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Louie Vito
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Celebrity Profile
Birth Date March 20, 1988 (1988-03-20) (age 29)
Hometown Columbus, Ohio
Known For Professional snowboarder

Dancing with the Stars 9

Partner(s) Chelsie Hightower
Placement 8th
Highest Score 22 (Argentine tango)
Lowest Score 16 (Two-Step)
Average Score 19.5

Louis "Louie" Vito is a celebrity from season 9 of Dancing with the Stars.

Early lifeEdit

Louis Vito was born in Columbus, Ohio, but grew up in the nearby city of Bellefontaine. In his teenage years, he moved to Vermont to pursue his love of snowboarding by enrolling in the Stratton Mountain School – a ski and snowboarding academy. There, he spent his high school years snowboarding in the morning and studying in the afternoons, and traveling to competitions when time permitted. After graduating high school, he moved to Sandy, Utah.

CareerEdit

Louie Vito has won four of the past five U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix Overall Championships, six X Games medals, two Winter Dew Tour Cup Overall Championships, among many other accolades.

He rose to prominence on the professional snowboarding scene at age 17 by completing a backside 1080 at the Australian Open Snowboarding Championships – making him the first rider to successfully pull off the complex move in an Australian competition. This helped propel Vito to the top of the podium, capturing his first of two consecutive championships there.

Vito is currently the reigning Winter Dew Tour Overall Champion and U.S. Grand Prix Overall Champion.

Vito also competed on the show "Dancing With the Stars." Partnered with professional dancer Chelsie Hightower, he rehearsed for the show at the same time that he was training for the Olympics. Three months later, he represented the United States at the 21st Olympic Games in Vancouver.

CharityEdit

Deeply committed to philanthropic causes, each year Vito holds the “Louie Vito Rail Jam” in his hometown at Mad River Mountain. The event is held to mentor young riders who are given the opportunity to compete without an entry fee and get outfitted in Vito’s premium gear. The Rail Jam supports local charity, St. Vincent De Paul, through money raised from auction items and food donated for the food bank by everyone who attends.

Vito currently resides in Sandy, Utah with his dog Gucci.

Dancing with the Stars 9Edit

ScoresEdit

Week # Dance/Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "It's My Life"

Salsa Relay / "Get Busy"—Sean Paul

6

Awarded

7
8
6

points

Safe
2 Jive / "Crash" 6 7* 6 Safe
3 Rumba / "Total Eclipse of the Heart" 8 5 7 Safe
4 Two Step / "Sweet Home Alabama 5 5 6 Safe
5 Argentine Tango / "Sin Rumbo"

Group Hustle / "The Hustle"

7

No

8

scores

7

given

Safe
6 Jitterbug / "Baby Likes To Rock It"

Mambo Marathon / "Ran Kan Kan"

7

Awarded

7

3

7

points

Eliminated
* Due to Len Goodman's absence in week 2 the 7 was awarded by stand-in guest judge Baz Luhrmann.

GalleryEdit

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