Grant Hochstein

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Grant Hochstein
2010 JWC Grant HOCHSTEIN.jpg
Hochstein in 2010
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1990-07-16) July 16, 1990 (age 26)
Warren, Michigan
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Coach Peter Oppegard, Karen Kwan
Former coach Lindsay O'Donoghue, Maria Moscato
Choreographer Peter Oppegard, Karen Kwan
Former choreographer Jodie Tasich
Skating club SC of New York
Training locations Artesia, California
Former training locations St. Clair Shores, Michigan
Began skating 1999
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 237.25
2016 Worlds
Short program 81.94
2017 Four Continents Championships
Free skate 162.44
2016 Worlds

Grant Hochstein (born July 16, 1990) is an American figure skater. He is the 2016 CS Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist and a two-time U.S. national pewter medalist (2016, 2017). He has finished in the top ten at three ISU Championships, including the 2016 World Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Hochstein was born on July 16, 1990 in Warren, Michigan.[1] After high school, he began studying history at Wayne State University in Detroit, but paused his studies in 2012 when he moved to California.[2] He works as a coach in addition to competing.[3][2] On April 5, 2016, he announced his engagement to fellow figure skater Caroline Zhang.[4]


Hochstein won the pewter medal (fourth place) on the junior level at the 2009 U.S. Championships.

His ISU Junior Grand Prix debut came in the 2009–10 season. Hochstein won silver in Budapest and placed fourth in Dresden, earning qualification to the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final, where he placed 5th. After finishing 7th on the senior level at the 2010 U.S. Championships, he was assigned to the 2010 World Junior Championships in The Hague, Netherlands. He placed first in the short program, 7th in the free skate, and 5th overall.

In 2010–11, Hochstein was invited to the 2010 Skate Canada International and finished 10th in his first Grand Prix appearance. He was 12th at the 2011 and 2012 U.S. Championships. Peter Oppegard and Karen Kwan-Oppegard became his coaches in 2012, after Hochstein's move to California.[2] He placed 15th at the 2013 U.S. Championships, 11th in 2014, and 9th in 2015.

In the 2015–16 season, Hochstein was invited to two Grand Prix events, the 2015 Cup of China and 2015 NHK Trophy, and finished fourth at both. At the 2016 U.S. Championships, he was awarded the pewter medal after placing 6th in the short program, 4th in the free skate, and 4th overall. After the event, he was named in the U.S. team to the 2016 Four Continents,[5] and a week later, he was added to the World Championships, replacing the injured Nathan Chen.[6] Ranked 6th in the short and 10th in the free, Hochstein finished 8th overall at Four Continents in Taipei. At Worlds in Boston, he placed 16th in the short, 9th in the free, and 10th overall.


Season Short program Free skating Exhibition

  • La califfa
    by Ennio Morricone
  • Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
    by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

2010–11 to present[edit]

Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
Worlds 10th
Four Continents 8th 9th
GP Cup of China 4th
GP NHK Trophy 4th 11th
GP Skate Canada 10th 11th
CS Golden Spin 4th
CS Lombardia 4th 5th
CS Nebelhorn 7th 3rd
Finlandia Trophy 4th
Nepela Memorial 5th
U.S. Classic 4th
U.S. Champ. 12th 12th 15th 11th 9th 4th 4th
U.S. Collegiate 1st
Midwestern Sect. 2nd 2nd
Eastern Sect. 4th 2nd 1st
TBD: Assigned; WD: Withdrew

2004–05 to 2009–10[edit]

International: Junior[13]
Event 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10
World Junior Championships 5th
JGP Final 5th
JGP Germany 4th
JGP Hungary 2nd
Gardena Spring Trophy 1st J
U.S. Championships 8th N 12th J 11th J 4th J 7th
U.S. Collegiate Championships 1st
Midwestern Sectionals 1st N 6th J 2nd J 2nd J 1st J
Eastern Great Lakes Regionals 1st N 2nd J 1st J 1st J 1st J
Levels – N: Novice; J: Junior


  1. ^ a b "Grant HOCHSTEIN: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Cohen, Rachel (March 29, 2016). "Hochstein of US reaches 1st world championships at age 25". Associated Press. 
  3. ^ Lewis, Amber (September 28, 2011). "Hochstein aims for flu shot, consistent triple Axel". Figure Skaters Online. Retrieved September 28, 2011. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "U.S. Figure Skating Announces ISU Championship Event Selections". U.S. Figure Skating. January 24, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Nathan Chen undergoes left hip surgery". U.S. Figure Skating. January 28, 2016. 
  7. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (August 26, 2016). "Chen hopes to put injury bug behind him in 2016-17". 
  8. ^ "Grant HOCHSTEIN: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 23, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h "Grant Hochstein". 
  10. ^ "Grant HOCHSTEIN: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 21, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Grant HOCHSTEIN: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Grant HOCHSTEIN: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 16, 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "Competition Results: Grant HOCHSTEIN". International Skating Union. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Grant Hochstein at Wikimedia Commons