Sunday, January 30, 2011

Johnny Weir is Presented With his Second Reader's Choice Award at 2011 Nationals

Added February 1, 2011:

Figure skating competition draws thousands to NC

Read my friend MisfitMimes Blog The Excitement! The Panic! The Laughter! The Tears! And That Was BEFORE the Feed Even Started ...  She has written out a transcript of Johnny receiving the award, along with video, some lovely photos, and her own amusing comments! 'Video: Olympic Figure Skater Johnny Weir Visits Greensboro'


On Sunday January 30, 2011 Johnny Weir received his second Reader's Choice Figure Skater of the Year award from 'Skating' magazine.  The award is also know as the Michelle Kwan Trophy, and Weir is the only skater other than Kwan to receive the Reader's Choice Award more than once.  The award is voted on by fans, and for the 2010 award Weir received more votes than all the other eligible skaters combined.  The award was presented during the men's free skate at the 2011 U.S. Nationals figure skating championships held in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The presentation and subsequent interview was streamed live via to fans for free.

Click here for video from of Johnny receiving his award!
Johnny Weir accepts Readers' Choice award posted by JEKitten1.

Skating magazine's editor Troy Schwindt presents Johnny with the 2010 Readers Choice Skater of the Year Award. (Photo by Paul Harvath for
Johnny Weir holding the trophy after the ceremony. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America)

These flowers were presented to Johnny at the arena by a group of fans lead by my friend Robin.  This was one of at least three bouquets given to Johnny at the arena by fans; one of whom arranged to send her arrangement all the way from Australia. 

My own screen cap of some Johnny Weir fans in the audience during the awards ceremony.

January 30, 2011 tweet:

Please see my previous Blog Johnny Weir 2008 and 2010 Readers' Choice Figure Skater of the Year for video of Johnny receiving his first Reader's Choice award in 2008, and to read the Letter From the  Editor officially announcing Weir's win in the August/September 2010 issue of 'Skating'  (page four).

Please also see my previous Blog Repost: Johnny Weir Wins Skating Magazine 2010 Readers' Choice Skater Of The Year Award for an July 21, 2010 article and comment from Johnny Weir announcing his win.

July 21, 2010 tweet:
Johnny Weir accepts 2008 Readers' Choice Award for Skater of the Year Michelle Kwan Trophy

The above video of Johnny receiving the 2008 award was posted by JEKitten1.


wendydolls said...

Really great article. You put it all together for us with both of Johnny's Reader's Choice Awards, of which the first he discusses in his book. So, proud of Johnny Weir.

WheresMyKoppy said...

Thank you! So am I proud of Johnny Weir, what he's accomplished, what he's dealt with, how he handles things... He's definitely one in a million!