At 30 years old, Madison Chock has this physical status:
Madison La'akea Te-Lan Hall Chock (born July 2, 1992) is an American ice dancer.
With her skating partner, Evan Bates, she is a two-time World medalist (silver in 2015, bronze in 2016), a three-time Grand Prix Final silver medalist (2014–15, 2015–16 , 2019-20), the 2019 Four Continents champion, and the 2015 U.S. national champion.
The two represented the United States at the 2014 and 2018 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.
Madison La'akea Te-Lan Hall Chock was born in Redondo Beach, California. She went to Novi High School. She is of Chinese-Hawaiian descent on her father's side, and European descent on her mother's side. La'akea means "sacred light from heaven" and Te-Lan (德蘭) means "virtuous orchid."
After partnering on ice for a number of years, Chock and Bates began a romantic relationship in 2017. On June 11, 2022 they became engaged.
Madison Chock began skating at the age of five, having become interested after watching it on TV with her parents. Ice dancing was suggested to her at the age of 12 and she found that she enjoyed it, although she initially had no interest in dance. She also tried pair skating and took tests through the intermediate level.
Chock skated for one season with Kurt Lingenfelter on the intermediate level. They won the pewter medal at the 2006 U.S. Junior Championships.
Chock teamed up with ice dancer Greg Zuerlein in June 2006. They placed fifth in the novice division at the 2007 U.S. Championships. They began working with Igor Shpilband and Marina Zueva in 2007.
Making their Junior Grand Prix debut, Chock/Zuerlein won gold in September 2007 in Tallinn, Estonia. With a bronze medal at their second event, in Chemnitz, Germany, they qualified to the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final in Gdańsk, Poland, where they placed fifth. They received the junior bronze medal at the 2008 U.S. Championships.
In December 2008, Chock/Zuerlein won gold at the Junior Grand Prix Final in Goyang, South Korea, where they finished ahead of silver medalists Hubbell/Hubbell by 6.47 points.
In January, they won the junior title at the 2009 U.S. Championships. They capped off their season by becoming World Junior champions in Sofia, Bulgaria. They outscored silver medalists Shibutani/Shibutani by 10.40 points.
Chock/Zuerlein moved up to the senior level. Making their Grand Prix debut, they placed sixth at the 2009 Skate America and eighth at the 2009 Cup of China. They finished 5th in their senior national debut in January 2010. Later that month, they were sent to the 2010 Four Continents Championships in Jeonju, South Korea, where they had the same result.
Chock/Zuerlein won their first senior Grand Prix medal, bronze, at the 2010 Skate Canada International and followed it up with bronze at the 2010 Trophée Éric Bompard. They won their first senior national medal, bronze, at the 2011 U.S. Championships. After placing fifth again at Four Continents, they finished ninth 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 that she intended to continue competing.