Vincent Zhou Withdraws from 2019 Grand Prix Series

(10/22/19) - Vincent Zhou has withdrawn from both Cup of China and Rostelecom Cup, U.S. Figure Skating announced today.

“It’s really difficult to balance classes and training at the same time,” said Zhou, who is in the middle of his freshman year at Brown University. “I want to perform at the highest level on the ice and in the classroom, and I have not been able to dedicate the necessary time to my skating with my rigorous class schedule. Unfortunately, the timing of my midterms has fallen right in the middle of an important training period for me this fall. This was a tough decision because I love to perform in front of the fans, but this is the best decision for me right now.”

Cup of China is set for Nov. 8-10 in Chongqing, China , while Rostelecom Cup will take place in Moscow, Nov. 15-17.

Zhou earned the bronze medal at the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships, and was a member of the 2018 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team.