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Paul Wylie (USA) - 1981 World Jrs04:58

Paul Wylie (USA) - 1981 World Jrs., Men's Long Program

1981 Junior World Championships long program

Paul Wylie (USA) - 1992 Albertville, Men's Free Skate09:37

Paul Wylie (USA) - 1992 Albertville, Men's Free Skate

1992 Olympic Games, long program

Kurt Browning, Scott Hamilton, Paul Wylie - Masters of Footwork on Ice03:01

Kurt Browning, Scott Hamilton, Paul Wylie - Masters of Footwork on Ice

Showing off his footwork on Stars on Ice

Paul Stanton Wylie is an American mens' singles figure skater and the 1992 Olympic silver medalist.

BiographyEdit

Wylie began skating at the age of three. At age eleven, his family moved to Denver, Colorado where he began to train with Carlo Fassi . Wylie remained with Fassi for nine years, first in Denver and later in Colorado Springs when Fassi relocated to the Broadmoor Skating Club. As a young skater, Wylie additionally worked with John Curry and Robin Cousins, who were also students of Fassi. Cousins lived with the Wylie family while he was training for the 1980 Winter Olympics.

In 1979, Wylie won the novice men's title at the U.S. Nationals , and in 1981, he won both the U.S. junior title and the World Junior Championships .

At the same time, Wylie was competing in pairs skating with partner Dana Graham. They won the junior pairs title at the 1980 U.S. nationals. They were coached by John Nicks, commuting to work with him in California. They placed eighth in the senior division at the 1981 U.S. nationals, but then dissolved their partnership when they lost financial sponsorship.

In 1985, wanting to reconstruct some of his technique, Wylie left Fassi and began to train instead with Evy and Mary Scotvold who were at that time located in Janesville, Wisconsin. Shortly afterwards, they all moved to the Boston area. Wylie attended Harvard University beginning in 1986. He graduated in 1991.

Wylie placed second in the senior division at U.S. Nationals in 1988, 1990, and 1992. He won the silver medal at the 1992 Olympics. The medal was considered a major upset. Wylie had never finished higher than ninth at the World Championships, and had skated such a poor performance at the U.S. Nationals immediately prior to the games that reporters questioned his placement on the Olympic team. The USFSA had left Wylie off the team for the 1992 World Championships, naming Mark Mitchell in his place.

After the Olympics, Wylie joined the professional skating ranks. He won the 1992 U.S. Open Professional Championship and the 1993 World Professional Championships . Wylie toured with Stars on Ice from 1992 to 1998 before retiring to attend Harvard Business School and to work in the corporate world. For some time he held a position with the Walt Disney Company.

In 2004, after leaving Disney, Wylie returned to the ice for twenty two dates with Stars on Ice . He has also continued his long association with An Evening with Champions , the annual benefit show at Harvard. Wylie has also worked as a sports commentator/analyst, most recently for ESPN and Universal Sports .

Wylie is currently in business for himself running a sports-related travel agency and is coaching figure skaters at the Extreme Ice Center in Indian Trail, North Carolina.

Wylie was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame on January 25, 2008.

AwardsEdit

  • U.S. Olympic Spirit Award (1992)
  • U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame Inductee (2008)

Professional competitive highlights Edit

  • Ice Wars 1996 (team) 1st
  • Battle of the Sexes 1996 (men's team) 1st
  • Mike Masters 1996 1st
  • Challenge of Champions 1995 1st
  • Fall Team Pro-Am (team) 1st, 1st overall
  • Ice Wars 1995 (team) 1st
  • Miko Masters Paris Championships 1995 1st
  • Ice Wars 1994 (team) 1st
  • Spring Pro-Am 1994 1st
  • World Challenge of Champions 1993 1st
  • World Professional Figure Skating Championships 1993 1st
  • Fall Pro-Am 3rd 1993 Miko Masters Paris Championships 1993 1st
  • World Challenge of Champions 1992 1st
  • U.S. Open Professional Championships 1992 1st
  • Fall Pro-Am 1992 1st

Amateur competitive highlights Edit

1992

  • Olympic Winter Games — 2nd
  • U.S. Championships 2nd

1991

  • World Championshps 11th
  • U.S. Championships 3rd

1990

  • 4th
  • Goodwill Games 4th (Seattle, WA)
  • World Championships 10th
  • U.S. Championships 2nd

1989

  • Nations Cup 3rd
  • 2nd
  • US Olympic Festival 2nd
  • US Championships 3rd

1988

  • 1st
  • World Championships 9th
  • Olympic Winter Games 10th
  • U.S. Championships 2nd

1987

  • NHK Trophy 2nd
  • World University Games 3rd
  • U.S. Championships 5th

1986

  • U.S. Collegiate Championships 1st
  • U.S. Championships 5th

1985

  • U.S. Championships 5th

1984

  • U.S. Championships 4th

1983

  • U.S. Championships 5th

1982

  • U.S. Championships 11th

1981

  • U.S. Championships Junior Men 1st
  • World Junior Championships 1st

1980

  • U.S. Championships Junior Men 2nd

1979

  • U.S. Championships Novice Men 1st

EducationEdit

  • BA, 1991, [1]
  • MBA, 2000,

ReferencesEdit

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