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First bobblehead for gay Olympian Jason Brown

Famed figure skater and gay Olympian Jason Brown has received a very special tribute!

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum has unveiled the first bobblehead of U.S. Olympic figure skater Jason Brown, who had a personal-best showing at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The limited edition bobblehead is being produced exclusively by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in conjunction with Brown.

The bobblehead of Brown features the Olympian in a classic figure skating pose on an ice-textured base. Each bobblehead is individually numbered to 2,022 and they are only available through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online StoreThe bobbleheads are $30 each plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order. Fans also have an opportunity to purchase one of 100 hand-signed bobbleheads for $60 each.

Competing in his second Winter Olympics in 2022 after not competing in 2018, the 27-year-old Brown bested his ninth-place showing from the 2014 Sochi Games. Minus the flowing ponytail which had been his trademark, Brown came in sixth place with a program set to music by John Williams. Regarded as one of the best spinners in the world, he had personal-best scores of 97.24 in the short program and 184.00 in the free skate for a combined total of 281.24. Afterward, he told reporters that he has accomplished all of his goals but hasn’t decided yet if it’s time to retire. As a 19-year-old in 2014 in Sochi, Brown was part of the bronze-winning U.S. group in the team competition to become one of the youngest male figure skating Olympic medalists.

Born in Los Angeles, Brown grew up in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois. He began to skate when he was 3 years old and began working with a coach two years later. Brown emerged on the national skating scene in 2010 when he won the national junior title. In the years that followed, he was routinely ranked among the top 10 skaters in the world. Brown, who moved from Colorado to Toronto in recent years, is a nine-time Grand Prix medalist, a two-time Four Continents medalist and the 2015 U.S. national champion. More recently, he served as team captain and finished sixth as the U.S. won silver at the 2021 World Championships.

“Never thought I’d be honored as a bobblehead, but so fun to see this come to life. Hope it makes you smile and brings you joy!” said Brown.

“We are excited to release this bobblehead of Jason Brown, who shined on the world stage at the Winter Olympics in Beijing,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. His fortitude and desire showed what being an Olympian is all about and he is an inspiration to many people across the globe.”

About the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, which is located at 170 S. 1st St. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, opened to the public on February 1st, 2019. The HOF and Museum also produces high quality, customized bobbleheads for retail sale as well as organizations, individuals, and teams across the country. Visit online and on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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