Had Samuelson & Bates stayed together how would they be doing now. The Shibutanis who are now below Chock & Bates won a World medal in this time. Could S&B have climbed to a possible bronze in either 2012 or 2013. Would they be the U.S #2 now as Chock & Bates are? I believe Emily is a superior skater to Madison, and has better chemistry with Evan as a team too.
I wonder if their split up was in part due to the Shibutanis bronze while they were out, and they feared they wouldnt be able to compete against them unless being in a new parternship, or atleast Evan did.