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2012 World Salsa Challenge Results

Posted November 19, 2012 by

The 2nd annual World Salsa Challenge was held at the last evening of the SF Salsa Congress last night. The competition brought together some of the top salsa dancers from the Bay Area and beyond for an intense night of competitions.

Here are the results:

Amateur Couples:

1) Gabriel Alatorre & Maria Latushko
2) Juan Sebastian Barbosa & Ana Maria Chavez
3) Johnathan Apagueno & MJ Huang

Amateur Teams:
1) Couture Dance Alliance
2) Con Afinque
3) Spartan Mambo

1) Luis Aguilar & Erika Gismegian
2) Grizzly Hidriago & Tanya
3) Derek Marrero & Tianne Frias

Pro Rising Stars (Semi-Pro):
1) Achuith Bhandarkar & Mayuko Ueda Beno
2) Derek Marrero & Keesha Roberts
3) Max Shpungin & Helen Vazquez

Professional Couples:
1) Uriel Garcia & Vera Rowe
2) Alex Salsita & Ivonne Pulido
3) Diana Sanchez & Carlos Gomez

Professional Teams:
1) Grizzly Dance Company
2) Esfera Latina
3) Montuno Dance Company

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Nov 24, 2012 at 7:11 pm

3rd place pro was Diana Sanchez and Carlos Gomez, I believe.

Nov 24, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Mayuko Ueda Beno is the right spelling.

Nov 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Thanks for the corrections, Achuith!

Nov 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm

What about the ameature couples??

Nov 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Dude, that’s the first item in the list.


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