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Grant Hochstein

Jun 21, 2003
U.S. figure skater Grant Hochstein was born on July 16, 1990, in Warren, Michigan.

Here's Grant's LP from the 2015 Glacier Falls event. :clap: :clap: :clap: :rock:

Great use of music. Grant for Skate America TBD! Go Grant!

Update August 2016​

Biographical Information​

Grant's Wikipedia

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His entry

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Social Media​

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Personal Best Total Score237.25ISU World Championships 2016
Personal Best Score Short Program75.79ISU Four Continents Championships 2016
Personal Best Score Free Skating162.44ISU World Championships 2016


SP "Due Tramonti" by Ludovico Einaudi
FS Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schönberg

2016 Worlds SP
2016 Worlds FS

2016 Four Continents SP
2016 Four Continents FS

2016 US Nationals SP
2016 US Nationals FS

2015 NHK SP
2015 NHK FS
2015 NHK EX

2015 Cup of China SP
2015 Cup of China FS
2015 Cup of China EX

2015 Nebelhorn SP
2015 Nebelhorn FS

2015 Glacier Falls SP
2015 Glacier Falls FS

SP "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
FS Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus

2015 US Nationals FS

2014 Lombardia Trophy SP

2014 Golden Spin SP

SP: "La Califfa" by Ennio Morricone
FS: "Trio Elegiaque no. 2" and "Piano Concerto no. 3" by Rachmaninoff, "Dumky Trio" by Dvorak

2013 Skate Detroit SP
2013 Skate Detroit FS

SP: "La Califfa" by Ennio Morricone
FS King Arthur soundtrack and Troy soundtrack by various artists

2013 US Nationals SP
2013 US Natonals FS

2012 LA Open SP

2012 Glacier Falls SP
2012 Glacier Falls FS

Clair de Lune by Debussy
The Mission by Ennio Morricone

2011 MON FS

SP Jules Massenet's "Suite No. 3" and "Herodiade" performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
FS "Adagio" from Spartacus and Phrygia by Aram Khachaturian

2010 Finlandia SP

SP Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky
FS Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky

2010 Jr. Worlds SP

2009 Skate Detroit FS

2009.JGP Budapest SP

SP "Seville" from Mission Impossible II by Hans Zimmer
FS "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" by Sergei Rachmaninoff

SP "Europa" and "Black Magic Woman" by Santana
FS "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" by Sergei Rachmaninoff

2007 Skate Detroit FS

SP Casablanca soundtrack
FS Henry V soundtrack by Patrick Doyle

2005 Midwestern Sectionals FS Novice


Season 2015-2016​
2016 World Championships
16910 (237.25)
2016 Four Continents Championships
108 (216.34)
2016 U.S. National Championships
644 (252.84)
2015 NHK Trophy834 (235.63)
2015 Cup of China544 (222.74)
2015 Nebelhorn Trophy887 (194.88)
Season 2014-2015​
2015 U.S. Championships
999 (230.28)
2014 Golden Spin of Zagreb634 (219.82)
2015 U.S.Eastern Sectionals
111 (200.95)
2014 Lombardia Trophy364 (204.37)
Season 2013-2014​
2014 U.S. National Championships101211 (198.50)
2014 U.S. Eastern Sectionals312 (209.29)
2013 U.S. International Classic444 (191.91)
Season 2012-2013​
2013 U.S. National Championships111715 (188.57)
2013 U.S. Eastern Sectionals254 (186.48)
Season 2011-2012​
2012 U.S. National Championships101112 (206.23)
2012 U.S. Midwestern Sectionals322 (190.58)
2011 Ondrej Nepela Memorial275 (189.58)
2011 U.S. Collegiate Championships --1
Season 2010-2011​
2011 U.S. National Championships101312 (183.37)
2011 U.S. Midwestern Sectionals322 (191.22)
2010 Skate Canada121010 (181.65)
2010 Finlandia Trophy624 (183.51)
2010 U.S. Collegiate Championships --1
Season 2009-2010​
2010 World Junior Championships175 (194.30)
2010 U.S. National Championships877 (192.73)
2010 Junior Grand Prix Final455 (187.92)
2009 JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter 254 (169.85)
2009 JGP Budapest122 (179.03)
Season 2008-2009​
2009 U.S. Junior National Championships944 (162.15)
2009 U.S. Midwestern Junior Sectionals311 (158.63)
2009 U.S. Eastern Great Lakes Junior Regionals111 (167.39)
Season 2007-2008​
2008 Junior Gardena Trophy121 (151.65)
2008 U.S. Junior National Championships81111 (162.12)
2008 U.S. Midwestern Junior Sectionals232 (166.42)
2008 U.S. Eastern Great Lakes Junior Regionals111 (147.56)
Season 2006-2007​
2007 U.S. Junior National Championships111112 (140.51)
2007 U.S. Midwestern Junior Sectionals222 (161.33)
2007 U.S. Eastern Great Lakes Junior Regionals211 (142.42)
Season 2005-2006​
2006 U.S. Midwestern Junior Sectionals656 (125.91)
2006 U.S. Eastern Great Lakes Junior Regionals122
2005 Junior North American Challenge Skate - Pierrefonds677 (107.08)
Season 2004-2005​
2005 U.S. Novice National Championships1078
2005 U.S. Midwestern Novice Sectionals211
2005 U.S. Eastern Great Lakes Novice Regionals111
Season 2003-2004​
2004 U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate--4
2004 Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Intermediate--1
Season 2002-2003​
2003 U.S. Junior Championships, Juvenile--10
2003 Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Juvenile--2
Season 2001-2002​
2002 Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Juvenile--10

Recent articles

March 2016 -Grant Hochstein looks to continue his breakout season

March 2016 -Though Not How He Planned, Skater Grant Hochstein Set To Make World Championship Debut At Age 25

Golden Skate Articles

Hochstein moves into 2014 with a quad-triple

April 2010 - Hochstein’s ‘dream season’ inspires lofty goals

March 2010 - Hochstein first after Men’s Short; Messing second

Icenetwork Articles

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Wicked Yankee Girl
Jul 26, 2003
Thanks, Mathman, for the new fan fest! Grant did a great job at Glacier Falls!


Record Breaker
Jun 22, 2015
Wow, it's definitely time to dust off this fan fest! I came looking for it to celebrate Grant's 4th place finish at nationals and to wish him all the best for 4CC and now Worlds. While the *reason* he's going to Worlds is a shame of course, it's still a huge opportunity and I hope he knocks it out of the park! Go Grant! :cheer:


Wicked Yankee Girl
Jul 26, 2003
I don't want GS to leave Grant Hochstein out, so I have updated his OP.for Worlds

Skate well, Grant! :cheer:


Record Breaker
Jun 22, 2015
Grant!! :hap93::hap85: Two spectacular performances for him! His free skate left me in tears and the whole audience was just roaring. Such an amazing for him and for all of us watching. 10th at your very first worlds, what an accomplishment! And at 25, no less!! Mega congrats and I can hardly wait to see how he does next year!!

sk8ing mom

Nov 30, 2012
Yes, Grant was amazing! I watched on icenetwork. Michael Weiss was doing commentary, and he got choked up. (Michael Weiss did mention later that Grant's performance did bring him to tears.) Weiss was also so moved because Grant has been a beneficiary of the Michael Weiss Foundation. It's so great to see him succeed after so many years of hard work, and using the music his girlfriend Caroline Zhang cut for him.
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All Hail the Queen
Record Breaker
Oct 31, 2014
Here is how I become his fan. I got curious about him since the last season, because his name constantly popped up in B-level competitions. Such competitions didn't provide proper video clips on his performances, so I didn't know about his performance and assets. When he got assigned to GP series, I was just glad with the fact I could see him live in a major int' competition. And he could deliver his performance with such a grace and poise. His both outings at Cup of China and NHK were successful and Kaboom! he charmed me at Worlds again. I highly appreciate all skaters working really really hard. I hope to keep seeing him in major competitions.


Final Flight
Mar 1, 2014
I just re-watched Grant's FS and it was amazing! I remembered it was good but it was better than good! Full standing O and I love his entrance into the spin at around 2 minutes in.:love: Very emotional skate and those get me every time!

el henry

Go have some cake. And come back with jollity.
Record Breaker
Mar 3, 2014
Count me as a newfound appreciator of Grant Hochstein. I had resisted his LP because another Les Miz? I couldn't, I just couldn't...

But that LP at Worlds; wow!:love: He stepped up to the plate and delivered, and you could feel the determination in each stroke. And that huge grin in the KnC; I grin just looking at it.

And of course I do love me some "older" skaters, rather than teenage phenoms; even if he's young enough to be my son, if not grandson......;)


Final Flight
Jan 12, 2004
Just saw on Grant's twitter that he and Caroline are engaged. Best wishes to them both. They are an adorable couple.

el henry

Go have some cake. And come back with jollity.
Record Breaker
Mar 3, 2014
Jason Brown ‏@jasonbskates · 7h7 hours ago
Unable to keep a straight face with @Grant_Hochstein! Excited to be going to Italy with him in two weeks!! 😂🇮🇹

Note: I already posted this in Jason's thread, but I think it ought to go here as well.

I'm so glad you posted here too; Grant has such a great sense of humor and plays off of Jason so well I am becoming more of a fan.

Grant, with a perfectly straight face, talking about teaching skating classes: "you know those "stretchy things" Jason does. I taught him that" :laugh2:

Good stuff!


Record Breaker
Jun 2, 2014
Grant and Jason together! Ya gotta love it! Grant has definitely become one of my faves since Worlds. I've watched his Worlds FS over and over and am still so proud of him! He's a class act. Can't wait to see these 2 at Lombardia!


Record Breaker
Jun 2, 2014
Congratulations to Grant! And the cow "encounter" looked like fun too.


Record Breaker
Jan 10, 2014
Glad Grant was able to medal internationally for the first time! :) I was impressed that he landed a 4T/3T in the short program with positive GOE, which earned him nearly 15 points. He was the only man in the competition to land a quad successfully in the short!

I liked his programs better last year, but it's still early in the season, hope he can win me over at Skate Canada.
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