About Evan Lysacek
Evan Lysacek was born in Chicago on June 4, 1985, and started figure skating at the comparatively late age of 8. Quickly rising through the junior figure skating ranks, he debuted on the senior international scene in 2004, winning the bronze medal at the World Championships (his first time there) in 2005, and again in 2006.
In 2006, Evan also won the silver medal at US Nationals, and competed at the Winter Olympics, overcoming the flu and a 10th place short program to perform a powerful and enthusiastic free skate, and vault up to 4th place overall. Recently,
he started the 2006-07 figure skating season with significant wins, a silver medal at Skate America and gold medal at Cup of China.
Evan trains in figure skating with Frank Carroll and Ken Congemi in southern California. His choreographers are Lori Nichols and Kurt Browning.
In 2006, Evan has skated to a variety of programs including The Last Temptation of Christ (a new short program), Carmen Suite, One by U2, Vamos a Bailar/Espana Caní, Grease, Time to Say Goodbye, Sway, and How to Pick Music (at Champions on Ice). Recently, he became a regular cast member of the Champions on Ice figure skating show, which tours the U.S. from April - July each year.
Evan's free skate at the 2006 winter Olympics was one of the most impressive and moving ice skating performances I have ever seen from a male skater. Personally, I believe he will be a U.S. gold medal at the 2010 Olympics.