Madison Chock

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Madison Chock
2011 TEB Free 036 Madison Chock Evan Bates.jpg
Chock and Bates in 2011.
Personal information
Full name Madison La'akea
Te-Lan Hall Chock
Country represented United States
Born (1992-07-02) July 2, 1992 (age 24)
Redondo Beach, California
Residence Novi, Michigan
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Partner Evan Bates
Former partner Greg Zuerlein
Kurt Lingenfelter
Coach Igor Shpilband
Former coach Marina Zueva
Choreographer Christopher Dean, Rohene Ward
Former choreographer Igor Shpilband, Marina Zueva
Skating club All Year FSC
Training locations Novi, Michigan
Former training locations Canton, Michigan
Began skating 1997
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 189.01
2017 World Team Trophy
Short dance 79.05
2017 World Team Trophy
Free dance 113.31
2016 Worlds

Madison La'akea Te-Lan Hall Chock (born July 2, 1992) is an American ice dancer. With partner Evan Bates, she is a two-time World medalist (silver in 2015, bronze in 2016), a two-time Grand Prix Final silver medalist (2014–15, 2015–16), a four-time Four Continents medalist (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017), and the 2015 U.S. national champion. The two represented the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

With former partner Greg Zuerlein, Chock is the 2009 World Junior champion, 2008 JGP Final champion, and 2011 U.S. national bronze medalist. They competed together from 2006 to 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Madison La'akea Te-Lan Hall Chock was born in Redondo Beach, California.[1] She attended Novi High School. She is of Chinese-Hawaiian descent on her father's side, and German, English, Irish, French, and Dutch descent on her mother Barbara Hall's side, who once released a single back in Jan. 1973 in Japan.[2] La'akea means "sacred light from heaven" and Te-Lan (特蘭) means "special or unique orchid."[2]

Early years[edit]

Madison Chock began skating at the age of five, after becoming interested by watching it on TV with her parents. Ice dancing was suggested to her at the age of 12 and she found she enjoyed it, although she initially had no interest in dance. She also tried pair skating and took all the tests through to intermediate level.[2]

Chock skated for one season with Kurt Lingenfelter on the intermediate level. They won the pewter medal at the 2006 U.S. Junior Championships.[3]

Partnership with Zuerlein[edit]

Chock teamed up with Zuerlein in June 2006.[2] They placed 5th in the novice division at the 2007 U.S. Championships. They began working with Igor Shpilband and Marina Zueva in 2007.[4] 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.

During the 2008–09 season, Chock/Zuerlein won gold at the Junior Grand Prix Final and at the U.S. Junior Championships. They capped off the season by becoming World Junior champions.[5]

In 2009–10, Chock/Zuerlein made their senior Grand Prix debut, finishing 6th and 8th at the 2009 Skate America and the 2009 Cup of China, respectively. They placed 5th in their senior national debut.

Chock/Zuerlein won their first senior Grand Prix medal, bronze, at the 2010 Skate Canada International. They won a second bronze medal at the 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.

On June 7, 2011, Chock and Zuerlein announced the end of their five-year partnership; Zuerlein retired from competition while Chock said she intended to continue competing.[6]

Partnership with Bates[edit]

On July 1, 2011, Chock and Evan Bates announced their partnership and said they would continue to work with Shpilband and Zueva.[4][7] They finished 4th at the 2012 Skate Canada International and 5th at the 2012 Trophée Éric Bompard. They were 5th at the 2012 U.S. Championships. After Zueva and Shpilband ended their coaching partnership, Chock/Bates were the first team to announce that they would continue training with Shpilband.[8]

Chock/Bates finished 4th at the 2012 U.S. International Classic and then won gold at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy.[9] They then competed at the 2012 Cup of China and finished 4th. At the 2013 U.S. Nationals, Chock/Bates were able to win the silver medal ahead of Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani. They were named in the U.S. team to the 2013 Four Continents where they won the bronze medal. At the 2013 World Championships, they finished 7th overall. Chock/Bates competed at the 2013 World Team Trophy and placed first in ice dance, helping Team USA win the team gold for the first time since 2009.

In the 2013–14 season, Chock/Bates were assigned to two Grand Prix events, the 2013 Cup of China and 2013 Rostelecom Cup, and won bronze at both. They won the silver medal at the 2014 U.S. Championships and were named in the U.S. team to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

In the 2014–15 season, Chock/Bates took silver at the 2014 Nebelhorn Trophy, an ISU Challenger Series event, and then won both their Grand Prix events at the 2014 Skate America and 2014 Rostelecom Cup. The team went on to win the silver at the 2014–15 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final and a month later, won their first senior national title[10] at the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Chock and Bates later took silver at the 2015 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships before capping off the season with a second-place finish at the 2015 World Figure Skating Championships.

In the 2015–16 season, Chock/Bates won gold at the 2015 Nebelhorn Trophy, again an ISU Challenger Series event. At the event, they received comments that "Dark Eyes" was not suitable for a polka rhythm.[11][12]They changed the short dance music to "More" and "Unchained Melody" to clarify the rhythms,[13] and won the gold at the 2015 Skate America followed by a silver at 2015 Cup of China. They then won the silver medal at the 2015–16 Grand Prix Final in Barcelona, behind Canadians Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje.

Programs[edit]

With Bates[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
2016–17
[14][15]



2015–16
[18][19][20][21]


2014–15
[23]
2013–14
[24][25]
2012–13
[25][26]
2011–12
[25][27]
  • Chica Chica Boom Chick
  • Unknown
  • Boom Diggy Diggy

With Zuerlein[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
2010–11
[1][28]
  • Cabaret (soundtrack)
  • Nothing Else Matters
    performed by Santa Esmeralda
  • Satellite
    by J. Moreno feat. Santana
Original dance
2009–10
[28][29]
  • Yema Ya
  • Agua Nile
    by Afro-Cuban Folk
2008–09
[28][30]
2007–08
[28][31]
2006–07
[28]

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Bates[edit]

Chock and Bates at the 2011 Trophée Éric Bompard
International[32]
Event 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
Olympics 8th
Worlds 7th 5th 2nd 3rd 7th
Four Continents 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd
GP Final 2nd 2nd 6th
GP Bompard 5th
GP Cup of China 4th 3rd 2nd
GP Rostelecom 3rd 1st 2nd
GP Skate America 1st 1st
GP Skate Canada 4th 2nd
CS Nebelhorn 2nd 1st 2nd
CS Ondrej Nepela 2nd
Finlandia 3rd 2nd
Nebelhorn 1st
U.S. Classic 4th
National[25]
U.S. Champ. 5th 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd
Team events
World Team
Trophy
1st T
1st P
1st T
3rd P
3rd T
2nd P
Team Challenge
Cup
1st T
2nd P
TBD: Assigned; WD: Withdrew
T: Team result; P: Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

With Zuerlein[edit]

Chock and Zuerlein at 2010 Trophee Bompard
International[33]
Event 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11
Worlds 9th
Four Continents 5th 5th
GP Bompard 3rd
GP Cup of China 8th
GP Skate America 6th
GP Skate Canada 3rd
International: Junior[33]
Junior Worlds 1st
JGP Final 5th 1st
JGP Estonia 1st
JGP Germany 3rd
JGP Italy 1st
JGP U.K. 1st
National[28]
U.S. Champ. 5th N 3rd J 1st J 5th 3rd
Pacific Coast 1st N
Levels – N: Novice; J: Junior

Detailed results[edit]

With Bates[edit]

2016–17 season
Date Event SD FD Total
April 20–23, 2017 2017 World Team Trophy 1
79.05
2
109.96
3T/2P
189.01
March 29 – April 2, 2017 2017 World Championships 4
76.25
8
105.79
7
182.04
February 15–19, 2017 2017 Four Continents Championships 3
74.67
3
110.91
3
185.58
January 14–22, 2017 2017 U.S. Championships 2
79.96
1
119.08
2
199.04
December 8–11, 2016 2016–17 Grand Prix Final 6
70.87
4
108.45
6
179.32
November 4–6, 2016 2016 Rostelecom Cup 1
75.04
3
107.09
2
182.13
October 28–30, 2016 2016 Grand Prix Skate Canada 2
76.21
1
112.03
2
188.24
September 30 – October 2, 2016 2016 CS Ondrej Nepela Memorial 1
72.72
2
98.20
2
170.92
September 22–24, 2016 2016 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2
70.78
2
108.40
2
179.18
2015–16 season
Date Event SD FD Total
April 22–24, 2016 2016 Team Challenge Cup 2
111.30
1T/2P
March 28 – April 3, 2016 2016 World Championships 3
72.46
3
113.31
3
185.77
February 16–21, 2016 2016 Four Continents Championships 4
67.05
2
107.59
2
174.64
January 15–24, 2016 2016 U.S. Championships 1
75.14
2
111.79
2
186.93
December 10–13, 2015 2015–16 Grand Prix Final 2
71.64
3
105.91
2
177.55
November 5–8, 2015 2015 Grand Prix Cup of China 2
65.36
2
103.80
2
169.16
October 23–25, 2015 2015 Grand Prix Skate America 1
70.56
1
102.66
1
173.22
September 24–26, 2015 2015 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 1
67.74
1
101.76
1
169.50
2014–15 season
Date Event SD FD Total
April 16–19, 2015 2015 World Team Trophy 2
72.17
3
102.24
1T/3P
174.41
March 23–29, 2015 2015 World Championships 1
74.47
2
106.87
2
181.34
February 9–15, 2015 2015 Four Continents Championships 1
70.38
2
105.80
2
176.18
January 18–25, 2015 2015 U.S. Championships 1
73.95
1
111.11
1
185.06
December 11–14, 2014 2014–15 Grand Prix Final 2
65.06
2
102.03
2
167.09
November 14–16, 2014 2014 Grand Prix Cup of Russia 1
68.86
1
105.42
1
174.28
October 24–26, 2014 2014 Grand Prix Skate America 1
68.96
1
102.07
1
171.03
September 24–27, 2014 2014 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2
62.80
1
100.93
2
163.73
2013–14 season
Date Event SD FD Total
March 24–30, 2014 2014 World Championships 5
67.71
4
99.88
5
167.59
February 6–22, 2014 2014 Winter Olympics 8
65.46
8
99.18
8
164.44
January 5–12, 2014 2014 U.S. Championships 2
73.41
2
108.03
2
181.44
November 22–24, 2013 2013 Grand Prix Cup of Russia 4
57.80
3
95.57
3
153.37
November 1–3, 2013 2013 Grand Prix Cup of China 3
56.77
3
93.76
3
150.53
October 4–6, 2013 2013 Finlandia Trophy 2
53.34
2
89.72
2
143.06
2012–13 season
Date Event SD FD Total
April 11–14, 2013 2013 World Team Trophy 1
66.54
1
98.37
1T/1P
164.91
March 11–17, 2013 2013 World Championships 7
66.74
6
97.19
7
163.93
February 8–11, 2013 2013 Four Continents Championships 3
65.44
5
94.98
3
160.42
January 19–27, 2013 2013 U.S. Championships 2
70.80
2
105.11
2
175.91
November 2–4, 2012 2012 Grand Prix Cup of China 4
59.26
4
90.28
4
149.54
September 27–29, 2012 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy 2
56.97
1
90.82
1
147.79
September 13–15, 2012 2012 U.S. Classic 1
62.89
5
76.95
4
139.84
2011–12 season
Date Event SD FD Total
January 22–29, 2012 2012 U.S. Championships 5
55.49
5
89.59
5
145.08
November 17–20, 2011 2011 Grand Prix Trophée Éric Bompard 5
52.01
5
78.93
5
130.94
October 27–30, 2011 2011 Grand Prix Skate Canada 6
51.24
4
84.67
4
135.10
October 6–9, 2011 2011 Finlandia Trophy 3
53.91
3
82.97
3
136.88

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d Mittan, J. Barry (March 8, 2009). "Chock Full of Gold". GoldenSkate.com. Retrieved March 28, 2011. 
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  6. ^ "Madison Chock and Greg Zuerlein Announce End of Partnership". U.S. Figure Skating. June 7, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  7. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (September 2, 2011). "Chock, Bates take the fast track to Skate Canada". IceNetwork. Retrieved September 2, 2011. 
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  9. ^ Flade, Tatjana (September 30, 2012). "2012 Nebelhorn Trophy". Golden Skate. 
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  11. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (October 24, 2015). "Strictly ballroom: Chock, Bates lead with new short". IceNetwork.com. 
  12. ^ Slater, Paula (November 12, 2015). "Chock and Bates prepare for Barcelona". Golden Skate. 
  13. ^ Flade, Tatjana [Tatjana21] (October 21, 2015). "Ice Dance news: @chockolate02 /@Evan_Bates will unveil new SD at #GPMilwaukee #SkateAmerica. Wanted to make the rhythms more clear." (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
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External links[edit]

Media related to Madison Chock at Wikimedia Commons