Colorado Springs figure skater, Joshua Farris is a rising star. On Saturday, March 2, 2013, he became the Junior World Figure Skating Champion.
When Farris was fourteen, he had already won the Juvenile, Intermediate, and Novice U.S. national figure skating titles. That was and is an amazing record in itself. Then, he went on to win a silver medal at the national and world junior levels.
At the recent 2013 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships, he won the pewter medal.
Farris began to skate when he was only five years old when his mother, Erin Farris, took him skating for his birthday. In February of 2007, the Farris family left their home in Washington and relocated to Colorado Springs. Like most young figure skaters, he has dreams of being an Olympic figure skating champion, but has stated that he may have to wait until 2018 to compete in the Winter Olympics because there are so many great male figure skaters in the United States.
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