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    Madison Chock & Evan Bates

    http://www.freep.com/article/2014021...ng-chock-bates

    Jeff Seidel wrote a lovely article about Madi and Evan for the Detroit Free Press, during the pre-Sochi hype season. It describes how they got together, and is a great introduction to the two of them.

    I hope I am not their only fan!

    Their ISU Bio
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013665.htm


    MAY 2015 UPDATE


    Madison & Evan's ISU bio
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013665.htm

    Their ISU bio waybackmachine archive
    http://web.archive.org/web/201208120...fs00013665.htm

    Madison & Evan's Icenetwork bio
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/team/chock_bates

    Madison & Evan's tracings.net entry
    http://tracings.net/choc-bate.html

    Madison's wikipedia
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison_Chock
    Madison's Audiopedia
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL...&v=A1FaZEZEAcY

    Evan's wikipedia
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_Bates

    Social media

    Madison's Instagram: http://instagram.com/chockolate02
    Madison's Twitter: http://twitter.com/chockolate02
    Evan's Instagram: https://instagram.com/evan_bates/
    Evan's Twitter: http://twitter.com/Evan_Bates
    The couple's website: http://www.chock-bates.com
    The team's facebook: http://www.facebook.com/madisonchockevanbates

    Programs

    2014-15

    SD Don Quixote by Léon Minkus
    FD An American in Paris by Leonard Bernstein

    Personal Best Total Score 181.34 27.03.2015 ISU World Championships 2015
    Personal Best Score Short Dance 74.47 25.03.2015 ISU World Championships 2015
    Personal Best Score Free Dance 106.87 27.03.2015 ISU World Championships 2015

    I really love fancams, because they give you the feeling of exactly what it was like to view an event from one person's seat, without any overhead shots, and with the music synched to the program correctly. This is a particularly good one of Madi and Evan's FD at 2015 Worlds. When the video is synched correctly you see how beautifully the details of the program are right on the beats, as they should be.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjOyKofdJp0

    2015 Worlds SD - British Eurosport -Don Quixote by Léon Minkus
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntNXdw7--qc
    2015 Worlds FD - British Eurosport- An American in Paris by Leonard Bernstein
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN-1GT3WHCo

    2015 World Team Trophy SD-Don Quixote by Léon Minkus
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvm1R1YRZso
    2015 World Team Trophy FD-An American in Paris by Leonard Bernstein
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e5kOwJFew0

    2015 Four Continents SD - British.Eurosport-Don Quixote by Léon Minkus
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdhAiWnNh4o
    2015 Four Continents FD-An American in Paris by Leonard Bernstein
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVmIG5XW6hI

    2015 US Nationals SD, courtesy of sabinfire
    https://youtu.be/B8FOKH8uZPY
    2015 US Nationals FD-An American in Paris by Leonard Bernstein
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKadY-S6KcU

    2014 Grand Prix Final SD-Don Quixote by Léon Minkus
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SwogBff0ws
    2014 Grand Prix Final FD - An American in Paris by Leonard Bernstein
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev6Baxh23GU

    2014 Rostelecom Cup SD-Don Quixote by Léon Minkus
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL2Sh3r8gWY
    2014 Rostelecom Cup FD-An American in Paris by Leonard Bernstein
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK7IjpsJPVk

    2014 Skate America SD-Don Quixote by Léon Minkus
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3_CCXXhXhM
    2014 Skate America FD with interview-An American in Paris by Leonard Bernstein
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_kp7mji8_4

    2014 Nebelhorn SD-Don Quixote by Léon Minkus
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVSCmE07dD8
    2014 Nebelhorn FD- An American in Paris by Leonard Bernstein
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLH9vYUv67o

    2013-14

    SD "Hollywood" by Puppini Sisters, "There's No Business Like Show Business" by Irving Berlin
    FD Les Misérables by various artists

    Personal Best Total Score 167.59 29.03.2014 ISU World Championships 2014
    Personal Best Score Short Dance 67.71 28.03.2014 ISU World Championships 2014
    Personal Best Score Free Dance 99.88 29.03.2014 ISU World Championships 2014

    2014 Worlds SD - British Eurosport-Hollywood" by Puppini Sisters, "There's No Business Like Show Business" by Irving Berlin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmcScuQrvnU
    2014 Worlds FD- British Eurosport Les Misérables by various artists
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY_cKJ91tno

    2014 US Nationals SD-Hollywood" by Puppini Sisters, "There's No Business Like Show Business" by Irving Berlin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDaH4mfNyH0
    2014 US Nationals FD- Les Misérables by various artists
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SwUOcys7Jc

    2013 Cup of China SD: "Hollywood" by Puppini Sisters, "There's No Business Like Show Business" by Irving Berlin-British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmFwmr6VnB4
    2013 Cup of China FD: Les Misérables by various artists
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o0hfKS4K6Y

    2013 Rostelecom Cup SD-Hollywood" by Puppini Sisters, "There's No Business Like Show Business" by Irving Berlin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu0Qvzj36eM
    2013 Rostelecom Cup FD- Les Misérables by various artists
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIr-jGv7N5I

    2013 Finlandia SD-Hollywood" by Puppini Sisters, "There's No Business Like Show Business" by Irving Berlin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKawAivqgJI
    2013 Finlandia FD- Les Misérables by various artists
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JXQHFDTk_Y

    2012-13

    SD "Quidam" by Cirque du Soleil
    FD Doctor Zhivago by Maurice Jarre


    Personal Best Total Score 164.91 12.04.2013 ISU World Team Trophy 2013
    Personal Best Score Short Dance 66.74 14.03.2013 World Championships 2013
    Personal Best Score Free Dance 98.37 12.04.2013 ISU World Team Trophy 2013

    2013 World Team Trophy SD-"Quidam" by Cirque du Soleil
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mWVoSSu1Io
    2013 World Team Trophy FD (their season's best)-Doctor Zhivago by Maurice Jarre
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYJlOy7xIGM

    2013 Worlds SD (season's best)-"Quidam" by Cirque du Soleil
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5PRcSSK-rk
    2013 Worlds FD-Doctor Zhivago by Maurice Jarre
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MIhMi_wxPo

    2013 Four Continents SD- British Eurosport-"Quidam" by Cirque du Soleil
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmNqlWkxnA8
    2013 Four Continents FD-Doctor Zhivago by Maurice Jarre
    http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=1u-_fo7dCTo

    2013 US Nationals FD-Doctor Zhivago by Maurice Jarre
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MaZrBx73t0

    2012 Nebelhorn SD: "Quidam" by Cirque du Soleil
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcPZsmumxb4
    2012 Nebelhorn FD: Doctor Zhivago by Maurice Jarre
    They won! First ISU gold medal!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wipNJTOC0WA

    2012 Cup of China FD: Doctor Zhivago by Maurice Jarre
    This was their only 2012-13 GP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fh_kbSBKSI

    2011-12

    SD "Chick Chick Boom"
    FD "Prelude in E minor" by Frederic Chopin

    (They did not qualify for Worlds)
    Personal Best Total Score 135.10 30.10.2011 ISU GP Skate Canada International 2011
    Personal Best Score Short Dance 52.01 18.11.2011 ISU GP Trophee E. Bompard 2011
    Personal Best Score Free Dance 84.67 30.10.2011 ISU GP Skate Canada International 2011

    Their first ISU Competition as a team. . Evan had been sidelined from competition for a year, recovering from an Achilles tendon repair, prior to 2011 LPIDC, in August of the same year. They won the bronze! First ISU medal.
    2011 Finlandia SD "Chick Chick Boom"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLAzbvvvsfI
    2011 Finlandia FD "Prelude in E minor" by Frederic Chopin"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLbp3DIpPd8

    Originally, this was supposed to be their only 2011-12 GP
    2011 Skate Canada SD "Chick Chick Boom"-British Eurosport Coverage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSJ_tqblf-E
    Their highest scoring FD of the season
    2011 Skate Canada FD "Prelude in E minor" by Frederic Chopin"-British Eurosport Coverage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEke1tMFgT8

    Their highest scoring 2011-12 SD
    2011 TEB SD "Chick Chick Boom"-British Eurosport Coverage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSJ_tqblf-E
    2011 TEB FD "Prelude in E minor" by Frederic Chopin"-British Eurosport Coverage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6T7V7fI19Q

    2012 US Nationals FD - "Prelude in E minor" by Frederic Chopin"
    They finished fifth and missed making the 2012 Worlds and Four Continents teams.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xoqqk2h0k0

    COMPETITIVE HISTORY

    2015 - World Team Trophy - 1st (team)
    2015 - World Championships. 1. 2 2. (181.34)
    2015 - Four Continents Championships 1 2 2 (176.18)
    2015 - U.S. Championships 1 1. 1 (185.06)
    2014 - Grand Prix Final 2. 2. 2. (167.09)
    2014 - Rostelecom Cup 1 1. 1. (174.28)
    2014 - Skate America 1. 1. 1. (171.03)
    2014 - Nebelhorn Trophy 2. 1. 2 (163.73)
    2014 - World Championships 4. 5. 5. (167.59)
    2014 Olympic Winter Games 8 8 8 (164.64)
    2014 U.S. National Championships 2 2 2 (181.44)
    2013 Rostelecom Cup 4 3 3 (153.37)
    2013 Cup of China 3 3 3 (150.53)
    2013 Finlandia Trophy 2 2 2 (143.06)
    2013 World Team Trophy 1 1 1 (Team)
    2013 World Championships 7 6 7 (163.93)
    2013 Four Continents Championships 3 5 3 (160.42)
    2013 U.S. National Championships 2 2 2 (175.91)
    2012 Cup of China 4 4 4 (149.54)
    2012 Nebelhorn Trophy 2 1 1 (147.79)
    2012 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic 1 5 4 (139.84)
    2012 U.S. National Championships 5 5 5 (145.08)
    2011 Trophée Eric Bompard 5 5 5 (130.94)
    2011 Skate Canada 6 4 4 (135.10)
    2011 Finlandia Trophy 3 3 3 (136.88)



    Madison Baby Pictures and career with Greg Zuerlein

    2008 JGP Merano OD Charleston; Let's Misbehave by Cole Porter
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL...&v=nUIsTC8IaoY

    2009 Jr Worlds Championships FD Phantom of the Opera (they won)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q0s8sQVmFY
    2009 Jr Worlds Championships OD Charleston; Let's Misbehave by Cole Porter
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDaFF-J-g0c

    Highest scores were at Worlds 2011

    2011 Worlds OD Milord and Padam, Padam by Edith Piaf
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTTAOGl3eLk
    2011 Worlds FD Caberet
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y23sAQRlan4

    Evan Baby Pictures and Career with Emily Samuelson

    2001 Nationals OSPD US Nationals Juvenile
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olfODhIeX8c

    Evan & Emily Samuelson 2002 FD "Let's Face the Music and Dance" US 2002 Intermediate Ice Dance champions
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmqceLforak

    Evan & Emily Samuelson FD World Junior Championships 2008: FD "Luna" performed by Alessandro Safina, World Junior Champions
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azoyfCrL4GQ
    Evan & Emily Samuelson 2008 Junior Worlds OD Kalinka and Russkie Napievi by Balalaika
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ozrsvI4uo4

    Their highest placing (and highest scoring) event was 2009 4CCs. The OD is not available.
    Evan & Emily Samuelson Four Continents 2009 FD Amazonic by Tonči Huljić
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj2CEFnvHAw

    Evan & Emily Samuelson Worlds 2009 OD (Evan as a sailor) "Let Yourself Go"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGNTFc65l_s

    Evan & Emily Samuelson Worlds 2010 ninth place OD Dixie Chicks medley
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fupo7di3Oqw
    Evan & Emily Samuelson Worlds 2010 ninth place FD Canto Della Terra by Francesco Sartori, performed by Sarah Brightman, Andrea Bocelli
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi1LJ5mxAEA


    Exhibitions

    2015 Frenchie Skate Gala- Interrupted Flight by Vladimir Vysotsky
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL...&v=BgZUGVRNFik

    2015 WTT Gala-Interrupted Flight by Vladimir Vysotsky
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmgHA1rm3P8

    2015 Worlds Gala- Interrupted Flight by Vladimir Vysotsky; British Eurosport coverage
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk5sYWrNIGQ

    2015 4CCs Gala - Interrupted Flight by Vladimir Vysotsky
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skg1M9zv-GY

    2015 US Nationals Gala - Interrupted Flight by Vladimir Vysotsky
    http://www.nbcsports.com/olympic-spo...rrupted-flight

    2014 Rostelecom Gala- Interrupted Flight by Vladimir Vysotsky/Encore to American in Paris
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfO-v6ReBNk

    2014 Skate America Gala - Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td5fwicjbqc

    2014 Worlds Gala - Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oevx8kBkUY

    2013 Cup of China Gala, plus opening number; British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z88T87wFO4

    2013 Rostelecom Gala- Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U8a82It49M

    2013 Four Continents Gala; British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcjzgOveidY

    2012 Nebelhorn Gala - Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Gcm6mg4bY

    2011 TEB Gala- Samba
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H64lFmdHj2U

    2011 Skate Canada Gala- Samba; British Eurosport
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-eeRmKvTZQ

    Golden Skate articles and threads

    Chock and Bates Push Forward, an interview article from Jan. 2015
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2015/01/m...ck-evan-bates/

    Thread: Chock & Bates Push Forward
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...s-push-forward

    2014 Post Olympics article. "Borscht belts: Zoueva hopes top teams continue"
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...teams-continue

    2014 Thread on C&B
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...hock-amp-Bates

    Chock and Bates win silver at US Nationals 2013
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2013/01/d...itle-in-omaha/

    Chock and Bates take Bronze at 2013 Four Continents-FDreport
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2013/02/2013-4cc-free-dance/
    Chock and Bates take Bronze at 2013 Four Continents-SD report
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2013/02/2...c-short-dance/

    An Interview with 3 Costume Designers, Pizzacalla, Whittam, and Madison Chock
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...ttam-and-Chock

    Chock and Bates win Nebelhorn 2012
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2012/09/2...elhorn-trophy/

    Thread: Chock & Bates Team Up
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...tes-to-team-up

    Chock and Zuerlein Split 2011
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...of-partnership

    Bates & Samuelson Split 2011
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...Bates-split-up

    Thread: Evan Bates Injured 2010
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...-Bates-injured
    Chock & Zuerlein win Jr Worlds
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...k-Full-of-Gold

    Other articles and media
    May 2015 Madi & Evan are considered for person of the year.
    http://www.icenetwork.com/news/2015/05/08/122702674

    2015 Evan's post WTT Blog Entry WTT, Hawaii and more
    http://m.teamusa.org/News/2015/April...-Of-My-Friends

    Madi and Evan's hilarious World Team Google Hangout With the Cat and Pirate Face overlays (Ashley and Adam are on the same Hangout)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNKx33hL8nI

    Madi & Evan go to.Hawaii after WTT 2015
    http://www.justjaredjr.com/2015/04/2...yo/?ref=footer

    Video interview after Worlds fd
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL...&v=4WQNUdiFAb0

    Video interview after Worlds sd
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL...&v=zaPnLQGsqz4

    Madi and Evan win World Silver 2015
    SD: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...-score-to-lead
    FD: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...inates-in-gold

    Igor Shpilband interviewed about Chock and Bates pre 2015 Worlds
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...ck-bates-reach

    Madi and Evan in the Tweet Seat
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL...&v=mw1y79P-6uY

    Dancer Paul Kamiryan discusses this year's FDs 2015
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...rlds-top-teams

    Madi & Evan Win Silver at 4 CCs
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...-lead-in-seoul

    Chock and Bates win 2015 US Nationals
    FD Report: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...ice-dance-gold
    SD Report: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...ver-shibutanis

    Madi and Evan are interviewed about their 2014-15 holiday season
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...or-chock-bates

    Madi and Evan take second at 2014-15 GPF
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...ch-dance-title

    Video interview at 2014 Skate America
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL...&v=V_kp7mji8_4

    Video Madi and Evan are going to Olympics 2014
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL...&v=kR3T4iivvHs

    Chock and Bates Chose Shpilband 2012
    http://www.requiredelements.com/2012...hock-and-bates

    How Madi and Evan Teamed Up by Jeff Seidel
    http://archive.freep.com/article/201...ng-chock-bates

    Another article about the formation of the team
    http://backstagebarbie.blogspot.com/...s-team-up.html

    Video: Madi and Evan Discuss Becoming a Team
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPp25jhgX94


    Icenetwork Links for Stuff Not Available Elsewhere

    For completeness sake, here are some IN links. Sometimes, when the dance is listed separately on IN, you do not need to be a subscriber to watch, but you almost always need flashplayer. And while it is not an issue with US Nationals, for other events geoblocking is enforced.

    The good news is that IN keeps videos around for at least four years or even more.

    In other good news, IN now has a video search function.

    Here are some results for stuff not available outside IN:

    There is a link for their US Nationals SD by itself.
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...73&query=chock

    2015 US Nationals Senior Short Dance Press Conference
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...25&query=chock

    2015 US Nationals interviews
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...85&query=chock
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...83&query=chock

    2015 us nationals free dance press conference
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...81&query=chock

    2015 US Nationals medal ceremony
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...37&query=chock

    2014 GPF teleconference
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...49&query=chock

    2014 Skate America teleconference
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...47&query=chock
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...91&query=chock

    2014 Pre Olympics teleconference
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...15&query=chock

    2014 US Championships interview
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...35&query=chock

    2014 US Championships press conference
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/?con...97&query=chock
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    This story starts with an interview with Igor, Maddy, and Evan. They couldn't be happier with their Olympic experience. Evan says Maddy was just a rock for him

    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/...teams-continue

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    Chock and Bates became one of my favourites after I saw them at Finlandia Trophy at the beginning of this season (They took the silver medal, behind Virtue and Moir)

    After Davis and White, they are the American team that I like the most - I find their skating more enjoyable to watch, and somehow more... I don't know, "sophisticated"? Plus, Evan has something of Charlie White's "goofy charm" (I mean that to be a compliment! lol)... Madison is just SO glamorous... and I love their choice of costumes (this year at least).

    If Davis and White retire, it will be interesting times for the US Ice Dance teams - and I hope Chock and Bates are among those stepping up to the challenge of filling that void.

    Here's a few photos I took at Finlandia:
    A beautiful couple...
    That FS lift...!
    Drama!
    On the podium

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    What wonderful photos!!

    And how glad I am that Evan did not wear those pants at the Olympics!

    They were just wonderful at U.S. Nationals in Boston.

    For better or worse, Maddy designs their costumes.

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    I really enjoy them. I think that if they push themselves, they'll be especially exciting to watch over the next quad. They seem like a good pairing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    And how glad I am that Evan did not wear those pants at the Olympics!
    Haha, yes they are a bit "Super Mario"... :-D
    If they at least matched his cravate, they wouldn't be so bad...

    Skaters often wear stuff at Finlandia, that we don't see for the rest of the season. Or last season's costumes. Maybe they don't have their "real" costumes finished/ready so early in the season?

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    I think that is often the case. Heck, I know one top team where the guy did not receive his costume before his first GP of the year and had to improvise one on the spot.

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    Maddy and Evan are part of the Stars on Ice tour !
    http://www.starsonice.com/news.html?n_id=432

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    And Maddy & Evan are looking to the future after finishing fifth at Worlds:

    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2014/03/29/70411480


    U.S. silver medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates, who train under Shpilband, skated a fast, clean program to music from Les Misérables, gaining five Level 4 and three Level 3 elements. Their opening lift combination was outstanding.
    "We were so excited for this performance; everything we have done this season led up to the Olympics and the world championships," Chock said. "We couldn't be happier to be in Tokyo and to put out two great skates to finish it off."
    "We consider ourselves a team that is pushing upward, and we wanted to contend here," Bates said. "For this week, we skated well, and it's something to build on for next season and for the future.
    "Now that we've experienced the world stage and the Olympic stage together, we can have confidence in ourselves," he continued. "The importance of this event wasn't lost on us."
    Evan has graduated from college, so they should be concentrate even more on training.

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    Bates and Chock teamed up in July 2011, after Greg Zuerlein retired from skating, so that Maddy was without a partnet. As we see in 2014, it is more typical for teams to break up and reform in April, so Maddy & Evan got a late start in their first season.

    Fans who don't know the skating of C&Z may be interested in their career.

    I always liked Chock & Zuerlein, too. They teamed up in 2005.
    Some random facts about Madison:
    Chock's full first name is Madison La'akea Te-Lan Hall. She is of Chinese-Hawaiian descent.
    She won the International Family Film Fest Award in 2003. This factoid is listed on the Chock/Zuerlein bio, and I have no idea what it was about. :lol:

    C&Z were the 2009 world junior champions. Their programs at Jr. Worlds were:
    OD Minnie the Moocher by The Dancing Fool
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DDaFF-J-g0c

    and

    FD Phantom of the Opera
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q0s8sQVmFY

    In their final season, 2010-2011, they earned bronze medals at TEB and SC.

    Their best ever performances resulted in a ninth place finish at 2011 Worlds.

    FD 2011 Worlds Cabaret
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=waHtibH2ydc

    Their SD in the 2010-2011 season was
    Foxtrot: Milord by Edith Piaf
    Quickstep: Padam Padam by Edith Piaf
    The program from 2010 TEB:
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F8MfA0wRy0E

    C&Z particpated in the ISU Test Event Dance, Sesto San Giovanni, Italy May 17, 2009, which was part of determining what the SD would look like. They demonstrated the "Rhythm Choice"

    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...nce-New-Dances
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Lve-nm1ObhY

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    Madison & Evan just beat Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje in the free dance at Nebelhorn 2014!

    Here's their new American In Paris Free Dance. The lifts are new, and not quite smooth yet, but a good effort!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzyzhXA04oQ

    Here's their Paso Doble SD from Nebelhorn 2014, too:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVSCmE07dD8
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 09-27-2014 at 05:12 PM.

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    Oh if only she could give him more pizzazz! and he could give her more technical ability. He absolutely needs a shot of testosterone for the paso (this is your chance to shine, Evan--take advantage of it). The audio on the video I saw was dreadful, so I'll wait for Skate America to say more about the SD. But the FD is definitely the most sophisticated program they've done yet. I just wish her edges were deeper and more precise. I think she and Illynkh are the two most charismatic of the female ice dancers. You just can't look away from either. Both of them need to work on matching their lines and extension. But with this program I can see them in the thick of the medal chase this season. They finally cracked 100 at an international event. That's always a good sign.

    He does look good in all black for the FD (and her costume is lovely--good work, Madison). Great new haircut for her, by the way, one of the best I've seen on a female skater in years (yes, I can be that shallow!).

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    I think the scraggy beard looks good on him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeakAnkles View Post
    Oh if only she could give him more pizzazz! and he could give her more technical ability. He absolutely needs a shot of testosterone for the paso (this is your chance to shine, Evan--take advantage of it). The audio on the video I saw was dreadful, so I'll wait for Skate America to say more about the SD. But the FD is definitely the most sophisticated program they've done yet. I just wish her edges were deeper and more precise. I think she and Illynkh are the two most charismatic of the female ice dancers. You just can't look away from either. Both of them need to work on matching their lines and extension. But with this program I can see them in the thick of the medal chase this season. They finally cracked 100 at an international event. That's always a good sign.

    He does look good in all black for the FD (and her costume is lovely--good work, Madison). Great new haircut for her, by the way, one of the best I've seen on a female skater in years (yes, I can be that shallow!).
    You are so right their FD in particular was the most sophisticated of all the dancers but their performance was flat. Their SD also lacks passion of any sort, but you can see how much it would add to the feel of the dance. I hope they can add this because we all know that W/P will improve and we haven't seen either the Shibs or CL. The Russians are an unknown entity. I thought Paradis and Oulette (sp) outperformed all the top/elite teams. Come on guys this could be your year to shine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    I think the scraggy beard looks good on him!
    I like the beard, too ^_^

    And yeah I loved American in Paris!! Thought that it was executed well for this early in the season and overall it was a more powerful program than Weaver /Poje 's and rightfully scored higher

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