Hessinger, Lee prove toast of adult dance field
Goodnetter, Wilson capture silver; Gravenstein, David secure bronze; Engeler, Engle get pewter
|Trisha Hessinger and Chuen-Gun Lee distanced themselves from the group in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Jay Adeff)|
Mixing speed and intricate steps, Hessinger and Lee amassed 73.74 total points. They were by far the fastest team in the competition, mixing athletic moves with technical skill. Despite a fall triggered by Lee during a lift, the judges rewarded the team for its many risks and ability.
Earning the silver medal was the team of Michelle Goodnetter (Skokie Valley SC) and Christian Wilson (Skokie Valley SC), who scored 60.45 overall after their Latin-influenced free dance.
The bronze medal went to Katharina Gravenstein (Georgia FSC) and Anthony David (Georgia FSC), who scored 49.73 points.
Amy Engeler (SC of New York) and Robert Engle (SC of New York) earned the pewter with 41.39 points.