Meryl Davis and Charlie White have captured yet another national title today at the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships making them the only team in U.S. history to win six consecutive national titles. They are officially in the history books, especially after their U.S. record breaking final score of 200.19, which is basically a perfect score.
Davis and White skated passionately Scheherazade making us wonder if there is any possible way that they can possibly improve on this performance. The Boston audience cheered loudly, seconds before they even completed their program. The crowd quickly jumped out of their seats in appreciation of these two amazing skaters that have grabbed the attention of the nation back to ice dancing.
Davis and White will be attempting to win the first ever U.S. gold medal in ice dancing at the Sochi Olympic Games. The official Olympic Figure Skating Team announcement will be made tomorrow, but after going undefeated for two seasons, it’s pretty much a given that Meryl and Charlie will be on the team. Hopefully they can bring the magic that they had at these U.S. Figure Skating Championships with them to Sochi next month and write yet another chapter in the history books.
Madison Chock and Evan Bates turned on the passion during their free skate to Les Misérables, which earned them the silver medal. They skated with such speed and charisma it was one of the best performances from them all season. They are an incredible team with so much strength, it was good to see them capture that silver medal for the second year in a row.
Overcoming Madison Hubbell and Zachary Dononue by just 1.31 points, was sibling team, Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani, who won the bronze medal. Skating to a Michael Jackson medley this team played to the crowd and looked like they were genuinely having fun. At the conclusion of the program Alex fell to the ice, seemingly overwhelmed by the moment. They are hoping that this performance will earn them a spot on the Olympic Team.
There are three spots on the U.S. Olympic Ice Dance Team this year and the top three skaters, typically will be named to the Olympic Team, but it is not official until United States Figure Skating makes the final decision and announcement, which will be released tomorrow. Stay tuned as the Olympic Team is revealed and more history is made.
Free dance final standings:
1. Meryl Davis/Charlie White - 200.19
2. Madison Chock/Evan Bates - 181.44
3. Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani - 170.44
4. Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue - 168.27
5. Alexandra Aldridge/Daniel Eaton - 160.26
6. Lynn Kriengkrairut/Logan Giulietti-Schmitt - 155.98
7. Anastasia Cannuscio/Colin McManus - 140.96
8. Anastasia Olson/Ian Lorello - 128.77
9. Alissandra Aronow/Collin Brubaker - 127.14
10. Ginna Hoptman/Pavel Filchenkov - 122.83
11. Isabella Cannuscio/Michael Bramante - 118.92
12. Danielle Gamelin/Alexander Gamelin - 112.97
13. Madeline Heritage/Nathaniel Fast - 104.05
14. Elicia Reynolds/Stephen Reynolds - 101.00
15. Kristen Nardozzi/Nick Traxler - 98.40
16. Kseniya Ponomaryova/Oleg Altukhov - 82.39
17. Gabriela Zucker/Andrejs Sitiks - 74.13
18. Pauline Bynum/Jason Deveikis - 64.82