At their debut at the World Championships in 2011, Shibutani and sister Maia were bronze medalists in a breakout performance, though they slipped to eighth in both 2012 and 2013. The University of Michigan students have been on the medal stand at nationals over the last four years, winning silver in 2011 and 2012 and bronze in 2013 and 2014.
- 2014 Sochi Olympics - Ninth
- 2014 U.S. Championships - Bronze
- 2013 World Championships - Eighth
- 2013 U.S. Championships - Bronze
- 2012 U.S. Championships - Silver
- 2012 World Championships - Eighth
- 2011 World Championships - Bronze
- 2011 U.S. Championships - Silver
- 2010 Junior World Championships - Gold
Things to know:
1. Alex and his sister Maia are YouTube stars, filming and producing their own series of videos called "ShibSibs."
2. In May of 2012, the Shibutanis were guests of Hillary Clinton at a dinner for the Prime Minster Shinzo Abe of Japan.
3. Born in Boston, Shibutani is a self-professed "enormous" Boston sports fan, supporting all its major teams. He's also a big Michigan Wolverines football fan, where he goes to school.