Dyer is the 2010 U.S. junior pewter medalist and a two-time U.S. novice pewter medalist (2006, 2007).
Started skating when he was 6 because he and his brother wanted to play hockey together, so they signed up for learn-to-skate classes; after a few classes, he knew he only wanted to figure skate ... Attends the University of Southern California, where he is studying international relations and global business ... Attended the Boys' Latin School of Maryland from 1996-2010 ... Received the Trustee Scholarship Award for highest GPA (2009) and Faculty Award (2010) ... Member of National Honor Society (2009) and U.S. Figure Skating Scholastic Honors Team (2010) ... Named school valedictorian in 2010 ... Supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and the Abilities Network (Epilepsy Foundation of Baltimore) ... Enjoys hanging out with friends, swimming, snowboarding and biking ... Has a passion for school and learning ... Biggest life-defining moment was being named his school's valedictorian ... Biggest influence in his life is his coach, Denise Cahill ... If he weren't a skater, he'd want to be a swimmer ... Something not many people know about him is he's obsessed with all the "Real Housewives" shows on Bravo ... If he could have dinner with any one person, it would be Bethany Frankel because "she is hilarious and also knows how to make amazing food!" ... Wants to own his own business when he's done competing ... Fractured his right heel on Halloween 2007 while practicing for the Eastern Sectional Championships ... The injury was mis-diagnosed as a sprain, and after qualifying for the 2008 U.S. Championships, he found out the fracture had expanded and required surgery ... A bone graft and two screws were placed into the heel in January 2008, and it took 9-10 months before he was again pain free ... If he could meet any living celebrity, it would be Kathy Griffin because "she is hilarious and knows how to make everything funny" ... Listen to all kinds of music except hard rock and heavy metal; has a large amount of Jason Mraz, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and classical on his iPod.
Favorite sports figure: Lance Armstrong
Favorite sports team: Baltimore Ravens
Favorite city: Los Angeles
Favorite season: Spring
Favorite author: Milan Kundera
Favorite books: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Water for Elephants, The Inner Champion
Favorite magazine: SKATING
Favorite gadget: BlackBerry Bold
Favorite vacation spot: South Bethany, Del.
Favorite reality show: The Real Housewives of New York
Favorite TV shows: Glee, all the "Real Housewives" shows, My Life on the D List, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Law and Order SVU
Favorite TV character: Mercedes Jones from "Glee"
Favorite movies: A Beautiful Mind, Blades of Glory
Favorite concert he's attended: Jason Mraz
Favorite foods: Fruit, Chipotle burritos
Favorite drink: Turkey Hill iced tea (lemon flavor), water, Diet Coke
Favorite websites: Facebook, USFigureSkating.org, icenetwork.com, Google
Favorite place to which he's traveled for skating: Slovenia
Favorite quote: "The only disability in life is a bad attitude!" - Scott Hamilton
2011 Season NotesSP Music: "Ash" by Michael Torke
FS Music: Music from On the Waterfront by Leonard Bernstein
Costumes designed by Jan Longmire ... Goals are to develop his presence on the ice as a senior man and to place in the top 10 at the U.S Figure Skating Championships
2010 Season NotesSP Music: "Etude in D sharp minor 'Patetico'" by Alexander Scriabin
FS Music: Polovtsian dances" from Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin
2007 Season NotesSP Music: "Espana Cani" performed by the Manhattan Pops
FS Music: "Concerto in b minor for Cello and Orchestra" by Dvorak
2006 Season NotesSP Music: Theme from El Cid
FS Music: "Piano Concerto in A minor" by Edvard Grieg