U.S. Team Snowboarder Louie Vito Safe on Dancing with the Stars

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 23, 2009 9:13 pm

It’s official: U.S. Team Snowboarder Louie Vito made it through the first round of Dancing with the Stars! Vito and his partner Cheslie Hightower danced the Foxtrot and Salsa, and though Vito’s only prior spins had been in the half-pipe, he managed to put in an elite-level performance. (Fellow Olympic athlete (um, gold medalist) Natalie Coughlin also kicked serious booty.)

Singer Macy Gray and actor Ashley Hamilton were the first stars to get the boot after the first round of eliminations. Vito and Hightower scored a combined 27, which set them comfortably in the middle of the pack.

Tune in to more of Vito’s moves next Monday on DWTS, and don’t forget to vote for him! Vito also posts his thoughts on his people.com blog as well as his Facebook fan page, so check in with him and cheer him on. 


photo: ABC