SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Meryl Davis and Charlie White have won their second ice dance title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, upsetting Olympic and world silver medalists Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto.
Davis and White, who are both juniors at Michigan, won all three segments of the competition, capping it with a magical and theatrical free dance Saturday. They finished with a U.S. record 222.29 points to notch their first victory ever over Belbin and Agosto. That’s no small matter in a discipline where past accomplishments are often taken into account.
Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates were third, likely clinching a spot on the Olympic team. The United States can send three dance teams to Vancouver.