We are so overwrought by this news and the fourteen hours of ice dancing we watched since Friday that we need to go have a lie down.
The pair met in October 2008 while performing in the NBC "Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular" in Rapid City, South Dakota, which is totally a real thing.
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There, he won a surprising bronze medal at his first senior World Championships, a competition for which his goal had been only to qualify for the free skate.
In the 2005–2006 season, Lysacek again competed on the Grand Prix.
He was the 7th qualifier for the 2000–2001 Junior Grand Prix Final and placed 8th at the Final. Over the next season, Lysacek dealt with several injuries, including broken ribs, which resulted in lost training time. Championships, his goal had been to place in the top ten. Lysacek was named third alternate for the 2003 Four Continents Championships and was placed on the team after other skaters withdrew.
After the September 11, 2001 attacks, the United States Figure Skating Association cancelled the 2001–2002 ISU Junior Grand Prix event to be held in Arizona where he placed 5th. He placed 10th at this event in his senior international debut.
He placed second at the 2005 Skate America, but it was clear that his Grease free skate was not working. Championships, the de facto Olympic qualifier, Lysacek was third after the short program, but pulled up to win the free skate, finishing second overall.
Lysacek and coach Frank Carroll made the decision to find a new long program. He was named to the 2006 Winter Olympic team along with Johnny Weir and Matthew Savoie.Back then he was still dating 2004 ice dancing silver medalist Tanith Belbin and Nastia had just won her hardware at the Beijing Games."We've gotten to know each other really well and [are] able to connect because there's nothing like the Olympics," Nastia said.It's important to have things in common other than your taste in jewelry, after all. He is the 2010 Olympic champion, the 2009 World champion, a two-time (2005, 2007) Four Continents champion, the 2009 Grand Prix Final champion, and a two-time (2007, 2008) U. Lysacek graduated from Neuqua Valley High School in 2003.He finished fourth overall, seven points below the bronze.