Charles Butler (figure skater)

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Charles Butler
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born April 4, 1979 (1979-04-04) (age 38)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Former partner Jessica Joseph

Charles Butler (born April 4, 1979 in Salt Lake City, Utah)[1] is an American physician, entrepreneur, and former figure skater. With Jessica Joseph, he is the 1998 World Junior champion[2] and 1998 U.S. silver medalist. They also were the youngest couple to compete in the 1998 Winter Olympic Games.

Butler attended New York University Medical School, completed his residency as a Doctor of Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. As an entrepreneur, he started several successful companies including "Charles Collection LLC",[3] a jewelry company that makes high end jewelry and diamonds, and an ice skate blade company "Ultimate Skate LLC".[4] He successfully founded and funded "VideoMedicine, Inc.",[5] a telemedicine software company that is the world's first free-market health system.

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Joseph)

Event 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98
Olympics 21st
Worlds 25th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 10th 6th 1st
JS Final WD
JS Hungary 1st
JS Ukraine 1st
U.S. Champ. 1st N. 3rd 1st J. 1st J. 2nd
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior
JS = Junior Series; WD = Withdrew


  1. ^ "Charles Butler". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: ISU Results: Dance" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-04.  (11.0 KB)
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  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-02. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
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  6. ^ "Jessica JOSEPH / Brandon FORSYTH: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 25, 2003.