Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett finished with 190.30 points, almost 17 points in front of their training mates, Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig. Both pairs were later selected for the Olympic team.

SPOKANE — Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett weren’t even skating together two years ago. Now they’re U.S. champions.

And on their way to the Vancouver Olympics.

Denney and Barrett skated a high-energy, action-packed program to “Scheherazade” on Saturday that was not only worthy of the title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but also ought to make the rest of the world take note.

Denney and Barrett finished with 190.30 points, almost 17 points in front of their training mates, Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig. Both pairs were later selected for the Olympic team.

“Our free skate today was one of the best programs we’ve ever done,” Denney said. “It was just so much fun, and I will remember that forever.”

Former U.S. champions and 2006 Olympians Rena Inoue and John Baldwin were third after landing their signature throw triple axel.