Michael Weiss (born August 2, 1976 in Washington, DC) is a former competitive and currently professional American figure skater.
He began skating at the age of nine and has made nineteen trips to the US Nationals. He is a three-time American (1999, 2000, 2003) a two-time World bronze medalist (1999, 2000), and two time Olympic team member. He was the first American to land a quadruple toe loop in competition. He is currently coached by Don Laws and was previously coached by Audrey Weisiger.
Weiss is the only skater to perform the Tornado, a backflip with a full twist, which he created. It is an illegal move to perform in competition, but it is a crowd favorite in exhibitions.
Weiss comes from an athletic family. His sister Geremi was also a figure skater and junior national silver medalist; his other sister, Genna, was junior world diving champion. Weiss's father, Greg, was a gymnast on the 1964 Olympic team. Weiss's mother was also a gymnast and national champion.
Weiss holds an associate's degree in Business marketing from Prince George's College. He was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Weiss has signed on to skate with Stars On Ice and recently competed in Ice Wars.
Michael Weiss FoundationEdit
While still an eligible skater, Weiss started the Michael Weiss Foundation, which gives scholarships to up-and-coming figure skaters. Skaters who have received scholarships include Madison Hubbell & Keiffer Hubbell, Daisuke Murakami, and Christine Zukowski.
|Winter Olympic Games||7th||7th|
|Four Continents Championships||3rd||9th|
|Grand Prix Final||4th||3rd|
|Cup of Russia||4th||6th||4th|
|Trophee Eric Bompard||2nd||5th||1st||3rd||6th|
|Bofrost Cup on Ice||5th||8th||4th|
|World Junior Championships||2nd||1st|
|American||6th N.||2nd N.||5th N.||3rd N.||5th J.||1st J.||8th||6th||5th||2nd|
|U.S. Championships (figures)||1st||2nd|
|Cup of Russia||3rd|
|Skate Canada International||6th|
|Bofrost Cup on Ice||10th|
|World University Games||1st|
|Grand Prix St. Gervais||2nd|
|U.S. Olympic Festival||6th|
- N = Novice level; J = Junior level
- MichaelWeiss.org - Official website
- USOC Bio Page - US Olympic Committee Biography