Weir, who often chooses flamboyant outfits, on Friday wore an outfit with one teal arm and one purplish-pink arm. He came prepared to win this title, particularly after losing to Lysacek in a tie breaker last year. But in his short program, he popped a triple axel, which marred his final score.
He said it was the first time since 2001 that he had messed up a short program at nationals.
“I can’t wait to go back to the locker room or the hotel and sit in the shower and just cry for an hour,” he said, adding that his confidence was at about a 5 out of 10. “When I put on a new face and redo my hair, I’ll feel about a 9 or 10 again.”