Johnny Weir

Career

Career highlights by season

1996 – 1997 Juvenile Level
Coach: Priscilla Hill
Choreographer: Yuri Sergeev

  • South Atlantic Regional Champion (Singles/Pairs)
  • Junior Olympics 4th (Singles/Pairs)

 

1997 – 1998 Novice Level
Coach: Priscilla Hill
Choreographer: Yuri Sergeev

  • South Atlantic Regional Champion
  • Eastern Sectional Novice Champion
  • US National Bronze Medalist

 

1998 – 1999 Junior Level
Coach: Priscilla Hill
Choreographer: Yuri Sergeev

  • Junior Grand Prix Slovakia Champion
  • Eastern Sectional Junior Champion
  • US National Junior Championship 4th

 

1999 – 2000 Junior Level
Coach: Priscilla Hill
Choreographer: Yuri Sergeev

  • Junior Grand Prix Czech Republic 7th
  • Junior Grand Prix Norway 2nd
  • Eastern Sectional Junior Champion
  • US National Junior Championship 5th

 

2000 – 2001 Junior/Senior Level
Coach: Priscilla Hill
Choreographer: Yuri Sergeev

  • Junior Grand Prix France 6th
  • Junior Grand Prix China 2nd
  • Eastern Sectional Champion
  • US National Championship 6th
  • Junior World Champion

 

2001 – 2002
Coach: Priscilla Hill
Choreographer: Yuri Sergeev

  • Goodwill Games 10th
  • Skate Canada 7th
  • Trophee Lalique 4th
  • US National Championship 5th
  • Four Continents Championship 4th

 

2002 – 2003
Coach: Priscilla Hill
Choreographers: Michelle Poley/Giuseppe Arena

  • Withdrew from all events due to injury or illness.

 

2003 – 2004
Coaches: Priscilla Hill and Tatiana Tarasova

  • Finlandia Trophy 2nd
  • Eastern Sectional Champion
  • US National Champion – Youngest US National Champion since 1991
  • World Championship 5th

 

2004 – 2005
Coaches: Priscilla Hill and Tatiana Tarasova

  • NHK Trophy Champion
  • Trophee Eric Bompard Champion
  • Cup of Russia 2nd
  • US National Champion
  • World Championship 4th

 

2005 – 2006
Coaches: Priscilla Hill and Tatiana Tarasova

  • Skate Canada 7th
  • Cup of Russia 3rd
  • US National Champion — First skater to win this title three times in a row since Brian Boitano in the late 1980s
  • Olympic Winter Games 5th
  • World Championship 7th

 

2006 – 2007
Coach: Priscilla Hill
Choreographer: Marina Anissina

  • Skate Canada 3rd
  • Cup of Russia 2nd
  • US National Championship 3rd
  • World Championship 8th

 

2007 – 2008
Coach: Galina Zmievskaya / Assistant Coach: Viktor Petrenko
Choreographers: Faye Kitariev and Denis Petukhov

  • International Counter Match Champion
  • Lyubov k Rossii Award
  • Cup of China Champion
  • Cup of Russia Champion — First American singles skater to win this title
  • Grand Prix Final 4th
  • US National Championship 2nd
  • World Championship 3rd
  • 2008 US Figure Skating/Skating Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for Skater of the Year (Michelle Kwan Trophy)

 

2008 – 2009
Coach: Galina Zmievskaya / Assistant Coach: Viktor Petrenko
Choreographer: Nina Petrenko

  • Skate America 2nd
  • NHK Trophy 2nd
  • Grand Prix Final 3rd — With this medal, became one of the few skaters to medal in every Grand Prix event
  • US National Championship 5th

 

2009 – 2010
Coach: Galina Zmievskaya / Assistant Coach: Viktor Petrenko
Choreographer: David Wilson

  • Cup of Russia 4th
  • NHK Trophy 2nd
  • Grand Prix Final 3rd
  • US National Championship 3rd
  • Olympic Winter Games 6th
  • 2010 US Figure Skating/Skating Magazine Readers’ Choice Award for Skater of the Year (Michelle Kwan Trophy) — Became the only skater other than Michelle Kwan to win this award more than once

 

2012 – 2013
Coach: Galina Zmievskaya / Assistant Coach: Viktor Petrenko
Choreographers: Johnny Weir, Galina Zmievskaya, Nikolai Morozov

  • Finlandia Trophy 4th
  • Rostelecom Cup — Withdrew due to injury
  • Trophée Eric Bompard — Withdrew due to injury

 

On October 23, 2013, Johnny announced his retirement from competitive skating in an appearance on the Today Show, and issued a retirement statement through his weekly column in the Falls Church News-Press. He is now an expert figure skating analyst for NBC Sports, and provided commentary throughout the Grand Prix season and at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February 2014.