From U.S. Figure Skating:
CHOCK AND BATES EARN BRONZE AT CUP OF CHINA
(11/2/13) - The third Grand Prix event of the season ended on Saturday morning and Madison Chock and Evan Bates earned the bronze medal in ice dance, their first medal on the Grand Prix Series together. Overall, through the three events, Team USA has earned a total of eight medals.
Competing in their third season together, the results for Chock and Bates have gotten better each year. In their first year together, they placed fifth at the U.S. Championships, then second last year. This weekend, the duo have earned their best finish in a Grand Prix event, taking home bronze. After 56.77 points in the short dance, Chock and Bates danced their way to six Level 4 elements in their Les Miserables free dance and 93.76 points. Their combination lift earned an event-best 10.14 points. They ended with a total of 150.53.
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Team USA at Cup of China
Zawadzki - 7th
Dornbush - 5th
Zhang/Bartholomay - 5th
Scimeca/Knierim - 6th
Chock/Bates - 3rd
Aldridge/Eaton - 5th