Kiri Baga, the 2009 US National Novice Champion and 2010 US Junior Pewter medalist, has withdrawn from the 2011 US Figure Skating Championships due to severe tendonitis in both ankles.
Baga had a strong fall season, culminating in a silver medal at the junior grand prix. However, she later withdrew from the competition due to her aggravated ankle.
Baga announced her withdrawl on her Twitter account today. She would have made her senior debut this week in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Note: Amanda Dobbs and Samantha Cesario have also withdrawn from US Nationals.