Biography

2022 Olympic Medalists and World Champions Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier began their partnership in March, 2020.

Knierim started skating at age 7. She previously skated with her husband Chris Knierim with whom she won three U.S. titles (2015, ’18, ’20) and an Olympic Team Event bronze medal in 2018. She also skated with Ivan Dimitrov (2011- 12). Alexa was previously coached by Dalilah Sappenfield (2011-2018), Vadim Naumov and Evgenia Shishkova (2009-11), Maria Jezak-Athey (2008-09), Trish Cazeau Brown and Sergei Telenkov (1998-2008).

Frazier began figure skating at age 11 after roller skating for six years. He competed with Mandy Garza from 2009-11, winning the novice bronze medal at the 2010 U.S. Championships. He previously skated with Haven Denney with whom he won the U.S. pairs title in 2017 and a World Junior title in 2013. Brandon was previously coached by Ingo Stauer (2014-15), John Zimmerman and Silvia Fontana (2011-20).

At the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, Knierim and Frazier helped bring home the Olympic Silver Medal for Team USA in the Team Event. Adding to their medal success, Alexa and Brandon won Gold at the 2022 World Championships in Montpellier, France. Skating two flawless performances, Knierim and Frazier are the first U.S. team to win the world title since 1979.

Alexa and Brandon are fulfilling their dream of making their debut in Stars on Ice this season.

Competitive Results

World Championships

1st

2022

Winter Olympics

6th

2022

Winter Olympics

2nd (Team)

2022

Internationaux de France

3rd

2021

Skate America

4th

2021

World Championships

7th

2021

U.S. Championships

1st

2021

Skate America

1st

2020

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