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Evan Bates

Age: 28
Skating Experience: 24 years
Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Discipline: Ice Dance

Because Evan’s mom “lost him” every time she brought him to watch his sister skate, she decided to put him out on the ice where she could keep track of him. Thus began Evan’s figure skating career at the age of 4. He began competing as a singles skater, and then when he was 11, Evan teamed up with Emily Samuelson and began his ice dance career. Emily and Evan became Olympians in 2010. While training for the following season, Evan suffered a debilitating injury to his Achilles tendon. As a result, they both missed the 2010-11 skating season and ended their partnership. Evan began skating with his new partner, Madison Chock, in 2011. Together they began sweeping up medals, culminating in making the 2014 Olympic Team and winning their first U.S. title in 2015. The two-time World medalists are working toward the goal of qualifying for the 2018 Olympic Team. Evan, an avid sports fan and golfer, earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational studies from University of Michigan in 2013.

Career Accomplishments:

(Achieved with Madison Chock)
*2016 World bronze, 2015 World silver medalists
*Four-time U.S. silver medalists (2013-14, ’16-17)
*2015-16 Four Continents silver medalists
*2015 U.S. champions
*2014 Olympians

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