Della Monica and Guarise at the 2012 World Championships
|Born||15 September 1988|
|Home town||Rimini, Italy|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Partner||Nicole Della Monica|
|Former partner||Kaela Pflumm |
Sara Venerucci (roller)
|Coach||Cristina Mauri, Nina Mozer|
|Former coach||Cristina Pelli, Silvia Martina, Lucia Civardi, Oleg Vasiliev|
|Choreographer||Raffaella Cazzaniga, Giuseppe Arena|
|Former choreographer||Corrado Giordani, Luca Mantovani, Paola Mezzadri|
|Skating club||Forum SSDRL Milano|
|Training locations||Bergamo, Baselga di Pinè, Sesto San Giovanni|
|Former training locations||Saint Petersburg |
|Began skating||January 2010|
|ISU personal best scores|
2018 Winter Olympics
Matteo Guarise (born 15 September 1988) is an Italian pairs figure skater and roller skater. Guarise is the 2008 World champion in pairs roller skating with Sara Venerucci. With his figure skating partner Nicole Della Monica, he is a three-time Italian national champion (2016, 2017, 2018). The pair have represented Italy at the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics.
In roller skating
Switch to figure skating
In January 2010, Guarise began training in figure skating. In June 2010, it was reported that he had teamed up with Elena Yarkhunova and was training with her under coach Oleg Vasiliev in Saint Petersburg, Russia and Chicago, Illinois. After their partnership ended, he skated with Kaela Pflumm and Caitlin Yankowskas.
Partnership with Della Monica
Guarise teamed up with Nicole Della Monica in late November 2011. They train mainly in Zanica. They withdrew after the short program from the 2012 Italian Championships. Della Monica/Guarise made their international debut at the 2012 Bavarian Open where they won the bronze medal. They were assigned to compete at the 2012 World Championships and finished 15th.
Della Monica/Guarise placed ninth at the 2013 European Championships and then fourteenth at the 2013 World Championships, where Italy secured two berths for the 2014 Olympic pairs event. After winning bronze at the 2013 Winter Universiade and silver at the 2014 Italian Championships, they placed eighth at the 2014 European Championships. Della Monica/Guarise were named along with Italian champions Stefania Berton / Ondrej Hotarek as Italy's pairs entries at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Just before the event, Guarise tore the medial meniscus in his right knee. The pair finished sixteenth at the Olympics. He then underwent a knee operation and resumed training at the start of March.
In the 2014–15 season, Della Monica/Guarise competed at two Grand Prix events, placing fifth at the 2014 Cup of China and sixth at the 2014 Trophée Éric Bompard. After finishing second to Valentina Marchei / Ondřej Hotárek at the Italian Championships, they came in sixth at the 2015 European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden and fourteenth at the 2015 World Championships in Shanghai, China.
In the 2015–16 season, Della Monica/Guarise took the bronze medal at the 2015 Ice Challenge, their first ISU Challenger Series (CS) event. After finishing fifth at their sole GP event, the 2015 Trophée Éric Bompard, they appeared at two more CS events, winning silver at the Warsaw Cup and placing sixth at the 2015 Golden Spin of Zagreb. In December 2015, they won their first national title together, edging out Marchei/Hotárek. They placed sixth at the 2016 European Championships, and then placed eleventh at the 2016 World Championships in Boston, United States.
The 2016–17 season saw the duo win two Challenger events, the 2016 Lombardia Trophy and 2016 Golden Spin of Zagreb. They placed sixth at the Skate Canada International and fifth at the Cup of China. After their second national title, they placed eighth at the 2017 European Championships, and then placed thirteenth at the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
Della Monica and her partner began the 2017–18 season with silver medals at Lombardia Trophy and Finlandia Trophy. Competing again at the Cup of China, they placed fourth. At the Internationaux de France, they placed third, winning their first Grand Prix bronze medal. Guarise said "it was a hard competition. I felt the tension in the long program. My legs were shaking from the beginning, but we finished with a smile. This is our first medal in the Grand Prix and we need to be happy with that." Della Monica/Guarise won their third straight national title, followed by a sixth-place finish at Europeans. Competing at their second Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, they placed tenth. The season concluded at the 2018 World Championships in Milan, where they placed fifth overall.
Their 2018–19 season began again at Lombardia Trophy, where they own the bronze medal. Turning to the Grand Prix series, they won silver at the 2018 Grand Prix of Helsinki. Della Monica commented that "this is our first silver medal on the Grand Prix. Last year we won our first medal, a bronze, so we are happy that we improved. Next time it maybe will be gold, who knows. It shows that we are on the right track." They won a second silver medal at the 2018 Rostelecom Cup, becoming the first Italian pair team to qualify for the Grand Prix Final, a goal they had set for themselves at the beginning of the year. They placed fifth at the Final, after multiple falls and popped jumps.
(with Della Monica)
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
With Della Monica
|GP Cup of China||5th||5th||4th|
|GP NHK Trophy||7th|
|GP Rostel. Cup||7th||2nd|
|GP Skate Canada||6th|
|CS Finlandia Trophy||2nd|
|CS Golden Spin||6th||1st|
|CS Ice Challenge||3rd|
|CS Warsaw Cup||2nd|
|Cup of Nice||3rd||7th||1st|
| TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew |
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.
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