Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Johnny Weir 2008 and 2010 Readers' Choice Figure Skater of the Year

Johnny Weir accepts 2008 Readers' Choice Award for Skater of the Year Michelle Kwan Trophy

The above video is courtesy of JEKitten1.

Johnny Weir accepted his first Readers' Choice Award as the 2008 Skater of the Year (Michelle Kwan Trophy) in 2009.  Johnny has won this award twice in three years; and is the only skater other than Kwan to win more than once.  Johnny will receive this year's award at the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C.  Johnny won this year's award by a landslide, receiving 5,207 of the 8,000 votes cast, more than all the other eligible skaters combined. 

Full issues of 'Skating' magazine are now available online;

and the current August/September 2010 issue has a Letter From the Editor on page four that officially announces Weir's win.  It was previously announced at U.S. Figure Skating's website, and also in my Blog Repost: Johnny Weir Wins Skating Magazine 2010 Readers' Choice Skater Of The Year Award  

Tweet from Johnny Weir thanking his fans for voting for him:


Anonymous said...

thanks so much for sharing these - i hadn't seen either one before. go, Johnny!! we love you!

Robin aka Princess Johnny-Love

WheresMyKoppy said...

I hadn't seen the video myself until Jenn put it up on her YouTube channel. The letter is in the current issue of Skating which went live on the web yesterday, I think. So I actually saw it yesterday.

Yes, go JOhnny! We love you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the video Jen!

Nancy Knisley said...

The 2010 vote was such a landslide for Johnny. Take *that* you shortsighted, closed-minded powers at USFSA!