Unable to practice, he stayed in bed at the Olympic village, receiving fluids from IVs.After considering withdrawing, he decided to skate the next day and went on to skate a career-best free skate.He was once again troubled by illness, having been administered three different antibiotics to fight a bacterial infection, which at one point, caused him to cough up blood.He rose from seventh place in the short to finish third on the strength of his free-skating program.Lysacek and coach Frank Carroll made the decision to find a new long program. He was named to the 2006 Winter Olympic team along with Johnny Weir and Matthew Savoie.At the Olympics, following a 10th-place finish in the short program, Lysacek became sick with the stomach flu.In the 2005–2006 season, Lysacek again competed on the Grand Prix.He placed second at the 2005 Skate America, but it was clear that his Grease free skate was not working. Championships, the de facto Olympic qualifier, Lysacek was third after the short program, but pulled up to win the free skate, finishing second overall.
He repeated that placement a few weeks later at the 2004 Cup of Russia. He went on to win his first senior international title at the 2005 Four Continents.After the World Championships, Lysacek toured with Champions on Ice as a full member of the cast.In the 2006–2007 season, Lysacek placed second at the 2006 Skate America. Championships, he performed his first clean short program of the season, then went on to land his first clean quadruple jump in competition, a quadruple toe loop-triple toe loop jump, in the long program, to win his first national title. He is the 2010 Olympic champion, the 2009 World champion, a two-time (2005, 2007) Four Continents champion, the 2009 Grand Prix Final champion, and a two-time (2007, 2008) U. Lysacek graduated from Neuqua Valley High School in 2003. Lysacek was the 2010 United States Olympic Committee's Sports Man of the Year, Lysacek went to Spring Brook Elementary and then to Gregory Middle School.