*2013 World Junior Champion
*2012 World junior silver medalist
*2011 Junior Grand Prix Final bronze medalist
*2010 U.S. junior silver medalist
*Won U.S. titles at the juvenile (2006), intermediate (2008) and novice (2009) levels
Began skating at age 6 after his mom took him skating for his birthday ... Previously coached by Tom Zakrajsek (2007-2011) ... Was hospitalized during the 2011 U.S. Championships to have an allergic reaction treated, and broke his ankle during the free skate.
Has one older brother, David, 21... Parents are Rodney Farris and Erin Dusbabek ... Had osteochondritis dissecans, a joint condition, in his knees four years ago, which kept him off the ice for 3-1/2 months and for which he had to undergo physical therapy for six months.
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IN MY WORDS
If I wasn't a figure skater ... I would play baseball. I love basketball but I'm not good!
I look up to ... the sky.
My favorite thing about being a figure skater is ... that I get to travel! I love going places that not a lot of people my age get to go. I went to Turkey!
I manage my pre-skate jitters by ... not thinking about competing. When people are all focused in the hotel, I'm goofing around.
My favorite thing about performing is ... that everybody's watching you. I get to be who I am and people like that.
My hobbies are ... playing lots of video games and taking photos. I LOVE photography.
The best moment of my figure skating career thus far was ... placing second at the World Junior Championships.
Jump: Triple Axel
Skating maneuver: Spread eagle
Thing to do on a day off: Playing Minecraft
Way to relax: Reading a book
Book: DragonLance series by Margaret Weis and Laura and Tracy Hickman
Olympic sport: Basketball
Teams: Miami Heat, Seattle Mariners
Beverage: Green tea with honey and ginseng
Meal: Baby Back Ribs and french fries
Gloves or No Gloves
Homecooking or Restaurant
Short Program or Free Skate
E-Reader or Book
Theater or Rental
Treadmill or Trail
Pre-competition nap: No
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