COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Joshua Farris, who won a bronze medal at the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and who has been sidelined while recovering from a concussion, has retired.
Farris, 21, won the 2013 world junior championship and appeared to be a rising star in the sport. But he fell badly while attempting a quadruple jump last July in practice.
"I am heartbroken that my competitive skating career is coming to an end before I was ready, but I plan to stay involved in the sport that has given me so much," said Farris, a native of Renton, Washington, who lived in Colorado Springs. "While I focus on regaining my health, I will continue to skate, coach and choreograph. I also plan to volunteer as a figure skating official, pursue my college education and work on my music."