Announced the end of their partnership in April 2012.
Evora and Ladwig are two-time U.S. silver medalists (2010-11), bronze medalists in 2012 and two-time U.S. pewter medalists (2007, '09) ... Own one medal (bronze at the 2010 Rostelecom Cup) in the Grand Prix Series ... Came in 10th at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games ... Have skated in several benefit shows, including Jimmy Fund's "Evening with Champions" and Parker Pennington's "Skate for Life" ... Began skating together in June 2002.
Evora began skating at age 6 because her dad found her sister's old skates and they fit ... Has an older brother and an older sister ... Formerly skated with Mike Adler (2000-01) ... Previously coached by Megan Faulkner (1995-2000) and Kerry Leitch (2000-07) ... Has an older brother (Astro, 31) and an older sister (Andrea, 31) ... Father, Vic, is a chemical engineer ... Has two cats, Finny and Flower ... Attends the University of South Florida, where she is pursuing a degree in business administration ... Graduated Manatee Community College in 2006 ... Received a letter in high school for symphony and orchestra ... National Honor Society member from 1998-2000 ... Works as a part-time figure skating coach and as an accountant assistant for Ellenton Ice and Ice Dreams Casino ... Member of U.S. Figure Skating's Athletes Advisory Committee ... Serves as an athlete rep on her skating club's board ... The one skater she looks up to the most is Scott Hamilton ... Enjoys working out at the gym and cycling ... Wants to one day model athletic wear ... Favorite quote: "Life is not a problem to solve but a mystery to live." - Father Drew ... Has a cross sewn into all her competition outfits ... Lists her biggest life-defining moment as when she and Ladwig were named to the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team ... Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/Amanda_Evora
Mark began skating at age 5 in the outdoor rink behind his house ... Played hockey from the time he was 7 until he was 12 before switching back to figure skating in the eighth grade ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program (1985-87) ... Formerly paired with Kelsey Sollom (1995-99) and Keri Lynn Blakinger (1999-2001) ... Was coached by Dawn Franklin (1980-2000), Ron Ludington (2000-03) and Kerry Leitch (2003-08) ... Parents, John and Carol, are both doctors ... Brother, Todd, is a naval aviator ... Sister, Erin, is a dentist ... Married Janet Beverley on Aug. 4, 2006 ... Janet works in human resources at Target ... The couple has one son, Holden, born in Sept., 2009 ... Has two Beagles, Ace and Nellie ... Graduated Moorhead Senior High School in 1999, and lettered in track, band, drama and swimming ... Was a pole vaulter on the track team, with a personal best of 11 1/2 feet ... Is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America ... Supporter of March of Dimes for Premature Children; his wife was born premature and without the organization's support, she would not be around today ... Also supports the Roger Maris Cancer Center ... Serves on U.S. Figure Skating's Athletes Advisory Committee ... Does a little bit of everything at his rink: coaches, sharpens skates, drives the Zamboni, edits music, etc. ... Skaters he most looks up to are Scott Hamilton and Dan Hollander ("He taught me do back flips on ice.") ... Favorite quote: "Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races, one after another." - Walter Elliot ... He can juggle ... Hobbies include gardening, fishing and sailing ... Nicknamed "Fargo" ... Defining life moments are skating in the 2010 Olympics, marrying his wife and the birth of his son.
2012 Season NotesSP Music: "The Man I Love" by George Gershwin
FS Music: "Daphnis and Chloe" by Maurice Ravel and "Reverie" by Claude Debussy
Costumes designed by Dawn Imperatore and Stephanie Handler
2011 Season NotesSP Music: "Sing, Sing, Sing" from Fosse
FS Music: "Nessun Dorma" from Puccini's Turandot
Costumes designed by Dawn Imperatore (SP) and Brad Griffies (FS) ... Goals are to become U.S. champions, return to and improve their placement at the World Championships, and medal at their Grand Prix assignments
Won the bronze at the Rostelecom Cup ... Took the silver at the U.S. Championships for the second year in a row ... Finished 11th at the World Championships
2010 Season NotesSP Music: Themes from the movie Love Actually by Craig Armstrong
FS Music: "Piano Concerto No. 2" by Rachmaninoff
Costumes designed by Dawn Imperatore (short program) and Brad Griffies (free skate)
Won the silver medal at the U.S. Championships ... Placed 10th in their Olympic debut and ninth at their first World Championships.
2009 Season NotesSP Music: "Santorini" by Yanni
FS Music: "Pas de Deux" by Tchaikovsky
Costumes designed by Kathy Leitch
Placed fourth at the Cup of China and won their second U.S. pewter medal.
2008 Season NotesSP Music: "Stray Cat Strut" by the Stray Cats and Brian Setzer (choreographed by Sweeney)
FS Music: Ravel's "Daphnis and Chloe" combined with Debussy's "Reverie" (choreographed by Peterson)
Costumes designed by Kathy Leitch and Dawn Imperatore
Took the bronze medal at the Nebelhorn Trophy ... Placed fourth at Skate America.
2007 Season NotesSP Music: "Black Magic Woman" by Carlos Santana (choreographed by Christine Hough Sweeney)
FS Music: From the soundtrack to West Side Story (choreographed by Jim Peterson)
Won the pewter medal at the U.S. Championships.
2006 Season NotesSP Music: "Hotel California" by the Eagles
FS Music: Music from Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev
2005 Season NotesSP Music: Aaron Copland's "Theme for the Common Man"
FS Music: "Butterfly Suite" by Vanessa Mae
2004 Season NotesSP Music: "Smokie Joe's Cafe"
FS Music: "Scheherazade" by Rimsky-Korsakov