*2013 U.S. silver medalist
*2011, '12 U.S. bronze medalist,
*2009 U.S. junior champion, '06 U.S. intermediate champion
*2009 Junior Grand Prix Final bronze medalist
*2008 U.S. novice silver medalist
2013 SEASON NOTES
SP Music: "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" by Sergei Rachmaninoff
FS Music: "Captain Blood" by Erich Korngold
Costumes designed by Chase Tyler, The Work Room Productions
Started skating at age 5 because he wanted to jump and spin ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program for two years ... Played hockey before he figure skated, and continued in the sport until he was 13 ... Formerly coached by Edmund Nesti (1995-2002).
Earned the John Hopkins Vermont Science Scholar award in 2003 and was awarded the Mary Louise Wright Memorial Scholarship in 2006 ... Parents are Ray and Gloria, who both work in the travel industry ... Supports the Jimmy Fund and the U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund.
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IN MY WORDS
If I wasn't a figure skater ... I would want to be either a tennis player or a golfer.
I look up to ... my friend Harrison Choate, one of my training mates, because I've never seen anyone work harder in my life. I also respect Rafael Nadal for his tenacity and work ethic.
My favorite things about being a figure skater are ... traveling and the feeling of doing a clean free skate.
The best moment of my figure skating career thus far was ... just after I finished my free skate at the 2011 U.S. Championships in Greensboro, N.C. I was so happy with the way that I skated that I didn't really even care about the results, and was just able to enjoy the moment.
Way to condition: Play tennis
Jump: Triple Lutz
Skating maneuver: Cantilever
Things to do on a day off: Golf, hang out with my family and friends
Way to relax: Watch sports
Olympic sport: All of them!
Beverage: Ginger ale and limeade
Snack: Mott's cinnamon applesauce
Meal: My mom's chicken pesto pasta
Team: Boston Red Sox
Book: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
Gloves or No Gloves
E-Reader or Book
Jump or Spin
Theater or Rental
Homecooking or Restaurant
Treadmill or Trail
Short Program or Free Skate
Pre-competition nap: Yes
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