Mathew Gates

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Mathew Gates
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1975-06-29) June 29, 1975 (age 41)
Hitchin, England
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Former partner Emilie Nussear
Eve Chalom
Former coach Elizabeth Coates, Igor Shpilband, Warren Maxwell, Christopher Dean, Tatiana Tarasova, Nikolai Morozov, Maia Usova
Skating club Dallas FSC
Former training locations Detroit Skating Club, Newington, Connecticut;
Plano, Texas
Began skating 1988
Retired 2003

Mathew Gates (born June 29, 1975) is a British-American former competitive ice dancer. With Eve Chalom, he is the 1996 Nebelhorn Trophy silver medalist and a two-time (1997, 1999) U.S. national silver medalist. He has medaled seven consecutive times at the US National Championships from Novice to Senior level. Gates is a two-time World competitor and member of Team USA.

Personal life[edit]

Gates was born June 29, 1975 in Hitchin, England.[1] He moved to the United States in 1992.[2] He is married to Kelly Gates, and has two children.

Career[edit]

Gates was coached by Elizabeth Coates in England before she relocated to the U.S.[2]

Partnership with Chalom[edit]

Gates teamed up with American skater Eve Chalom in 1992, following a tryout in Boston arranged by Coates.[2] They decided to represent the United States. After winning national titles on the novice level in 1993 and on the junior level in 1995, the duo took bronze at the 1996 U.S. Championships in their first season as seniors.[3]

In the 1996–97 season, Chalom/Gates were awarded silver at the 1996 Nebelhorn Trophy and debuted on the Champions Series (later known as the Grand Prix series). They also won silver at the 1997 U.S. Championships and were assigned to the 1997 World Championships in Lausanne, where they placed 17th.

Chalom/Gates were ineligible for the 1998 Winter Olympics because he was not yet an American citizen.[2] They finished fourth at the 1998 U.S. Championships. They were coached by Coates and Igor Shpilband until the end of the 1997–98 season and then switched to Christopher Dean and Warren Maxwell in Plano, Texas.[3][4] In their final season together, Chalom/Gates won their second national silver medal and finished 17th at the 1999 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.

Later career[edit]

In January 2002, Gates tried out with Emilie Nussear on the advice of a coach, Tatiana Tarasova.[1] Nussear/Gates won the silver medal at the 2002 Karl Schäfer Memorial and placed 5th at the 2003 U.S. Championships. They were coached by Tarasova, Nikolai Morozov, and Maia Usova in Newington, Connecticut.[1]

Gates began working as a coach and choreographer by 2003.[5] He is also an International Technical Specialist for the United States.[6] Gates currently coaches in Charlotte, NC.

Programs[edit]

With Chalom[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
1998–99
[3]

With Nussear[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
2002–03
[1]
  • Waltz
  • Polka
  • Waltz

Results[edit]

GP: Champions Series / Grand Prix

With Chalom[edit]

International[3]
Event 92–93 93–94 94–95 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99
Worlds 17th 17th
GP Cup of Russia 8th 5th
GP Nations Cup 9th 9th
GP NHK Trophy 7th
GP Skate America 7th
GP Skate Canada 7th
Nebelhorn Trophy 12th 2nd
St. Gervais 10th 8th
Basler Cup 3rd
International: Junior[3]
Junior Worlds 14th
National[3]
U.S. Champ. 1st N 3rd J 1st J 3rd 2nd 4th 2nd
Levels – N: Novice; J: Junior

With Nussear[edit]

International[1]
Event 2002–03
GP Skate America 7th
Karl Schäfer Memorial 2nd
National[1]
U.S. Championships 5th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Emilie NUSSEAR / Mathew GATES: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 28, 2006. 
  2. ^ a b c d Moran, Edward (January 7, 1998). "She Answers To Challenge; Chalom Overcomes Disability To Dance With The Best On Ice". Philadelphia Daily News. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "CHALOM Eve / GATES Mathew". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 16, 2016. 
  4. ^ Stevens, Ryan (May 5, 2014). "Interview With Eve Chalom". Skate Guard. 
  5. ^ "INTERVIEWS: Mathew Gates". ice-dance.com. October 19, 2003. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Communication No. 1467". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2009-02-03. 

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