Flatt is the 2010 U.S. champion, 2008 World Junior champion and a two-time U.S. silver medalist ... Won the U.S. novice title in 2005 ... Earned the silver medal at the 2006 U.S. Championships as a junior ... Captured the silver at the 2007 Junior Grand Prix Final ... Finished seventh at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games ... Placed fifth in her World Championships debut in 2009 ... Has won two silver medals in the Grand Prix Series (2008 Cup of Russia, 2009 Cancer.Net Skate America).
Flatt started skating at age 4 ... Her dad took her to the local mall to shop for a birthday gift for her grandfather, and they came home with skating lessons instead of a gift ... Awarded the Cheyenne Mountain High School Athletic Excellence Award in 2008 and 2010 ... On the Honor Roll for straight A's at Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School and Cheyenne Mountain High School from 2004-10 ... Inducted into National Honor Society in May 2009 .... Received Colorado Springs Sports Corporation High School Champion award 2008-10 ... Member of U.S. Figure Skating Scholastic Honors Team in 2009 and 2010 ... Took all AP honors courses her senior year at Cheyenne Mountain High School ... National AP Scholar ... Graduated Cheyenne Mountain summa cum laude ... Recipient of Colorado Springs Class of 2010 "Best and Brightest" Award ... One of two 2010 recipients of Broadmoor Rotarian College Scholarship ... Was accepted to Stanford University, from which she has deferred admission for a year ... Also accepted by several Ivy League schools ... Intends to study chemical engineering in college ... Recipient of the Presidential Fitness Award ... Spokesperson for Reading Is Fundamental, the largest and oldest non-profit reading program in the country ... Athlete Ambassador for the USOC's "Team For Tomorrow", a educational and humanitarian group that spreads goodwill around the world ... National spokesperson for the United States Anti-Doping Agency and its educational "I Compete Clean" campaign ... Has participated in several benefit shows for cancer, including Skate for Hope, Blades for the Cure and Kaleidoscope ... Formerly skated pairs with Andrew Speroff, with whom she won the 2004 U.S. intermediate title ... Formerly coached by Cindy Sullivan and Robi Chalmers (2000-01), and Tiffany Mayes and Suzy Semanick Schurman (1997-2000) ... Suffered two bulging discs in her back in 2006 ... Biggest influences in her life are her parents and her mentor, Dorothy Hamill ... Biggest life-defining moment was going to the Olympics ... Most prized possessions are a gold heart necklace that her parents gave her for passing her gold senior moves-in-the-field test, and the matching gold heart earrings they gave her for passing her senior gold free skate test ... The hearts symbolize "Skating with Heart" ... Hobbies include surfing, tennis, ballet and reading ... At the age of 3, she knew more Spanish than English ... Father is a biochemical engineer and mother is a molecular biologist ... Grandfather was a national fencing champion ... If she weren't a skater, she'd want to be an engineer, scientist or physician ... Wants to finish school at Stanford, pursue a career in science and travel after she's done competing ... Something most people would be surprised to learn about her is for good luck, her dressmaker always puts a renegade bead (different color or style) in her costumes, which she has to hunt down and find ... If she could have dinner with any one person, it would be Michelle Obama because "she is also a very inspiring and fascinating woman, and I respect her in so many ways" ... The one celebrity she most wants to meet is Tina Fey ... Listens to all kinds of music including the Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, the Rolling Stones and Elton John ... Has two Old English Sheepdogs, Lucy and Ethel, named for the main female characters on "I Love Lucy" (her favorite reruns) ... Says the dogs get in as much trouble as their TV human counterparts ... Also has a cat, Tom ... Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/RachaelFlatt
Favorite sports figure: Dorothy Hamill
Favorite sports team: Boston Red Sox
Favorite cities: Any town or village along Lake Como, Italy
Favorite season: Summer
Favorite author: Dan Brown
Favorite books: The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, Digital Fortress, Pride and Prejudice, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby
Favorite magazines: InStyle, Vogue, Moda
Favorite gadget: ipod, AT&T Blackberry
Favorite vacation spots: Hawai'i, Italy
Favorite reality show: Project Runway
Favorite foods: Insalata caprese, mom's homemade gnocchi and four-cheese ravioli with pesto and fresh heirloom tomatoes
Favorite drinks: Lemonade, Kevasicle from Keva Juice, San Pellegrino sparkling water
Favorite TV characters: Michael Scott, Liz Lemon, Will Schuester, Dr. Gregory House
Favorite TV shows: Glee, The Office, 30 Rock, Project Runway, House
Favorite movies: Remember the Titans, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Miracle, Pixar movies
Favorite concert she's attended: Elton John
Favorite web sites: iTunes, Facebook, JCrew.com
Favorite place to which she's traveled for skating: Italy
Favorite quote: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle; "Work hard, play harder" - her parents
2011 Season NotesSP Music: "Summertime" by George Gershwin and "Oh, But On the Third Day/Happy Feet Blues" by Wynton Marsalis and Marcus Roberts
FS Music: "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" by Richard Rodgers and Earl Wild
Goals are to improve her component scores and the "overall package" in her skating
Won the silver at the NHK Trophy and Skate America, qualifying her for the Grand Prix Final for the first time
2010 Season NotesSP Music: "Sing, Sing, Sing" (Part 2) from Bob Fosse's Dancin'
FS Music: "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Won the silver medal at 2009 Cancer.Net Skate America, defeating reigning World champion Yu-Na Kim in the free skate ... Claimed the gold medal at the U.S. Championships ... Finished seventh in her Olympic debut.
2009 Season NotesSP music: "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's by Henry Mancini and "Piano Concerto No. 2" by Sergei Rachmaninov
FS music: "Dialogue Du Vent et de La Mer" from La Mer by C. Debussy, "En Bateau from Petite Suite" by C. Debussy and "Dialogue Du Vent et de La Mer" from La Mer by C. Debussy
Costumes designed by Julie McDonough
Won her first medal in the Grand Prix Series, silver at Cup of Russia ... Captured her second consecutive silver medal at the U.S. Championships ... Placed fifth in her debut at the World Championships.
2008 Season NotesSP music: "It Ain't Necessarily So" by George Gershwin (choreographed by Tom Dickson)
FS music: "Romantic Rhapsody" by Andre Mathieu (choreographed by Lori Nichol)
Costumes designed by Julie McDonough
Won gold and silver at her two Junior Grand Prix events and silver at the JGP Final ... Finished second at the U.S. Championships ... Captured the World Junior title.
2007 Season NotesSP music: "Scherzo: Allegro Molto from Trio No. 1 in B Major, Opus 8" by Brahms (choreographed by Lori Nichol)
FS music: "An American in Paris" by George Gershwin (choreographed by Tom Dickson)
Placed fifth at the U.S. Championships in her first year as a senior ... Won the gold as a junior at the International Challenge Cup.
2006 Season NotesSP music: "Nessun Dorma" from Giacomo Puccini's Turandot
FS music: Music from Carmen by Georges Bizet
Won the U.S. junior silver medal.
2005 Season NotesSP Music: "Summertime" by George Gershwin
FS Music: "Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky
Won the U.S. novice title and took the gold as a novice at the Triglav Trophy.