He has homes in El Segundo, California, Chicago, and Las Vegas. In 1997, he moved up to Intermediate and won the pewter medal (fourth place) at the Junior Olympics, after winning both his regional and his sectional qualifying competitions.Lysacek studied acting, having taken method acting classes at the Professional Arts School in Beverly Hills. national title at the Juvenile level – the lowest qualifying level in the U. After failing to qualify for Nationals on the novice level in 1998, at the age of thirteen.D., while performing on the NBC special – have been close friends since last summer.
D., while performing on the NBC special Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular -- confirm to PEOPLE exclusively that they've been dating since last summer. Turns out that gold medal figure skater Evan Lysacek and gold medal gymnast Nastia Liukin have been dating since the summer, when they met at a “Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular.” Liukin came to Vancouver to support her beau. Even though we’re not in the same sport, we got to connect at the same level because there’s nothing like the Olympics,” she said. 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. Lysacek was the 2010 United States Olympic Committee's Sports Man of the Year, Lysacek went to Spring Brook Elementary and then to Gregory Middle School.His grandmother had always wanted to be in the Ice Capades, so she bought him skates for Christmas. In the 1999–2000 season, Lysacek made his international junior debut and competed on the 1999–2000 ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit.
He originally wanted to play hockey, so his mother enrolled him and his sister Laura in figure-skating lessons to learn how to skate. He placed seventh at his first event and then won his second event.They attended the ESPYs together last July, and in August, Lysacek went to Dallas to cheer on Liukin during her gymnastics comeback at the U. For me, it’s easier to do it then watch it,” says Lysacek, 24.They switched roles this week when Liukin, 20, traveled to Vancouver to root for Lysacek.Sometimes your support system has more faith in you than yourself.And when she tells me things are going to be fine, I really believe it.” This week was no exception.“It was nice to be on the other side of things and be the support system, but I was nervous.” But why the secrecy?