Alysa Liu was born on August 8, 2005 in Clovis, Calif. She trains in Oakland, Calif. and is coached by Lee Barkell and Lori Nichol and Massimo Scali. She represents the St. Moritz Figure Skating Club. She was previously coached by Laura Lipetsky.
At the age of 13, Alysa became the youngest lady to win the U.S. Championships. She also became the youngest female skater to land a triple Axel at the U.S. Championships and the third woman to do so at the event. In August 2019, she became the first U.S. lady to land a quadruple jump (quad Lutz) in competition. In January 2020, she won her second U.S. title. Two months later, she competed in her first World Junior Championships and won the bronze medal.
When she’s not skating, Alysa enjoys reading, crafts, watching YouTube, playing video games, going to the park, riding her bike and playing tag with her younger siblings.