Name: Mike Weiss

Michael Weiss is a true champion in the world of figure skating.

He is the first American man to land a quad toe loop in competition and also the first American to land a quad toe loop in a short program. He is also among the first to have earned the U.S and World Junior Champion and U.S. Senior Champion titles. To see him skate is to watch a perfectionist at work. No practice is ever too long and no detail is ever too small. That's why he's a champion. Michael excels in the artistic part of the sport, but it is his athleticism and training regimen that have had the biggest impact on his career. In addition to skating, Michael's training includes an intensive weightlifting program. He has a vertical jump of 36 inches (just inches short of Michael Jordan's) and also does Pilates exercises to improve strength and flexibility.

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