Evan Lysacek

2010 Olympic Gold Medallist
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Event/Season 1998/99 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
Winter Olympics               4th       1st
World Championships 3rd 3rd 5th 1st
World Junior Championships 3rd                      
Four Continents 10th 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 2nd
Grand Prix Final WD 3rd 1st
Cup of China 1st 2nd 2nd
Cup of Russia 5th
NHK Trophy 2nd
Skate America 5th 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st
Skate Canada 3rd
U.S. Championships 1st N. 1st J. 12th 12th 7th 5th 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 3rd 2nd
World Team 1T / 1P


Evan Frank Lysacek

Born: June 4, 1985, Chicago, Illinois

Coach: Frank Carroll

Choreographer: Lori Nicol

Former coaches: Ken Congemi, Viktor Kudriavtsev, Maria Jeżak-Athey

Former choreographers: Tatiana Tarasova, Shanetta Folle, Kurt Browning. Oleg Epstein

Skating Club: DuPage Figure Skating Club


Personal Best Scores

Combined total: 257.67, 2010 Winter Olympics

Short program: 90.30, 2010 Winter Olympics

Free skate: 167.37, 2010 Winter Olympics


1999: World Junior Championships, Bronze Medalist

2005: Four Continents Champion

2007: Four Continents Champion

2007: U.S. National Champion

2008: U.S. National Champion

2009: Grand Prix Final Champion

2009: World Champion

2010 Olympics, Vancouver, Canada: Gold Medalist


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 Olympic Return

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 form.

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 withdrawn.

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 Envoy.

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.

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