He commentated on his free-skating program on Olympic Ice the next day with Scott Hamilton and Mary Carillo.
Lysacek ended his season by winning the bronze medal at the 2006 World Championships in Calgary, Alberta.
During high school, Lysacek was a member of the honor roll, where he earned a number of academic achievement awards, including the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence in 1999.
Lysacek moved to Los Angeles, California in 2003, following his graduation from high school.
He competed in his second season on the Junior Grand Prix circuit and won two silver medals. Lysacek performed two clean programs and came in second behind fellow American Johnny Weir, giving the United States a gold and a silver on the World Junior podium for the first time since 1987.
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.
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.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.He competed next at the 2005 World Championships in Moscow.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.He was the third alternate to the 1999–2000 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final. Championships, he was assigned to the 2000 Gardena Spring Trophy in Urtijëi where he won the silver medal on the junior level.