Quad King Timothy Goebel To Attend Columbia University

Timothy Goebel at 2005 Smart Ones Skate America
Photo by Paul Harvath

(7/27/06) - 2002 Olympic bronze medalist Timothy Goebel has announced he will begin classes this fall at Columbia University in New York City.

“I am so excited to have the opportunity to complete my education at such a prestigious university,” said Goebel, who most recently attended classes at Loyola Marymount University in Southern California. “I am looking forward to all of the challenges an Ivy League education will provide. Skating has been a wonderful and enriching journey for me over the years. I am grateful for all that I was able to accomplish, and thank the many people who contributed to my success. I feel that I have accomplished all that I can in skating, and I am excited to open a new chapter in my life.”

Goebel plans to major in finance and has a strong interest in investment banking. While he will continue to coach, skate and work as a technical specialist when time allows, he plans to focus on his studies during the upcoming year and beyond.

Nicknamed the “Quad King,” Goebel made history throughout his career by being the first U.S. man to land a quadruple jump in competition, the first skater ever to land the quadruple Salchow and the first to land the quadruple Salchow-triple combination. He was the first man in the world to land six quadruple jumps in a single competition and landed 76 quadruple jumps in competition during his career.

Goebel was a member of the U.S. National Team from 1994-2006. In addition to winning the bronze medal in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, he is a six-time U.S. medalist, two-time World medalist and two-time Skate America champion.

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