(Santa Rosa Beach, FL) – YOLO Board is thrilled to announce that team rider Ingo Rademacher will be the first celebrity standup paddler to join ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (DWTS). The announcement was made Feb. 26 on Good Morning America. Ingo is famous for playing the role of Jasper “Jax” Jacks on General Hospital since 1996. The season premiere of DWTS airs Monday, March 18th at 8|7c.
YOLO Board recently caught up with Ingo to get the firsthand scoop on his new adventure…
YOLO: We're so stoked for you, Ingo! How do you feel about doing DWTS?
Ingo: Super nervous! I have 2 left feet, slight dyslexia and a little ADD… I’m a man! A great combination to learn dance steps.
YOLO: Who is your dance partner?
Ingo: Kym Johnson. She has won DWTS twice already! We've had a couple of rehearsals and I couldn’t have asked for a better partner. It’s working well so far but that doesn’t mean I can dance yet.
YOLO: Do you think standup paddling has helped prepare you for DWTS?
Ingo: Yes! Especially all the SUP surfing I’ve been doing lately in Hawaii on my 9’2 YOLO surf model, which involves a lot of squatting, balancing and lunging. But dancing is so different... everything hurts at the moment. When it's all said and done, I think my legs will be in good shape for the 32-mile Molokai race in July.
YOLO: Are you planning to race much this year?
Ingo: Definitely! After DWTS, I will head back to Hawaii and train hard for Molokai. I'm hoping to also run another Camp YOLO Board Hawaii this July, so stay tuned for that. I’m also planning on doing a few longer races after Molokai, in Kauai and Maui. After that, most likely Lake Tahoe and Hood River. All depends on a lot of things, but that's my plan so far.
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