PARTNER: Anna Trebunskaya
PROFESSION: Figure Skater
BACKGROUND: Fresh from the ice in Vancouver, will this skating star be displaying a shiny new mirror ball trophy next to his gold medal?
Olympic Gold Medal Winner and World Figure Skating Champion Evan Lysacek has been hitting the ice since the age of 8. That’s when he received his first pair of hockey skates. Good thing his folks didn’t give him a bowling ball. Otherwise, he may not have developed such a passion for skating. His win on the ice in Vancouver was the first in 22 years for an American male at the Olympics.
A native of Naperville, IL, Evan relocated to Los Angeles at the age of 18 to train with Frank Carroll who, in addition to his Olympic and World titles, has also coached Evan to two US National Titles. The pair also pulled out a 4th place showing at the Torino Games in 2006.
In the spring of 2010, Evan will also be touring as a member of the cast of Stars on Ice. But for now, he’ll have to trade in his ice skates for dancing shoes as this Olympic champ slides and glides onto the stage of Dancing with the Stars!
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