Activities Sports & Athletics Paul Wylie - 1992 Men's Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medalist Share PINTEREST Email Print Al Bello/Getty Images Sports/Getty Images Sports & Athletics Skating Famous Skaters Basics History Gear Lessons Inline Skating Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket Extreme Sports Football Golf Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Jo Ann Schneider Farris Jo Ann Schneider Farris was a silver medalist in junior ice dancing at the 1975 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships and is the author of two books on skating our editorial process Jo Ann Schneider Farris Updated August 05, 2018 Paul Wylie won a silver medal at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France. He competed in eleven consecutive United States National Figure Skating Championships at the senior level. Wylie's Olympic long program included several triple jumps including a triple Axel, a triple flip, and triple Lutz-double toe loop combination. Wylie's Olympic silver medal win was a surprise win since at previous international figure skating events, Wylie had not skated well. Although he placed second at the 1992 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships, his inconsistent record caused him to not be chosen for the 1992 World Figure Skating Team. Paul Wylie was born in Dallas, Texas on October 24, 1964. He began skating when he was three years old. He trained as a young ice skater in Dallas, Texas, but his family relocated to Colorado to train under Carlo Fassi when he was eleven. During his years, training in Colorado, he represented the prestigious Broadmoor Skating Club. Wylie graduated from Harvard University in 1991. Later, he attended Harvard Business School. As a young skater, Paul Wylie trained under Carlo Fassi, who taught Olympic figure skating champions Peggy Fleming, John Curry, and Dorothy Hamill. During the latter part of his amateur skating career, Wylie was coached by Evy and Mary Scotvold. Paul and his pair skating partner, Dana Graham, also traveled to southern California to train under John A.W. Nicks who coached world pair skating champions, Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner. In addition to competing in singles, Wylie also was a successful pair skater. He won the U.S. National Junior Pairs Skating title with Dana Graham in 1980. Paul Wylie is married and has three children. The family lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is known that Paul Wylie's Christian faith is and was very important to him. He gave credit to God for his successful figure skating career. Amateur Competition Highlights 1979 U.S. National Novice Men's Champion1980 U.S. National Junior Men's Silver Medalist1980 U.S. National Junior Pairs Champion1981 U.S. National Junior Men's Champion1981 World Junior Champion1988 U.S. National Senior Men's Silver Medalist1988 Olympic and World Team Member1989 U.S. National Senior Men's Bronze Medalist1990 U.S. National Senior Men's Silver Medalist1991 U.S. National Senior Men's Bronze Medalist1992 U.S. National Senior Men's Silver Medalist1992 Olympic Figure Skating Men's Silver Medalist Professional Skating Highlights After the Olympics, Paul Wylie enjoyed a successful professional figure skating career. He won the 1992 U.S. Open Professional Championship and the 1993 World Professional Figure Skating Championships, and he toured with Stars on Ice. He also worked as a figure skating television commentator. He coaches figure skating and owns a sports-related travel agency. Host - An Evening With Champions In recent years, 1992 Olympic Silver Medalist and Harvard graduate Paul Wylie has served as the host for "An Evening With Champions," an annual figure skating performance that is run by students from Harvard University. The show raises funds for the Jimmy Fund and pediatric cancer research. Honors and Awards On January 25, 2008, Paul Wylie was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. In 1992, he received the U.S. Olympic Spirit Award. In 2007, he was inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame.