Greg Zuerlein (figure skater)
Chock and Zuerlein in 2011.
|Country represented||United States|
October 26, 1988 |
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Former partner||Madison Chock, Anastasia Olson|
|Former coach||Igor Shpilband, Marina Zueva, Tatiana Gladkova|
|Former choreographer||Igor Shpilband, Marina Zueva|
|Skating club||Arctic FSC|
|Former training locations||Canton, Michigan|
|ISU personal best scores|
Greg Zuerlein (born October 26, 1988) is an American former ice dancer. With Madison Chock, he is the 2009 World Junior champion, 2008 JGP Final champion, and 2011 U.S. national bronze medalist. They competed together from 2006 to 2011.
Zuerlein was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He enrolled in Schoolcraft College. His older sister competed in synchronized skating at Junior Synchro Worlds. In March 2014, Zuerlein married Philippe Maitrot, who is originally from France.
Zuerlein began skating at the age of four. He competed in single skating at the 2002 and 2003 U.S. junior championships on the juvenile level. He then took up ice dancing. Zuerlein skated with Anastasia Olsen from 2002 through 2006. They won the bronze medal in intermediate dance in 2005 and placed 12th at the novice level at the 2006 U.S. Championships.
Zuerlein teamed up with Madison Chock in June 2006. They placed 5th in the novice division at the 2007 U.S. Championships. They began working with Igor Shpilband and Marina Zueva in 2007. Chock/Zuerlein were assigned to the 2007–08 ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Tallinn, Estonia, which they won. They won the bronze medal at their second event, qualifying them for the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final, where they placed 5th.
In the 2009–10 season, Chock/Zuerlein made their senior Grand Prix debut, finishing 6th and 8th at 2009 Skate America and 2009 Cup of China respectively. They placed 5th in their senior national debut.
Chock/Zuerlein won their first senior Grand Prix medal, bronze, at 2010 Skate Canada International. They won a second bronze medal at 2010 Trophée Éric Bompard. They won their first senior national medal, bronze, at the 2011 U.S. Championships. They made the team to the Four Continents where they finished 5th. They finished 9th in their first and only appearance at the World Championships, setting personal best scores in both segments of the competition.
|Season||Short dance||Free dance||Exhibition|
|GP Cup of China||8th|
|GP Skate America||6th|
|GP Skate Canada||3rd|
|U.S. Champ.||5th N.||3rd J.||1st J.||5th||3rd|
|Pacific Coast||1st N.|
|Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior|
|U.S. Championships||12th N.|
|Pacific Coast Sectionals||4th N.|
|N. = Novice level|
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- "Madison CHOCK / Greg ZUERLEIN: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 1, 2009.
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