Named United States Olympic Committee's Sportsman of
the Year for 2010.
Recipient of 2010 James E. Sullivan Award as
the top U.S. amateur athlete of 2010.
Post Olympic Competitive History and Attempted
Lysacek did not skate
competitively in 2010–2011, but did not announce retirement. In June
2011, he received two Grand Prix assignments – Skate America and
Trophée Eric Bompard. In September, he announced that his goal
was to participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics.
In October 2011, U.S. Figure
Skating announced that he would not compete at the 2011 Skate America
due to a financial disagreement. In November 2011, Lysacek confirmed
he would not enter the 2012 U.S. Championships in January 2012.
On August 10, 2012, U.S.
Figure Skating announced that Lysacek would return to competition at
the 2012 Skate America.
He withdrew, however, after aggravating a groin injury.
On November 20, 2012, Lysacek underwent surgery to repair a torn
muscle in his lower abdomen. In January
2013, he withdrew from the 2013 U.S. Championships, saying he was
healthy but needed an additional three weeks to return to competition
On June 3, 2013, it was
announced that Lysacek would compete at one ISU Grand Prix of Figure
Skating event, the 2013 Skate America.
However, on September 30, 2013, it was announced that he had
On December 10, 2013, Lysacek
announced on The Today Show that he would not attempt to qualify for
the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, due to the labrum injury which he
sustained in September 2013.
Lysacek has studied acting, taking method acting
classes at the Professional Arts School in Beverly Hills, California,
and appeared in the independent short
film Skate Great!.
He participated in the charity event Target –
A Time for Heroes. He also supports the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
(Jimmy Fund). He began supporting Figure
Skating in Harlem in 2006 and is a board member of that charity and
attended their 2009 benefit gala in New York City.
In April 2012, the U.S. Department of State's
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named Lysacek a Sports
Lysacek was a celebrity contestant on the
tenth season of Dancing with the Stars.
He and his professional dance partner, Anna Trebunskaya, reacehd the
finals and finished in second place.