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In June, Davis and White announced their decision to sit out the 2014-15 figure skating season.

CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

*2014 Olympic champions; the first American ice dance team to win Olympic gold
*2014 Olympic bronze medalists (Team)
*Six-time reigning U.S. champions (2009-14)
*2011, '13 World champions (first American World ice dancing champions)
*Two-time World silver medalists (2010, '12)
*2010 Olympic silver medalists
*Three-time Four Continents champions (2009, '11)
*Five-time reigning Grand Prix Final champions (2009-13); just the second ice dancing team, and the first Americans, to defend their Grand Prix Final title and the only ice dancing team to win the title five times
*18-time Grand Prix Series medalists (15 gold, three bronze)
*2008 U.S. silver medalists, '07 U.S. bronze medalists
*2006 U.S. junior champions
*2006 World Junior bronze medalists

2013-14 SEASON NOTES
SD Music: My Fair Lady by Frederic Loewe
FD Music: "Scheherazade" by Nikoli Rimsky-Korsakov

IJS PERSONAL BESTS

International Competition
SD - 78.89 (2014 Olympic Winter Games)
FD - 116.63 (2014 Olympic Winter Games)
Final Score - 195.52 (2014 Olympic Winter Games)

U.S. Qualifying Competition
SD - 80.69 (2014 U.S. Championships)
FD - 119.50 (2014 U.S. Championships)
Final Score - 200.19 (2014 U.S. Championships)

CONNECT WITH US

Twitter: @Meryl_Davis and @CharlieaWhite
Facebook fan page
Official site

SKATING NOTES

Are the longest-tenured U.S. ice dancing team, having been together since 1998 ... Were coached by Seth Chafetz (1993-2006) and Igor Shpilband.

Davis started skating at age 5 on a lake near her house ... Participated in the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program from 1992-94.

White began skating at the age of 5 so he'd be able to go skating with friends when he got older ... Participated in the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program from 1992-94 ... Also played hockey ... Broke his ankle playing hockey and missed the 2005 U.S. Championships ... Played on a state championship hockey team ... Had success as a singles skater, qualifying for the U.S. Championships as a junior in 2006.

PERSONAL NOTES

Davis is a Dean's List student at Michigan where she studies anthropology ... Named Delta Delta Delta "Woman of the Year" and University of Michigan "Student of the Year" ... Volunteers for St. Jude Children's Hospital, Relay for Life, Fitness for Kids and Classroom Champions.

White the youngest of five children (one brother, three sisters) ... Parents, Jacqui and Charlie, own and manage an oil company in downtown Detroit ... Studying political science ... Supports Scholastic's "Read Every Day," Classroom Champions and Figure Skating in Harlem.

Season Notes

  • 2012-13 Season Notes
    SD Music: Giselle by Adolphe Adam
    FD Music: Notre-Dame de Paris by Riccardo Cocciante

  • 2011-12 Season Notes
    SD Music: "Batucadas" by Mikota Samba, "Life is a Carnival," "On the Floor" by Jennifer Lopez (Spanish version)
    FD Music: "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss

    Costume design by Luanne Williams and Stephanie Miller

  • 2010-11 Season Notes
    SD Music: "La Boheme" by Puccini and "La Traviata" by Verdi
    FD Music: Music from the Il Postino soundtrack by Luis Bacalov, and "Payadora" (Forever Tango) and "Recuerdo" (Forever Tango) by Lisandro Adrover

    Went undefeated in 2010-11, winning all six competitions they entered ... Won the gold at the NHK Trophy and Skate America, qualifying them for the Grand Prix Final for the third year in a row ... Won the gold medal for the second consecutive year at the Grand Prix Final, making them just the second ice dancing team--and the first Americans--to defend their title at that competition ... Earned the gold for the third year in a row at the U.S. Championships ... Won the title at the Four Continents Championships for the second time in three years ... Captured the World title, the first ever by a U.S. ice dancing team.

  • 2009-10 Season Notes
    OD Music: Selections from Devdas
    FD Music: "Music of the Night" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera

    Claimed the gold medal at the Nebelhorn Trophy, Rostelecom Cup, NHK Trophy, Grand Prix Final and U.S. Championships ... Became the first U.S. ice dancing team to be crowned Grand Prix Final champion ... Named USOC Team of the Month for December 2009 ... Won the silver medal at the Olympic Winter Games and at the World Figure Skating Championships.

  • 2008-09 Season Notes
    OD music: Charleston - "Happy Feet" by Manhattan River Kings
    FD music: "Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix" and "Bacchanale" from Samson et Delila by Camille Saint-Saens

    Won their first gold medal at a Grand Prix Series event (Skate Canada) ... Took the bronze at the Grand Prix Final ... Captured their first U.S. and Four Continents titles ... Missed the bronze medal at the World Championships by .04 points.

  • 2007-08 Season Notes
    OD Music: "Kalinka" (Russian folk)
    FD Music: "Eleanor's Dream/Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles

    Earned their first medal in the Grand Prix Series - a bronze at Trophee Eric Bompard ... Won the silver at both the U.S. Championships and Four Continents Championships.

  • 2006-07 Season Notes
    OD Music: "A Los Amigos" by Astor Piazzolla
    FD Music: "Prince Igor Polovtsian Dances" by A. Borodin

    In their first season as seniors, placed fourth at both of their Grand Prix Series assignments as well as at the Four Continents Championships ... Earned the bronze medal at the U.S. Championships.

  • 2005-06 Season Notes
    OD Music: "Ran Kan Kan - En Los Pasos de mi Padre" by Tito Puente (Mambo) and "Un Bolero Por Favor" (Rhumba)
    FD Music: "Sarabande" by Handel

    Won gold and silver at their two Junior Grand Prix Series events and silver at the JGP Final ... Claimed the U.S. junior title ... Captured the bronze at the World Junior Championships.

  • 2004-05 Season Notes
    OD Music: "Besame Mucho"
    FD Music: "Sarabande" by Handel

    Won the bronze at both of their Junior Grand Prix Series assignments (Serbia and Montenegro, Romania) ... White suffered a broken ankle playing hockey before the U.S. Championships, ending the team's season.

  • 2003-04 Season Notes
    OD Music: "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "That's All Right" and "This Cat's on a Hot Tin Roof"
    FD Music: "Hasta Que te Conoci", "De Mis Manos" and "Voy a Conquistarte/Que Viva la Alegria"

    Won the U.S. junior silver medal.

  • 2002-03 Season Notes
    OD Music: Die Fledermause
    FD Music: Music from the movie Chocolat

Competitive History

  • 2014 - Olympic Winter Games - 1st
  • 2014 - Olympic Winter Games - 3rd (Team)
  • 2014 - U.S. Championships - 1st
  • 2013 - Grand Prix Final - 1st
  • 2013 - NHK Trophy - 1st
  • 2013 - Skate America - 1st
  • 2013 - U.S. International Classic - 1st
  • 2013 - World Championships - 1st
  • 2013 - Four Continents Championships - 1st
  • 2013 - U.S. Championships - 1st
  • 2012 - Grand Prix Final - 1st
  • 2012 - NHK Trophy - 1st
  • 2012 - Skate America - 1st
  • 2012 - World Team Trophy - 2nd (team)
  • 2012 - World Championships - 2nd
  • 2012 - Four Continents Championships - 2nd
  • 2012 - U.S. Championships - 1st
  • 2011 - Grand Prix Final - 1st
  • 2011 - Rostelecom Cup - 1st
  • 2011 - Skate America - 1st
  • 2011 - World Championships - 1st
  • 2011 - Four Continents Championships - 1st
  • 2011 - U.S. Championships - 1st
  • 2010 - Grand Prix Final - 1st
  • 2010 - NHK Trophy - 1st
  • 2010 - Skate America - 1st
  • 2010 - World Championships - 2nd
  • 2010 - Olympic Winter Games - 2nd
  • 2010 - U.S. Championships - 1st
  • 2009 - Grand Prix Final - 1st
  • 2009 - NHK Trophy - 1st
  • 2009 - Rostelecom Cup - 1st
  • 2009 - Nebelhorn Trophy - 1st
  • 2009 - World Championships - 4th
  • 2009 - Four Continents Championships - 1st
  • 2009 - U.S. Championships - 1st
  • 2008 - Grand Prix Final - 3rd
  • 2008 - Cup of Russia - 3rd
  • 2008 - Skate Canada - 1st
  • 2008 - World Championships - 6th
  • 2008 - Four Continents Championships - 2nd
  • 2008 - U.S. Championships - 2nd
  • 2007 - Trophee Eric Bompard - 3rd
  • 2007 - Skate America - 4th
  • 2007 - World Championships - 7th
  • 2007 - Four Continents Championships - 4th
  • 2007 - U.S. Championships - 3rd
  • 2006 - NHK Trophy - 4th
  • 2006 - Skate Canada - 4th
  • 2006 - World Junior Championships - 3rd
  • 2006 - U.S. Championships, Junior - 1st
  • 2005 - Junior Grand Prix Final - 2nd
  • 2005 - Junior Grand Prix (Andorra) - 2nd
  • 2005 - Junior Grand Prix (Bulgaria) - 1st
  • 2004 - Junior Grand Prix (Serbia and Montenegro) - 3rd
  • 2004 - Junior Grand Prix (Romania) - 3rd
  • 2004 - World Junior Championships - 13th
  • 2004 - U.S. Championships, Junior - 2nd
  • 2004 - Midwestern Sectional, Junior - 1st
  • 2003 - Junior Grand Prix (Japan) - 4th
  • 2003 - Junior Grand Prix (Czech Republic) - 4th
  • 2003 - U.S. Championships, Junior - 7th
  • 2002 - Midwestern Sectional, Novice - 1st
  • 2002 - Junior Grand Prix (Germany) - 8th
  • 2002 - Junior Grand Prix (Yugoslavia) - 6th
  • 2002 - Hellmut Cup Memorial, Novice - 1st
  • 2002 - U.S. Championships, Novice - 2nd
  • 2001 - U.S. Championships, Novice - 6th
  • 2001 - Midwestern Sectional, Novice - 2nd
  • 2001 - Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Novice - 1st
  • 2000 - U.S. Championships, Novice - 6th
  • 2000 - Midwestern Sectional, Novice - 3rd
  • 2000 - Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Novice - 3rd
  • 1999 - Midwestern Sectional, Intermediate - 1st
  • 1999 - Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Intermediate - 1st
  • 1998 - Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Juvenile - 1st
  • 1999 - Junior Olympics, Intermediate - 1st
  • 1998 - Junior Olympics, Juvenile - 2nd