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Grant was invited to perform by the Colonial Skating Club on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 6 p.m. & Sunday, May 8 at 1 p.m. in Boxborough, Massachusetts – click here for Ice Crystals show information. His two exhibition programs were “Time of My Life” (David Cook), choreographed by Peter Oppegard, and “Never Stop” (SafetySuit) that he choreographed himself.

April 6, 2016: Grant proposed to girlfriend Caroline Zhang in New York City’s Central Park yesterday! Click here to read the article.

April 1, 2016: Grant received a standing ovation for his 9th place free skate (162.44) and moved up to finish 10th overall (237.25), setting two ISU personal best scores. He landed his opening quad toe loop, followed by all eight of his planned triples. He was quoted immediately afterwards as follows:

“I’m like – what is it – cloud 9? I’m like on cloud 11. Gosh it felt good. I think it’s close to everything I wanted it to be.”

Here is the full article (PDF reprint courtesy of the Boston Herald) titled Grant Hochstein brings it.

March 30, 2016: Grant finished 16th in the short program (74.81) at the World Championships in Boston. He fell on his opening quad toe loop, landed his triple Axel and triple Lutz-double toe combination, and showcased polished spins and footwork. As quoted in this TeamUSA.org article:

For Hochstein, his experience at worlds was more about the journey than the result.
“It’s something that I worked for my whole life and something that, for a long time, I didn’t think I was ever going to achieve,” Hochstein said. “It’s a dream come true and, fall or not, it’s OK. I’m here and I’m loving every second of it, and I will cherish every second of it for the rest of my life.”

March 29, 2016: Grant was featured in an Associated Press article by Rachel Cohen titled “Hochstein of US reaches 1st world championships at age 25”, click here to read.

February 21, 2016: In his Four Continents debut, Grant earned an ISU personal best short program score of 75.79 (6th place) and finished the competition in 8th place.

February 19, 2016: FigureSkatersOnline.com interviewed Grant after Nationals for a feature article that was published today – click here to read.

February 16, 2016: Grant has begun blogging for IceNetwork.com from Four Continents in Taipei City – follow him this week as he chronicles his adventures here. To read IceNetwork’s Valentine’s Day-themed article titled “Hochstein enjoying career year with [Caroline] Zhang at side” – click here.

January 28, 2016: Due to bronze medalist Nathan Chen’s injury (announced by U.S. Figure Skating today), Grant has been named to the 2016 World team and he was quoted on IceNetwork.com as follows:

“Obviously, this is not the way I wanted to make my worlds debut,” Hochstein said. “We skate together (in Artesia, California) and Nathan is a hard worker. He earned his place at worlds and it’s terrible he was injured. In the same sense, I deserved fourth place at nationals, so I put myself in this position.” …
“I feel well prepared for worlds,” Hochstein said. “Both of my Grand Prix (assignments) had difficult fields. In Japan, there were 11 quads landed in the short programs, so I have had some decent success in high-pressure competitions.” …
At NHK, I did quad toe and then a (triple) lutz combination. The next two events, I want to get the quad [toe]-triple [toe] in. It’s the most consistent it’s ever been, and I land it every day in practice.”

Click here to read the full IceNetwork article. Click here to view photos of Grant at Nationals.

January 24, 2016:  Grant won the pewter medal at the 2016 U.S. Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota. His 4th place finish was his highest Nationals placement at the senior level. He will represent the U.S. for the first time at the ISU Four Continents Championships in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), February 16-21, 2016. He is also the first alternate for the ISU World Championships in Boston, Massachusetts.

January 20, 2016:

Hi everyone! Just wanted to send you all a quick note from St. Paul!
My luggage and I have successfully made it to Nationals! The temperatures are quite cold, but I think I’ve also become a bit of a wimp living in California for a few years now!
Practices have been going well at home and I feel ready for this week. I want to thank you all for your support so far this season! It really means a lot to me and I hope to make you proud here in St. Paul!
Enjoy Nationals!
Grant

November 28, 2015: Grant placed 4th at NHK Trophy in Nagano, Japan, setting three new ISU personal best scores: 74.30 (short program), 161.33 (third place free skate) and 235.63 (total). Click here to watch his FS without commentary. He landed a quad toe loop and all 8 of his planned triple jumps.

November 7, 2015: Grant placed 4th at Cup of China in Beijing. He set 2 new ISU personal best scores – 74.27 (SP) and 222.74 (Total). Click here to read his blog from China on IceNetwork.

January 19, 2015
Hochstein aims to impress at the U.S. Championships (FigureSkatersOnline.com)

November 22, 2014: Grant qualified for the 2015 U.S. Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina in January by winning the Eastern Sectional in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

September 21, 2014: Grant began his international season at Lombardia Trophy in Sesto San Giovanni/Milan, Italy on September 20 and 21. He finished in fourth place. To watch a video of his third place short program, click here. READ Grant’s blog for IceNetwork.

July 11, 2014: Grant wrote a new journal entry to kick off a new competitive season; his Programs & Events page are updated.

August 15, 2013
Hochstein moves into 2014 with a quad-triple (Golden Skate)

 

 

2013 Skate Detroit videos:

He won Skate Detroit with a total score of 214.75 (79.89 in SP, 134.86 in FS).

 

 May 7, 2013

January 27, 2013
Grant placed 15th at the U.S. Championships in Omaha, Neb.

January 29, 2012
Grant finished 12th at the U.S. Championships in San Jose, Calif., with 206.23 points overall. He was 10th in the short program (67.89) and 11th in the free skate (138.34).

November 19, 2011
Grant has qualified for the 2012 U.S. Championships, Jan. 22-29, in San Jose, Calif., by placing second at the Midwestern Sectional Championship in Fort Collins, Colo. He was third in the short program with 69.68 points and second in the free skate with 120.90. Overall, he scored 190.58.

October 2, 2011
Grant finished fifth at Ondrej Nepela Memorial in Bratislava, Slovakia, with 189.58 points. He was second in the short program, scoring 69.77, but was seventh in the free skate with 119.81.

August 16, 2011
Grant started his season by winning the 2011 U.S. Collegiate Championship in Lansing, Mich. He captured the title with a total score of 179.38 points.

January 31, 2011
Despite illness, Grant competed at the 2011 U.S. Championship in Greensboro, N.C., taking 12th in the men’s event. He finished with 183.37 points for his 10th place short program (65.76) and 13th place free skate (117.61).

November 14, 2010
Grant qualified for the 2011 U.S. Championship, January 22-30, in Greensboro, N.C., with a silver medal at the Midwestern Sectional Championship. Last season, Grant made his senior national debut with a seventh place showing at the 2010 U.S. Championship.

October 31, 2010
Grant placed 10th in his debut event on the Grand Prix, Skate Canada in Kingston, Ontario. He was 12th in the short program and 10th in the free skate. He will compete next at the Midwestern Sectional Championship for a spot at the 2011 U.S. Championship in Greensboro, N.C.

October 10, 2010
Grant finished fourth at Finlandia Trophy in Vantaa, Finland. In the short program, Grant finished eighth, but behind a stellar second place free skate, he surged to fourth place overall, just missing the podium in his first senior international event. Grant started the season with a win at the Collegiate Championships. He will make his Grand Prix debut at Skate Canada later this month.

June 27, 2010
Grant has selected his programs for the upcoming season. His short program is to Suite No. 3 and Hérodiade by Jules Massenet. His free skate is to the Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia from the ballet Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian. Also, Grant announced he plans to compete at the U.S. Collegiate National Championships.

March 16, 2010
Grant won the short program at the World Junior Championships but encountered problems in the free skate, falling on a triple Axel as well and struggling with three other jumps, to drop to fifth (194.30 points).

January 17, 2010
Grant finished seventh at the 2010 U.S. Championships with 192.73 points. Skating as a senior for the first time, he was eighth in the short program and seventh in the free skate. He will represent the United States at the 2010 World Junior Championships in The Hague, Netherlands.

December 4, 2009
Grant finished fifth at the Junior Grand Prix Final with 187.92 points, his third personal best mark of the competition. In the short program, he placed fourth with a mark of 66.45. His next competition is the 2010 U.S. Championships, Jan. 14-24, in Spokane, Wash.

October 18, 2009
In only his first season on the Junior Grand Prix circuit, Grant has qualified for the Junior Grand Prix Final, based on his silver medal in Hungary and fourth place showing in Germany. The Final is December 3-6, 2009, in Tokyo, Japan.

October 4, 2009
Grant finished fourth at Junior Grand Prix Germany in Dresden, Germany. While he was second in the short program, he was fifth in the free skate, placing him fourth overall in his second career JGP competition.

September 4, 2009
U.S. Figure Skating has given Grant a second Junior Grand Prix assignment following his silver medal performance in Budapest, Hungary. He will represent the United States next at JGP Germany in Dresden, Germany. The competition t is September 30-October 4.

August 30, 2009
Grant won the silver medal in his career Junior Grand Prix debut, finishing on the podium in Budapest, Hungary, after winning the short program and taking second in the free skate.