Varner started to skate at age 8 because hockey didn't keep his interest, but he loved being on the ice ... Has two brothers who used to skate ... Survived five kidney surgeries and a broken foot ... Has a passion for sports and competing ... Biggest life-defining moments were moving to Delaware from California and figuring out how to deal with life issues ... Graduated from James Madison High School in Georgia in 2006 ... Hobbies include computers, video games, reading, anything sports related and hanging out with friends ... Favorite foreign city to travel to is Nagano, Japan ... Wants to join the military and teach skating after his skating career ... Can sing Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" in Spanish ... Would like to meet Bernard Hopkins, a middleweight boxer, because he wants to know "how he had that drive for so long knowing he was the best without the fame" ... If he could be on any reality TV show, it would be "Real World" ... His father played baseball in college ... His most prized possession is his family ... Listens to Keith Urban, Eminem, T.I., 2Pac, The Fray, Fall Out Boy and Beyonce in Spanish on his iPod.
Favorite TV shows: Mythbusters, anything on the History or Discovery channels
Favorite movie: Black Hawk Down
Favorite cause: Breast Cancer Foundation
Favorite celebrities: Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush
Favorite book: Angels and Demons, Harry Potter, Dry
Favorite web site: Earth.google.com
Favorite food: Cliff bars
Favorite drink: Chocolate milk
2007 Season NotesGoal is to skate like a world-class skater.
2006 Season NotesShort Program Music: "Zorba's Dance"; Free Skate Music: "Concierto de Aranjuez" by Joaquin Rodrigo
Natalia Romanova choreographed his short program and Marina Zoueva choreographed his free skate. Goals are to have a healthy and successful first year as a senior level skater.