Meissner will have battle on her hands again at nationals

Updated: January 24, 2008, 3:23 PM ET
By Amy Rosewater | Special to ESPN.com

You'd think that Kimmie Meissner, an Olympian, world champion and reigning U.S. figure skating champion, would be the odds-on favorite to defend her title this week in St. Paul, Minn.

After all, some of her biggest competitors are still in junior high school.

Think again.

Even Meissner's hometown paper, The Baltimore Sun, featured her in an article this week with the headline, "Comeback Kimmie."

Meissner might have the credentials and the medals, but when ...

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