Addison Trail alumna to receive upgraded gold medal for Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games figure skating team event

Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier skate during the Championship Pairs Free Skate competition on day three of the 2023 TOYOTA U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 28, 2023, at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The pair won the gold medal. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

In February 2022, pair skater and Addison Trail alumna Alexa Knierim (class of 2009) earned a silver medal with Team USA in the figure skating team event during the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

That U.S. Olympic figure skating team – including Knierim and her skating partner, Brandon Frazier – will now be upgraded to gold medals after Russian skater Kamila Valieva, who initially won the gold medal, was disqualified over a positive test for a banned heart medicine. Read more at

Knierim also won a bronze medal in the figure skating team event during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.