NEPA native Rippon wins ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Times Leader staff
Adam Rippon of the United States reacts after his performance in the men’s single skating free skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea in February. On Monday, Rippon and partner Jenna Johnson won “Dancing with the Stars.” - Associated Press file photo

He’s hot on the ice, hot on the dance floor.

Adam Rippon, the Lackawanna County native who made headlines for his figure skating prowess in the 2018 Winter Olympics, has another title to add to his collection of victories: “Dancing with the Stars” champion.

Rippon, 28, together with dancing partner Jenna Johnson, won season 26 of the ABC-TV competition. This four-week season was an all-athletes edition.

Johnson, 24, is a professional dancer.

In a tweet prior to the final performance, Rippon said he was “so grateful for this whole experience.”

Adam Rippon of the United States reacts after his performance in the men’s single skating free skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea in February. On Monday, Rippon and partner Jenna Johnson won “Dancing with the Stars.”
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_Rippon-Team.jpgAdam Rippon of the United States reacts after his performance in the men’s single skating free skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea in February. On Monday, Rippon and partner Jenna Johnson won “Dancing with the Stars.” Associated Press file photo

Times Leader staff