The spring 2018 Dancing with the Stars cast is made up of all-star athletes who will be paired with professional dance partners. The season premiered on Monday, April 30, 2018. Learn more about the cast below!
1. Adam Rippon
Adam Rippon skated into the hearts of people around the world during the PyeongChang Olympics. He took home the bronze medal and has earned nine medals on the international level over the past four years. He is partnering with Jenna Johnson on Dancing with the Stars.
2. Arike Ogunbowale
Arike Ogunbowale is a junior women’s basketball player at Notre Dame. The team won 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament and Arike was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Arike is partnering with dancer Gleb Savchenko on DWTS.
3. Chris Mazdzer
Chris made history at the PyeongChang Olympics when he earned the first-ever medal in the Men’s Single Luge event for the United States. Aside from luge, he has a degree in Business Administration/Finance and hopes to be a financial consultant someday.
4. Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson is one of the top female snowboarders in the world, having a won a record number of 15 X Games medals since she was 15 years old. She won gold medals in slopestyle at both the Sochi and PyeongChang Olympics.
5. Jennie Finch Daigle
Jennie Finch Daigle is a softball star who began pitching at the age of 8. Her ASA team won gold in 2004 in Athens. She has since created a signature line with Mizuno, where she pioneered the use of pink in women’s softball equipment. Pink and black has become her signature since.
6. Johnny Damon
Johnny Damon played Major League Baseball for 18 seasons and became one of the most respected players of the game. He won the World Series twice in his career: once with the Red Sox and once with the Yankees. The only other player to have this achievement is Babe Ruth.
7. Josh Norman
Josh Norman is the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL. Even in his seventh season in the NFL, he remains one of the top players in this position. Despite this, he remains humble and gives back to education enrichment in his South Carolina hometown through his foundation, Starz24.
8. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the all-time highest scorer in the NBA. He has won the NBA championships six times and is the only player to be the league’s six-time MVP. President Obama even awarded him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
9. Mirai Nagasu
Mirai Nagasu was one of the youngest people to win a national title for figure skating in 2008. She made history by being the American woman to land a triple axel when she represented the United States at the PyeongChang Olympics.
10. Tonya Harding
Tonya Harding is the most controversial competitors on DWTS this season. She is most recently popular for the movie, I Tonya, that tells her life story. After winning her first competition at age five, she kept skating and made history by becoming the first American woman to attempt and land the Triple Axel.
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