Born in 1992, Madison Chock is an American ice dancer and figure skater. With Greg Zuerlein, Chock shared five years of her skating career which includes the 2009 World Junior champion, 2008 JGP Final champion, and 2011 U.S. National bronze medal as their achievement. Since 2011, Chock has been in partnership with Evan Bates and became a two-time World medallist, a three-time Grand Prix Final silver medallist, a two-time Four Continents champion, and a two-time US National Champion. Chock and Bates also qualified at the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics, representing the United States.
Madison Chock and Greg Zuerlein
Madison Chock teamed up with Greg Zuerlein in June 2006. After the collaboration, Chock / Zuerlein won gold at Junior Grand Prix debut in 2007. They also received the junior bronze medal at the 2008 U.S. Championships.
In 2008, Chock / Zuerlein won gold at the Junior Grand Prix Final in Goyang, South Korea. This paved the way to win the World Junior title at the 2009 US Championships. At the senior level, Chock / Zuerlein made their Grand Prix debut in 2009 and placed sixth at the Skate America, And eighth at the 2009 Cup of China. The Pairing made their senior national debut in 2010 and they finished 5th. Following their journey, They won their first senior Grand Prix medal, bronze, at the 2010 Skate Canada International, And bronze as their first senior national medal at the 2011 U.S. Championships. Then, Zuerlein decided to retire from skating and On June 7, 2011, Chock and Zuerlein ended their five-year partnership
Madison chock and Evan Bates
In 2011, Chock made collaboration with Evan Bates. And the pair started their journey participating at the 2012 Skate Canada International, the 2012 Trophée Éric Bompard, and at the 2012 US Championships. Chock / Bates also competed at the 2012 US International Classic and the 2012 Cup of China finishing fourth. Earning gold at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy and the silver medal at the 2013 US Nationals, Allowed the pair to join the US team to the 2013 Four Continents where they also won the bronze medal. At the 2013 World Championships, Chock / Bates finished seventh overall and went to help Team USA win the team gold at the 2013 World Team Trophy for the first time since 2009.
After two Grand Prix events; the 2013 Cup of China and 2013 Rostelecom Cup, winning bronze at both, They won the silver medal at the 2014 U.S. Championships. With that, the pair were announced to represent the U.S. Olympic team. In the the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Their first Olympics where they finished eighth. The pair also contested at the 2014 Nebelhorn Trophy, at the 2014 Skate America and 2014 Rostelecom Cup. The following year, the team won the World silver medal at the Grand Prix Final in December and then their first senior national title at the 2015 U.S. Championships.
In 2015, The pairing had a long list of tournaments; the 2015 Four Continents Championships in Seoul, the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai, the 2015 Nebelhorn Trophy, the 2015 Skate America, and the 2015 Cup of China. They then won the silver medal at the 2015–16 Grand Prix Final in Barcelona and the World bronze medal at the 2016 World Championships in Boston. Furthermore, Chock / Bates participated and earned silver medals at four international events which include the 2016 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, 2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial, 2016 Skate Canada International, and 2016 Rostelecom Cup.
Olympics and current results
The 2018 Winter Olympics was their second Olympic contest in which the pair was not able to be part of the team but performed individually. Coming to 2019, they competed in the 2019 U.S. Championships in Detroit and Toruń Cup in Poland where they placed second.
At the 2020 US championships in Greensboro, The talented pair finished first in the rhythm dance, 1.02 points ahead of Hubbell / Donohue despite a slip in their Finnstep pattern. After the free dance, they were first overall, winning their second US title five years after their first one, which is the longest gap between ice dance titles in US history. They also won with the largest margin of victory in US ice dance since the Davis / White era, 4.67 points.
At the 2020 championships in Seoul, Bates and Chock finished second in the rhythm dance with a personal best score of 85.76, just 0.2 points behind their counterparts Hubbell / Donohue. In the free dance, The pair finished first despite falling on a transition. They successfully defended their Four Continents title, becoming the first ice dance couple to do so since Belbin / Agosto from 2004-2006.
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