Olympian Chris Mazdzer handled the pressure as well as anyone could have asked him too, as he and dance partner Witney Carson danced their salsa last night. Mazdzer’s performance didn’t put him at the top of the judges’ leaderboard. Instead he received straight 7s from for a total of 21 out of 30. That placed him 5th out of 10 dancers, enough to bring hom back for another night on the dance floor.
Dancing with the Stars: Athletes! starts tonight as 10 athletes will make their ballroom debut in a mini, four-week series.
Unlike the regular Dancing with the Stars show, two couples will be voted off on the very first show.
Medal-winning luger Chris Mazdzer will dance with his partner Witney Carson.
Mazdzer’s grandmother is Mary Lawthers of Geneva. Lawthers is a Geneva Rotarian, and her fellow Rotary Club members plan to gather at Eddie O’Brien’s tonight to watch the show.