New National Latin, Standard & Smooth Champs

So, the results of the USDC are as I expected: Riccardo Cocchi and Yulia Zagoruychenko new Latin champions, Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova new Ballroom. Jonathan Roberts and Valentina Kostenko beat J.T. Thomas and Tomas Mielnicki in Smooth, so we have new winners there as well. And Jose DeCamps and Joanna Zacharewicz remained Rhythm champs.

It looks like Andrei Gavriline and Elena Kruschkova (prior Latin champions) didn’t compete this year; I didn’t see their names in results. Nor did Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine and Julia Gorchakova in Rhythm. In the Open to the World category, it looks like the only major non-US dancer to compete was Dmitri Timokhin from Russia (who used to dance with Karina Smirnoff before she became a Dancer W/ Stars) and his new partner Natalie Petrova. So, no Slavik (and whoever he’s dancing with these days), no Sergey and Melia.

It looks like Pavlo Barsuk and Anna Trebunskaya placed in third Latin, and my favorite Vaidotas Skimelis and Jurga Pupelyte in fourth. Yes!

Here is DanceBeat’s full coverage of the championship. And here are the full event results lists.


  1. Thanks Tonya! the Jon and Anna lovers will love the news 😉

  2. emmanuel and julia have split.

  3. Thanks for the info, Mig. Yeah, I figured they were going to break up…

    Katrina, if you don’t already, you should also read DanceBeat (that I linked to) — they’re pretty good about keeping readers up to date with everything. They can sometimes be kind of gossipy, but they usually have decent analyses of big competitions.

  4. I saw Ricard and Yulia earlier this year, and they were fantastic! If I had known that Dmitri Timokhin and his new partner would be there, I could’ve flown to Orland to see them….

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