SOCHI, Russia – Two hours after Jason Brown finished the brilliant free skate at last month’s U.S. Championships that would put him on the 2014 Olympic team, his younger brother delivered the big news.
“You have 100,000 views on YouTube,” Dylan Brown, 15, told him.
Jason laughed, figuring his brother was kidding. After all, none of his previous skating performances ever got more than 8,000 views.
“And I freak out at that number,” said the figure skater from Highland Park.
A few hours later, a friend texted to tell Jason he was trending on Twitter, and there were 500,000 views. Two days later, it was over a...