There, he won a surprising bronze medal at his first senior World Championships, a competition for which his goal had been only to qualify for the free skate.
In the 2005–2006 season, Lysacek again competed on the Grand Prix.
He was the second qualifier to the 2003–2004 Junior Grand Prix Final and won the event. In the 2004–2005 season, having aged out of the junior level at age 19, Evan Lysacek made his senior international debut.
Skating through a hip injury, Lysacek placed fifth at the 2004 Skate America, the first Grand Prix event of his career. Championships, Lysacek won the bronze medal after receiving the only 6.0 of his career for his short program.
In 2007 he captured the bronze medal at the 2007 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix Final. Though injury forced him to withdraw from the world championships in 2008, Lysacek was victorious at that competition in 2009; he was the first American in 13 years (since Todd Eldredge) to become world champion. At the Yevgeny Plushchenko to become the first American man to win Olympic figure skating gold since Brian Boitano in 1988.
Lysacek did not compete in the two skating seasons that followed his Olympic triumph.
He landed his first clean triple axel jump of his career in the qualifying round of this competition and his second clean one in the free skate.He appeared in the independent short film Skate Great! In 2015, he started working for Vera Wang, his former costume designer. His grandmother had always wanted to be in the Ice Capades, so she bought him skates for Christmas. The win on the junior level was unusual in that Lysacek moved from third to first overall while sitting backstage, because he won through a tiebreak in the 6.0 ordinal system. Championships, he was assigned to the 2000 Gardena Spring Trophy in Urtijëi where he won the silver medal on the junior level.He originally wanted to play hockey, so his mother enrolled him and his sister Laura in figure-skating lessons to learn how to skate. Lysacek was tied with Parker Pennington in second place ordinals and had one more first place ordinal, giving him the win in the free skate in the Total Ordinals of Majority tiebreaker, which pushed him ahead in overall factored placements, allowing him to win the title overall. Lysacek had a strong showing in the 2000–2001 season. Lysacek was named second alternate to the US team to the 2001 World Junior Championships and was placed on the team after Ryan Bradley withdrew due to injury.At the Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games, Lysacek was in 10th place at the end of the short program and sick with the stomach flu.He gained national attention by fighting through his illness during the free skate and ultimately placing fourth overall in the men’s skating event. championships at the senior level, he was twice gold medalist (20), silver medalist (20), and bronze medalist (20).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.