Kristi Leskinen Teams With Maksim From “Dancing With The Stars” |

Kristi Leskinen Teams With Maksim From “Dancing With The Stars”

X-Gamer From 7 Springs Among ABC’s New ‘Superstars’

A Fayette County native who won a bronze medal in the Winter X Games was one of the contestants on ABC’s new show, “The Superstars,” which debuted from the Bahamas Tuesday night.

Professional skier Kristi Leskinen — a 1999 Laurel Highlands High School graduate — is teaming with ballroom dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy from “Dancing With The Stars.”Together, they competed in various sporting events and head-to-head challenges against teams that include Buffalo Bills wide receiver Terrell Owens, former French Open tennis champion Jennifer Capriati, former World Cup soccer champion Brandi Chastain, actress Ali Landry and models Julio Iglesias Jr. and Joanna Krupa.
Links N’@: Watch Becky Emmers’ Report On ABC’s “Superstars”The six-episode series airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on WTAE Channel 4. One team will be eliminated each week until the champions are crowned.Leskinen medaled in the women’s superpipe event in the 2005 Winter X Games. Her home course is Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion, Somerset County.

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Posted on: June 24, 2009