Meryl Davis & Charlie White

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Classroom Champions

Meryl and Charlie have been working witn Classroom Champions since 2011. Their interest is partially inspired by Meryl's problems with dyslexia and depth perception. The program helps kids to learn to overcome their difficulties and meet their goals.

Meryl on her dyslexia:
http://dyslexia.yale.edu/story/meryl-davis/

The program does not only help students. It helps teachers, too.
https://www.classroomchampions.org/2017/olympic-athletes-saved-teaching-career/

Three years ago, I was dragging myself toward the end of my fourth year of teaching. The stress of testing and my struggles with the curriculum had me on the verge of burning out. Today, I’m still a teacher. And, as odd as it may sound, what changed my outlook was two Olympic figure skaters.

Here are some videos about the program and some of the live chats Meryl and Charlie did with classrooms they were mentoring.

2012 Create Steps to Set Goals with Meryl Davis & Charlie White
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqL1ukf8iP4

Class 502 NYC
Published on Nov 16, 2013
When Meryl Davis & Charlie White visited the Today Show in celebration of the 100 Days to Sochi celebration, they also were able to give their students from PS 4 in New York City a really special treat. They invited their class to Rockefeller Center that morning and after their performance spent time talking to the students and taking pictures. It's a day that none of these kids will forget anytime soon!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uE2iLEe0xU


2014 Intro with Ms. Regruth's Class
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ-Vm78Je0o

2014 Intro to Arin Kress's Grove City classroom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JCjmJLTFbM

2014 Green Mountain Elementary Live chat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIPDHxwiGAA

2015 First chat with Ms. Kress's class
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRf_Y5OppmM

2015 Classroom Champion Live Chat Pictures from Ms. Kress's class' second chat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHEehhy8Yig

2017 - Student Champion Chat Series - Meryl & Charlie Discuss Teamwork
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3_EZfsBIk8

2017 Chat on Teamwork
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3_EZfsBIk8
 

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The whole of this series is on youtube:

2013 - Qualified "16 Years in the Making" A program about Meryl and Charlie's journey to Sochi. Each episode is about 4 minutes long.

Qualified - Episode One
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkqMcm3HUmM

Qualified - Episode 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XtTg9qC7hA

Qualified - Episode 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUb-FEXxxWc

Qualified - Episode 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A33fm0ViIg

Qualified- Episode 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdcf7Xn9wK0
 
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Golden Skate Articles about Meryl and Charlie


Check out our interview from 2004!
July 2004 - Davis and White in Long Term Partnership
https://www.goldenskate.com/2004/07/davis-and-white-in-long-term-partnership/

It dates from when these videos were made:
OD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq0u3VZHLAo
FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo7Si57jsRQ


Feb 2013 - Virtue and Moir take narrow lead at 2013 4CCs
https://www.goldenskate.com/2013/02/2013-4cc-short-dance/
Feb 2013 - USA’s Davis and White edge out Canadians for gold at 4CCs
https://www.goldenskate.com/2013/02/2013-4cc-free-dance/

Jan. 2013 - Davis and White take strong lead at 2013 US Nationals
https://www.goldenskate.com/2013/01/davis-and-white-take-strong-lead-at-2013-us-nationals/
Jan. 2013 -Davis and White win fifth consecutive national title in Omaha
https://www.goldenskate.com/2013/01/davis-and-white-win-fifth-consecutive-national-title-in-omaha/

Dec. 2012 - Davis and White take the lead in Sochi
https://www.goldenskate.com/2012/12/davis-and-white-take-lead-in-sochi/
Dec. 2012 - Davis and White take fourth consecutive Grand Prix title in Sochi
https://www.goldenskate.com/2012/12/davis-and-white-take-fourth-consecutive-grand-prix-title/

Nov. 2012 - Davis and White dance to confident lead at NHK Trophy
https://www.goldenskate.com/2012/11/davis-and-white-dance-to-confident-lead-at-nhk-trophy/
Nov. 2012 -Davis and White dominate at 2012 NHK Trophy
https://www.goldenskate.com/2012/11/davis-and-white-dominate-at-nhk-trophy/

Oct. 2012 - Davis and White waltz to lead at Skate America
https://www.goldenskate.com/2012/10/davis-and-white-waltz-to-lead-at-skate-america/
Oct. 2012 - Davis and White win third consecutive Skate America title
https://www.goldenskate.com/2012/10/davis-and-white-take-2012-skate-america-title/

Apr. 2012 - Davis and White win short dance at World Team Trophy
https://www.goldenskate.com/2012/04/davis-and-white-win-short-dance-at-world-team-trophy/
Apr. 2012- Davis and White scores for Team USA at World Team Trophy
https://www.goldenskate.com/2012/04/davis-and-white-scores-for-team-usa-at-world-team-trophy/

Mar. 2012 -Virtue and Moir lead Ice Dance in Nice
https://www.goldenskate.com/2012/03/virtue-and-moir-lead-ice-dance-in-nice/
Mar. 2012 - Virtue and Moir recapture World title
https://www.goldenskate.com/2012/03/virtue-and-moir-recapture-world-title/

Feb. 2012 - Davis and White take the lead in Colorado Springs
https://www.goldenskate.com/2012/02/davis-and-white-take-the-lead-in-colorado-springs/
Feb. 2012 - Winning streak ends for Davis and White; Virtue and Moir take 4CCs title
https://www.goldenskate.com/2012/02...is-and-white-virtue-and-moir-take-4ccs-title/

Jan. 2012 - Davis and White lead in ice dance at U.S. Nationals
https://www.goldenskate.com/2012/01/davis-and-white-lead-ice-dance-at-u-s-nationals/
Jan. 2012 - Davis and White take fourth consecutive title at U.S. Nationals
https://www.goldenskate.com/2012/01/davis-and-white-take-fourth-consecutive-title-at-u-s-nationals/

Dec. 2012 - Davis and White dance to strong lead at Grand Prix Final
https://www.goldenskate.com/2011/12/davis-and-white-dance-to-strong-lead-at-grand-prix-final/
Dec. 2012 - Davis and White capture third consecutive Grand Prix dance title
https://www.goldenskate.com/2011/12...ure-third-consecutive-grand-prix-dance-title/

Nov. 2011 - Davis and White overcome a shaky start to lead at Rostelecom Cup
https://www.goldenskate.com/2011/11...come-a-shaky-start-to-lead-at-rostelecom-cup/
Nov. 2011 - Davis and White win second Grand Prix gold for season in Moscow
https://www.goldenskate.com/2011/11/cor-free-dance/

Oct. 2011 - Davis and White dance to easy lead at Skate America
https://www.goldenskate.com/2011/10/davis-and-white-dance-to-easy-lead-at-skate-america/
Oct. 2011 - Davis and White win second Skate America title
https://www.goldenskate.com/2011/10/davis-and-white-win-second-skate-america-title/

Apr. 2011 - Virtue and Moir lead ice dancing in Moscow (Worlds)
https://www.goldenskate.com/2011/04/virtue-and-moir-lead-ice-dancing/
Apr. 2011 - Davis and White Capture World Title
https://www.goldenskate.com/2011/04/davis-and-white-capture-world-title/

Feb. 2011 - Virtue and Moir grab lead in Taipei (4CC)
https://www.goldenskate.com/2011/02/virtue-and-moir-grab-lead-in-taipei/
Feb. 2011 - Davis and White win title; Virtue and Moir withdraw
https://www.goldenskate.com/2011/02/davis-and-white-win-title-virtue-and-moir-withdraw/

Jan. 2011 - Davis and White chase perfection at U.S. Nationals
https://www.goldenskate.com/2011/01/davis-and-white-chase-perfection/
Jan. 2011 - Davis and White win third U.S. National title
https://www.goldenskate.com/2011/01/davis-and-white-win-third-national-title/

Dec. 2010 - Davis and White lead ice dance in Beijing (GPF)
https://www.goldenskate.com/2010/12/davis-and-white-lead-ice-dance-in-beijing/
Dec. 2010 - Davis and White defend Grand Prix title
https://www.goldenskate.com/2010/12/davis-and-white-defend-grand-prix-title/

Nov. 2010 - Davis and White lead ice dance field (Skate America)
https://www.goldenskate.com/2010/11/davis-and-white-lead-ice-dance-field/
Nov. 2010 - Davis and White win gold
https://www.goldenskate.com/2010/11/davis-and-white-win-gold/

Mar. 2010 - Virtue and Moir lead after solid dance (Worlds CD)
https://www.goldenskate.com/2010/03/virtue-and-moir-lead-after-solid-dance/
Mar. 2010 - Virtue and Moir maintain lead in Turin (OD)
https://www.goldenskate.com/2010/03/virtue-and-moir-maintain-lead-in-turin/
Mar. 2010 - Olympic ice dance champs nab first World title (Davis and White earn first world medal, a silver)
https://www.goldenskate.com/2010/03/olympic-ice-dance-champs-nab-first-world-title/

Feb. 2010 - Domnina and Shabalin take the lead in Ice Dance (Olympic CD)
https://www.goldenskate.com/2010/02/domnina-and-shabalin-take-the-lead-in-ice-dance/
Feb. 2010 - Virtue and Moir lead after Original Dance
https://www.goldenskate.com/2010/02/virtue-and-moir-lead-after-original-dance/
Feb. 2010 - Virtue and Moir capture historic Olympic gold
https://www.goldenskate.com/2010/02/virtue-and-moir-capture-historic-olympic-gold/

Jan. 2010 - Davis and White on track to win second U.S. title (CD)
https://www.goldenskate.com/2010/01/davis-and-white-on-track-to-win-second-u-s-title/
Jan. 2010 - Davis and White waltz to the lead (OD)
https://www.goldenskate.com/2010/01/davis-and-white-waltz-to-the-lead/
Jan. 2010 - Davis and White win second title in convincing fashion (FD)
https://www.goldenskate.com/2010/01/davis-and-white-win-second-title-in-convincing-fashion/

Dec. 2009 - Davis and White Take Original Dance in Tokyo (GPF)
https://www.goldenskate.com/2009/12/davis-and-white-take-original-dance-in-tokyo/
Dec. 2009 - Davis and White capture Grand Prix Final Gold
https://www.goldenskate.com/2009/12/davis-and-white-capture-grand-prix-final-gold/

Mar. 2009 - Domnina and Maxim Shabalin grab lead in Los Angeles (Worlds CD)
https://www.goldenskate.com/2009/03/domnina-and-maxim-shabalin-grab-lead-in-los-angeles/
Mar. 2009 - Domnina and Shabalin maintain lead at 2009 Worlds
https://www.goldenskate.com/2009/03/domnina-and-shabalin-maintain-lead-at-2009-worlds/
Mar. 2009 - Domnina and Shabalin win gold at 2009 Worlds (Davis & White place third in the FD, fourth overall)
https://www.goldenskate.com/2009/03/domnina-and-shabalin-win-gold-at-2009-worlds/

Feb. 2009 - Virtue and Moir lead at 2009 Four Continents
https://www.goldenskate.com/2009/02/virtue-and-moir-lead-at-2009-four-continents/
Feb. 2009 - Virtue and Moir maintain lead at Four Continents
https://www.goldenskate.com/2009/02/virtue-and-moir-maintain-lead-at-four-continents/
Feb. 2009 - Davis and White edge out Virtue and Moir for 4CC Gold
https://www.goldenskate.com/2009/02/davis-and-white-edge-out-virtue-and-moir-for-4cc-gold/

Jan. 2009 - Davis and White lead at US Nationals (CD)
https://www.goldenskate.com/2009/01/davis-and-white-lead-at-us-nationals/
Jan. 2009 - Davis and White maintain lead at US Nationals (OD)
https://www.goldenskate.com/2009/01/davis-and-white-maintain-lead-at-us-nationals/
Jan. 2009 - Davis and White win gold at US Nationals
https://www.goldenskate.com/2009/01/davis-and-white-win-gold-at-us-nationals/

Dec. 2008 - GPF Preview - Davis and White qualify for their first GPF
https://www.goldenskate.com/2008/12/2008-09-grand-prix-final-of-figure-skating-preview/

Feb. 2008 - Virtue and Moir polka to the lead
https://www.goldenskate.com/2008/02/virtue-and-moir-polka-to-the-lead/
Virtue and Moir maintain lead at Four Continents
https://www.goldenskate.com/2008/02/virtue-and-moir-maintain-lead-at-four-continents-2/
Virtue and Moir win third consecutive 4CC title
https://www.goldenskate.com/2008/02/virtue-and-moir-win-third-consecutive-4cc-title/

Jan. 2008 - Belbin and Agosto lead dance at US Nationals
https://www.goldenskate.com/2008/01/belbin-and-agosto-lead-dance-at-us-nationals/
Jan. 2008 - Belbin and Agosto maintain easy lead at US Nationals
https://www.goldenskate.com/2008/01/belbin-and-agosto-maintain-easy-lead-at-us-nationals/
Jan. 2008 - Belbin and Agosto win fifth consecutive US title
https://www.goldenskate.com/2008/01/belbin-and-agosto-win-fifth-consecutive-us-title/

Mar. 2007 - Denkova and Staviski win second consecutive World title
https://www.goldenskate.com/2007/03/denkova-and-staviski-win-second-consecutive-world-title/

Feb. 2007 - Dubreuil and Lauzon take 4CC title
https://www.goldenskate.com/2007/02/dubreuil-and-lauzon-take-4cc-title/

Jan. 2007 - 2007 US Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Highlights
https://www.goldenskate.com/2007/01...e-skating-championships-ice-dance-highlights/

Dec. 2007 - 2006 NHK Trophy: Ice Dance Highlights
https://www.goldenskate.com/2006/12/2006-nhk-trophy-ice-dance-highlights/

Nov. 2006 Skate Canada: Ice Dance Highlights
https://www.goldenskate.com/2006/11/2006-skate-canada-ice-dance-highlights/

July 2004 - Davis and White in Long Term Partnership
https://www.goldenskate.com/2004/07/davis-and-white-in-long-term-partnership/

Aug. 2003 Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships: Highlights
https://www.goldenskate.com/2003/08/2003-lake-placid-ice-dance-championships-highlights/
 

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Meryl and Charlie were inducted into the US Skating Hall of Fame at the 2020 US National Championships!
 

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The program for the 2020 US Figure Skating Championships can be downloaded at USFSA Fan Zone here:
https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/sports/2018/9/6/event-programs.aspx

It contains the writeup for their admission to the Hall of Fame ceremony.

Their qualifications for Hall of Fame status:

They remain the only ice dance team in the world to win five consecutive Grand Prix Finals (2009–13), and their six consecutive U.S. titles (2009–14) are a record. Davis and White are also the first ice dance team to receive all Level 4s for each of their nine elements of the free dance, at 2006 NHK Trophy. But it was the 2014 Olympics that truly set the team apart. Coming in as the defending Olympic silver medalists, Davis and White wanted more. In the inaugural Olympic Team Event — with White elected team captain — they chose to skate both segments of the competition instead of resting to focus on their individual event. True to form, Davis and White posted record scores to lift Team USA to a bronze medal. Just days later in their individual event, Davis and White again shattered Olympic records, defeating training mates and defending Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada.


What they are doing now;

Longtime role models and supporters of underserved youth, Davis and White were among the first to volunteer for “Classroom Champions” and continue to support the Ronald McDonald House, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation, Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation, Figure Skating in Harlem, Figure Skating in Detroit and the Special Olympics. They also played a key role in U.S. Figure Skating’s “Your Voice” athlete safety campaign.
 
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