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U.S. Figure Skating announces 2022 Olympic pairs and ice dance teams

NASHVILLE, TN — U.S. Figure Skating announced that Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier and Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc will represent Team USA in the pairs event and Madison Chock and Evan Bates, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue and Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker will represent Team USA in the ice dance event at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China next month.

Cain-Gribble and LeDuc won their second U.S. title Saturday at the 2022 U.S. Championships. 2021 U.S. Champions Knierim and Frazier, who were forced out of the competition due to Frazier testing positive for COVID-19, petitioned for a spot on the Olympic team. With the exception of Knierim, who competed at the 2018 Olympics with her husband, Chris Knierim, this will be the first Olympics for Cain-Gribble, LeDuc and Frazier.

Alternates for the Olympic team are Jessica Calalang and Brian Johnson (first alternate), Audrey Lu and Misha Mitrofanov (second alternate) have been second alternate, and Emily Chan and Spencer Howe (third alternate).

In the dance event, Chock and Bates won their third U.S. title Saturday. This will be Chock and Bates’ third Olympics together. Bates did compete at the 2010 Olympics with his former partner Emily Samuelson. He is the first U.S. figure skater to compete in four Olympics. Training mates Hubbell and Donohue, who took home the silver medal in Nashville, will compete in their second Olympic games. Hawayek and Baker, who won their fourth U.S. bronze medal this weekend, will compete in their first Olympic games.

Alternates for the 2022 Olympic Team for pairs are Jessica Calalang and Brian Johnson, Audrey Lu and Misha Mitrofanov and Emily Chan and Spencer Howe. For dance, the alternates are Caroline Green and Michael Parsons,

The 2022 Olympic Winter Games are scheduled to take place Feb. 4-20, in Beijing, China.

U.S. Figure Skating also announced its pairs and dance selections to the 2022 ISU World Figure Skating Championships scheduled for Montpellier, France, March 21-27; the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships scheduled for Tallinn, Estonia, Jan. 18-23 and the 2022 ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships scheduled for Sofia, Bulgaria, March 7-13.

2022 World Championships
Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc
Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier

Alternate 1 – Jessica Calalang and Brian Johnson
Alternate 2 – Audrey Lu and Misha Mitrofanov
Alternate 3 – Emily Chan and Spencer Howe

2022 Four Continents Championships
Emily Chan and Spencer Howe
Audrey Lu and Misha Mitrofanov
Katie McBeath and Nathan Bartholomay

No alternates

2022 World Junior Championships

Isabelle Martins and Ryan Bedard
Anastasiia Smirnova and Danil Siianytsia

Alternate 1 – Catherine Rivers and Timothy Chapman*
Alternate 2 – Cate Fleming and Chase Finster

* Pending achieving minimum technical score.

2022 World Championships
Madison Chock and Evan Bates
Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue
Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker

Alternate 1 – Caroline Green and Michael Parsons
Alternate 2 – Emily Bratti and Ian Somerville
Alternate 3 – Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko

2022 Four Continents Championships
Emily Bratti and Ian Somerville
Christina Carreira and Anthony Ponomarenko
Caroline Green and Michael Parsons

Alternate 1 – Eva Pate and Logan Bye
Alternate 2 – Lorraine McNamara and Anton Spiridonov
Alternate 3 – Molly Cesanek and Yehor Yehorov

2022 World Junior Championships
Oona Brown and Gage Brown
Angela Ling and Caleb Wein
Katarina Wolfkostin and Jeffrey Chen

Alternate 1 – Leah Neset and Artem Markelov
Alternate 2 – Helena Carhart and Volodymyr Horovyi

U.S. Figure Skating will announce its men’s athletes selected to compete at the Olympic Winter Games, along with the United States’ World, World Junior and Four Continents teams for those disciplines later in the day on Sunday, January 9.