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'Heartbroken' Farris retires from competitive skating

2015 U.S. bronze medalist focused on health after concussion struggles
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Joshua Farris credits his improved artistry to the time he spent on 'Stars on Ice.' -Getty Images

Joshua Farris, the 2015 U.S. bronze medalist, has retired from competitive figure skating. Farris, who did not compete last season, continues to recover from a concussion.

"I am heartbroken that my competitive skating career is coming to an end before I was ready, but I plan to stay involved in the sport that has given me so much," Farris said. "While I focus on regaining my health, I will continue to skate, coach and choreograph. I also plan to volunteer as a figure skating official, pursue my college education and work on my music.

"Thank you to my family, friends, coaches and those who have supported me on my journey."

Farris, who was coached by Damon Allen and Christ Krall, is the 2013 World Junior champion and 2015 Four Continents silver medalist. He resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado.