Royal Oak, Michigan

Meryl Davis & Charlie White

Royal Oak, Michigan
U.S. Figure Skating

Meryl Davis and Charlie White were born in Royal Oak, Michigan and both attended the University of Michigan. Davis and White began skating at the age of five and were first partnered together in 1997, making them the longest-lasting ice dancing team in the United States upon their retirement in 2017. They ascended through the intermediate and junior levels of American figure skating, eventually winning the junior national title in pair skating at the 2006 U.S. Championships.

Their partnership produced a staggering medal count, including five consecutive golds at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating final between 2009 and 2014, three golds at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships (2009, 2011, 2013), and two World Figure Skating Championships (2011, 2013).

Davis and White were ranked first in the world in ice dancing by the International Skating Union between 2009 and 2014. In 2014, Davis and White reached what was arguably the pinnacle of their professional careers when they became the very first American duo to win Olympic Gold in ice dancing at the Sochi Olympic Games. They also won silver in the same event at Vancouver in 2010, and took home bronze in the figure skating team event at Sochi.