Davis & White win Skate America dance title

Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S. won their third straight Skate America dance title Sunday, while the Canadian team of Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje finished third.

Canadians Weaver & Poje finish 3rd

Meryl Davis, left, and Charlie White perform in Sunday's free dance. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the U.S. won their third straight Skate America dance title Sunday.

The four-time reigning national champions captured the silver medal at this year's world championship. They have won 10 straight Grand Prix events, including the last four Grand Prix finals.

Skating to music from "Notre Dame de Paris," Davis and White totalled 176.28 points over two days of competition, including 104.89 in Sunday's free dance.

They were more than 16 points ahead of Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev of Russia, who had 159.95 for second.

Canadian couple Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje were third at 157.32. Bobrova and Soloviev were third heading into the free dance, but outscored Weaver and Poje by 6.51 points to move up one spot.

Weaver and Poje, both from Waterloo, Ont., were second after Saturday's short program and scored 157.32 for their fifth career medal on the circuit.

"It wasn't the greatest performance for us," said Poje. "Still, we didn't achieve some of our levels and having all that add up to losing a position, it's something we are not accustomed too and we don't like the feeling."

The Canadians delivered a passionate program to a piece called "Humanity in Motion" by American composer Nathan Lanier.

"We wanted to go with something a little more modern this season," said Weaver. "We have a really great vehicle in our free dance this year. We are showing a different side of ourselves.

"Today we showed we are emotionally invested in the program. It really moved well across the ice and we carried a lot of speed. Right now it's just the little technical things that add up and that's we need to clean up for our next event."

Wagner wins women's title

Ashley Wagner won the women's title on Sunday, teaming with Christina Gao for a 1-2 U.S. finish.

Competing in her first Skate America, Wagner, adding a well-executed long program to the short program that she won Saturday, scored 188.37 points. That included 127.76 in the long program, which she performed to music from Samson and Delilah. She had 60.61 points in the short program.

The 21-year-old Wagner finished fourth at the world championships in March in France.

Gao moved up to second place with a strong free skate. She wound up with 174.25 points, getting 117.62 on Sunday. Russia's Adelina Sotnikova of Russia was third with 168.96. Sotnikova was second after the short program, but fell during the free skate.

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