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Nathaneil Niles with his partner, Theresa Weld Blanchard.

1920 Teresa Weld Blanchard and Nathanial Niles00:25

1920 Teresa Weld Blanchard and Nathanial Niles

Skating with partner Theresa Weld Blanchard in 1920.

Nathaniel William Niles was an American figure skater who competed in mens skating, Pair skating, and ice dancing between 1914 and 1932. Niles won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in men's single skating 3 times, and 9 national Pair skating titles with his partner Theresa Weld Blanchard. Blanchard and Niles also won a further 5 national titles in Ice dancing.

Nathaniel W. Niles also excelled at tennis, and was inducted into the New England Tennis Hall of Fame in 2000. While a student at Harvard, he was an NCAA champion for the sport.

Niles died in 1932, at the age of 46. His last figure skating competition, with Blanchard, had been the pairs event at the 1932 earlier that same year.

Competitive highlightsEdit

Singles careerEdit

Event 1914 1918 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928
Olympic Games 6th 6th 15th
World Championships 10th
North American Championships 2nd
U.S. Championships 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st

Pairs careerEdit

(with Theresa Weld Blanchard)

Event 1914 1918 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1932
Olympic Games 4th 6th 9th
World Championships 7th 6th 8th
North American Championships 2nd 1st 2nd
U.S. Championships 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd

Ice DancingEdit

(with Theresa Weld Blanchard)

Event 1922 (waltz) 1922 (14 step) 1931 (original)
U.S. Championships 2nd 1st 1st


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