Josiah Bishop

USA Roller Sports

Josiah Bishop

Team USA Years: 3
Hometown: Henrico, Virginia
Current residence: Henrico, Virginia
Education: College
High school attended: Homeschool
Year of graduation: 2012
Location of high school: My house
Sports you competed in while in high school (include number of years): Roller Figure Skating (4 years)
College attended: J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Year of graduation: 2016
Occupation, current employer: Ashland Skateland
Career goals: Nursing Degree
Current skating club: Ashland Figure Skating Team
Coaches name: Petra Dayney
When did you begin skating: Age 6
Future goals you hope to obtain as a skater: Place at the World Championships
Team USA Sport Accomplishments: 2009 World Championships (Freiburg, Germany) 9th place in Jwc Men's Freestyle, 2011 World Championships (Brasilia, Brazil) 9th place in Swc Men's Figures
Awards, honors and statistics received in roller sports: 2005 Nationals- 2nd in Juvenile A Pairs and Freestyle. 2006 Nationals- 1st in Elementary A Pairs and 2nd in Elementary A Boy's Freestyle. 2007 Nationals- 1st in Elementary A Pairs and Elementary A Boy's Freestyle, and 3rd in Elementary A Boy's Figures. 2008 Nationals- 1st in Freshman A Pairs, Freshman A Men's Freestyle, and Open A Men's Loops. 2009 Nationals- 1st in Freshman A Men's Figures and Freshman A Men's Freestyle, 2nd in Jwc Men's Freestyle, and 3rd in Jwc Men's Figures. 2011 Nationals- 1st in Jwc Men's Figures/Loops Combined, and 3rd in Jwc Men's Figures, Jwc Men's Freestyle, and Swc Men's Figures. 2012 Nationals- 1st in Swc Men's Figures and 2nd in Jwc Men's Freestyle. I also received an award for Skater of the Year at the 2010 Southeastern Regional Banquet.
Who is your favorite sports figure: Roberto Riva
Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: My mom because without her I would never have been able to make it this far in skating and in life.
List your hobbies: Skating, Running, Working, Hanging out with friends,
What music do you listen to during training or competition? Pop
What makes you a unique and special person: I'm multi- cultural
Favorite food before a competition: Beef and Broccoli
Favorite movie: The Hunger Games
Favorite place to shop: Hot Topic
Most prized possession: My skates
If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: Dedicated
Family Information:
Father’s name: Larry Bishop
Father’s occupation: Machinest (Retired)
Mother’s name: Diane Bishop
Mother’s occupation: Homemaker
Brothers: (2) Anthony and Tommy Bishop
Sisters: (4) Brittany and Tiffany Bishop, Gina Knight, and Dawn Imholt
Family Members Who Have Competed or Are Competing in Amateur or Professional Athletics: Brittany and Tiffany Bishop