The Official “Dancing With The Stars: Athletes” Cast List is Here and We Can’t Wait to Watch


After “Dancing With the Stars” announced they would have an all-athletes cast for a shortened season, there was a lot of speculation about who may or may not be making their way to the dance floor. Thanks to Good Morning America, the wait is finally over and the cast list is here– and it’s a season you won’t want to miss. 

 From Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to several Olympic medalists (yes, Adam Rippon included!), the cast is made up of some of the most well-known athletes in the nation, and we can’t wait to see them hit the floor. There will be 10 teams to start as they go against each other for the beloved mirrorball trophy and, with a shortened four-week cycle, it’s going to be intense. 

Johnny Damon with Emma Slater

Former pro baseball player Johnny Damon, who played in the major leagues from 1995-2012, will be paired with pro dancer Emma Slater.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with Lindsay Arnold

70-year-old NBA superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will be paired with Lindsay Arnold, who won last season.

Jamie Anderson with Artem Chigvintsev

27-year-old Olympic gold medal snowboarder Jamie Anderson is teaming up Artem Chigvintsev, and we can’t wait to see how she does!

Jennie Finch Daigle with Keo Motsepe

37-year-old Jennie Finch Daigle, former Team USA softball player, will be paired with Keo Motsepe.

Arike Ogunbowale with Gleb Savchenko

Notre Dame basketball legend Arike Ogunbowale, 21, is teaming up with Gleb Savchenko.

Josh Norman with Sharna Burgess

30-year-old NFL cornerback Josh Norman will be taking lessons from Sharna Burgess.

Chris Mazdzer with Witney Carson

Chris Mazder of Team USA’s luge team (who also won a silver medal at the Olympics this year!) will be dancing with Whitney Carson.

Adam Rippon with Jenna Johnson

It was highly speculated that 28-year-old Adam Rippon was going to join the cast! He’ll be dancing with Jenna Johnson.

Tonya Harding with Sasha Farber

Another highly-speculated contestant, the one and only Tonya Harding is pairing up with Sasha Farber.

Mirai Nagasu with Alan Bersten

Last but certainly not least, 24-year-old Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu will be teaming up with Alan Bersten.