His World Championship title, six U.S. National Championship titles, six World Championship medals and having achieved three Olympic teams, are testament to his incredible technical skill, consistency, and work ethic.
In his final competition as an eligible competitor, at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Eldredge was one of eight U.S. athletes selected to carry the American flag recovered from the World Trade Center in the Opening Ceremonies. A fitting conclusion for someone twice named Athlete of the Month by the United States Olympic Committee.
His competitive career spanned more than a decade, during whichtime he overcame a serious back injury. Eldredge, began skating at the age of 5, winning his first U.S. Championship title (1990) at age 18. He defended that title in 1991 and made his first appearance on the World podium that same year. For the next three seasons he struggled with injury. His return to the top of the U.S. podium in 1995 marked the first time a skater in U.S. history reclaimed the title of U.S. Champion after a 3-year absence from the podium.
After the 2002 Winter Olympics, Eldredge joined the renowned Stars on Ice tour where he sustained a high technical standard and embraced his artistic side for 11 years. In 2008, he received the great honor of being inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.