Amanda Kloots, a GlenOak High graduate, finished fourth on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" finale

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  • Amanda Kloots
    American dancer and fitness instructor
  • Iman Shumpert
    Iman Shumpert
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  • Carrie Ann Inaba
    Carrie Ann Inaba
    Dancer
  • Alan Bersten
    Alan Bersten
  • Cheryl Burke
    Cheryl Burke
    Dancer
  • Bruno Tonioli
    Bruno Tonioli
    Italian choreographer
Amanda Kloots, a GlenOak High graduate, with her dance partner Alan Bersten faces the judges following their fusion dance routine on Nov. 23, 2021, on ABC'S "Dancing with the Stars."
Amanda Kloots, a GlenOak High graduate, with her dance partner Alan Bersten faces the judges following their fusion dance routine on Nov. 23, 2021, on ABC'S "Dancing with the Stars."

Former NBA player Iman Shumpert is taking home the Mirror Ball Trophy.

Shumpert and his dance partner Daniella Karagach were crowned the winners of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" for this season on Monday night.

He becomes the first ex-NBA player to win the competition.

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Shumpert, 31, won a NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. He last played professionally in 2020 with the Brooklyn Nets.

Iman Shumpert, former NBA player, performs the Cha Cha/Foxtrot fusion dance routine to "September" with partner Daniella Karagach on Nove. 22, 2021, finale on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
Iman Shumpert, former NBA player, performs the Cha Cha/Foxtrot fusion dance routine to "September" with partner Daniella Karagach on Nove. 22, 2021, finale on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

Singer and dancer JoJo Siwa was runner-up in the competition.

Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby finished third. Canton native Amanda Kloots, co-host of The Talk and a dancer, came in fourth place.

The finalists performed two dance routines in the finale.

First Routine: Fusion

The judging table included Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli. The fourth judge Derek Hough missed the final competition after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Hough was replaced by his sister and DWTS alum Julianne Hough.

Amanda Kloots, a Canton native, and her dance partner Alan Bersten embrace following their perfect score on Nov. 22, 2021, after their freestyle routine on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
Amanda Kloots, a Canton native, and her dance partner Alan Bersten embrace following their perfect score on Nov. 22, 2021, after their freestyle routine on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

Kloots, a GlenOak High graduate, and her partner Alan Bersten started the finale with a routine that combined a Viennese Waltz with a Paso Doble. They danced to "Never Tear Us Apart" by Bishop Briggs.

It was a routine that required a balance to succeed.

Hough said Kloots and Bersten found, "that balance perfectly."

"The chemistry was sizzling. The passion was scolding," Tonioli told the pair. "You have beauty, talent and range."

Inaba also praised the couple's performance but noted there were some stumbles.

The pair scored 38 points (out of 40).

The other finalists scored in this routine:

  • Siwa with Jenna Johnson (40)

  • Shumpert with Karagach (40)

  • Rigsby with Cheryl Burke (36)

Second Routine: Freestyle

Kloots and Bersten finished with a perfect score of 40 in the freestyle (and final) routine.

Prior to her final dance, she said: "It's been such an incredible journey and winning tonight would be a dream come true."

The pair danced to Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars" in a performance the judges called special.

"You are hope and resiliency personified," Inaba told Kloots. "I want to thank you for the journey you've taken on before Dancing with the Stars until this dance right now."

Amanda Kloots finishes her freestyle routine with partner Alan Bersten during Nov. 22, 2021, finale of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
Amanda Kloots finishes her freestyle routine with partner Alan Bersten during Nov. 22, 2021, finale of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

Tonioli added: "In the last 10 weeks, we've really seen a star reborn in front of our eyes."

Kloots and Bersten finished the two routines with a total of 78 points and in third place.

The other finalists also earned perfect scores from the judges in the final round. Siwa and Shumpert each scored 80 total points in the two rounds. Rigsby had 76.

The viewers decided the winner between Shumpert and Siwa.

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This article originally appeared on The Repository: Iman Shumpert wins DWTS competition, Amanda Kloots finishes fourth

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