Chock, Bates lead ice dance at nationals

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Greensboro, NC ( - Madison Chock and Evan Bates lead the dance competition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships after winning the short program Friday.

The duo earned 73.95 points, just .11 ahead of Maia and Alex Shibutani.

Chock and Bates finished as the runner-ups, with the Shibutanis in third, the last two years behind six-time U.S. champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White.

Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue were third with 65.43 points.