Today, the ISU has recognized that American skater Brandon Mroz became the first person to land a quadruple Lutz cleanly in sanctioned competition, doing so at the Colorado Springs Invitational a month ago.
Michael Weiss (USA) and Evgeny Plushenko (RUS) are among skaters who have unsuccessfully tried the jump in the past. Weiss came extremely close in his attempt at the 1998 US National Chamionships. Nearly four seasons later, Plushenko attempted the jump at the 2001 Cup of Russia-- something that he reportedly only started working on three days before the competition.
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Mroz competes at the NHK Trophy in Japan and the Rostelecom Cup in Russia later in the Grand Prix series. He won a silver and a bronze medal in his events last season, as was the second alternate to the Final.