His cousin Cole Chason is a former punter for the Clemson Tigers.
Lysacek went to Spring Brook Elementary and then to Gregory Middle School.
He placed second at the 2005 Skate America, but it was clear that his Grease free skate was not working.
Lysacek and coach Frank Carroll made the decision to find a new long program.
After the September 11, 2001 attacks, the United States Figure Skating Association cancelled the 2001–2002 ISU Junior Grand Prix event to be held in Arizona and did not allow its junior skaters to compete on the Junior Grand Prix circuit for the rest of that season. He was sent to the 2002 Triglav Trophy in April, where he won the gold medal on the junior level.
After that, Lysacek changed his diet and his training habits.
Lysacek is of Italian and Czech descent; his great-grandfather František Lysáček, emigrated from Czechoslovakia to Chicago in 1925. In the 1999–2000 season, Lysacek made his international junior debut and competed on the 1999–2000 ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit.
He is a Greek Orthodox Christian, having stated that one of his most prized possessions is his Orthodox cross. Lysacek moved to Los Angeles, California in 2003, following his graduation from high school. He placed seventh at his first event and then won his second event. Championships, Lysacek won the Junior title at the age of fourteen.He competed in his second season on the Junior Grand Prix circuit and won two silver medals. Lysacek performed two clean programs and came in second behind fellow American Johnny Weir, giving the United States a gold and a silver on the World Junior podium for the first time since 1987.He was the 7th qualifier for the 2000–2001 Junior Grand Prix Final and placed 8th at the Final. Over the next season, Lysacek dealt with several injuries, including broken ribs, which resulted in lost training time. Championships, Lysacek repeated his 12th-place finish from the previous year and was not selected for the team to the 2002 World Junior Championships.The skater has reportedly shacked up with Vera in her sprawling Beverly Hills estate and the couple has been spotted together on several different occasions. Well it turns out that Vera is a former skater herself and she has designed several skating costumes for Lysacek in the past. When he steps out he’s dressed to the nines sporting the latest trends in Men’s’ fashion.Despite the 36 year age difference it seems these two might actually make sense! Oh, and let’s not forget that he moonlights as a model for Ralph Lauren!Lysacek's new Carmen program was a success at the 2005 NHK Trophy, where Lysacek placed second. Championships, the de facto Olympic qualifier, Lysacek was third after the short program, but pulled up to win the free skate, finishing second overall.