We Came. We Saw. We Conquered.
There will be greatness for years to come in competitive dance but nothing quite like " Benji and Torri ".
Undisputed. Undefeated. We showed growth every year. We worked harder every season in. We never took shots at any other dancers. It was always about us getting better, living up to our own expectations and shattering the limits imposed on us by others. I've never felt the need to boast what we are, or what we have achieved, but now that the curtain is down and Torri has announced she is taking a step away from the competitive floor indefinitely, I feel like I can say we will go down in history as the most consistent, dynamic, creative, technical, brave, explorative, inventive and versatile swing dance couple.
5 Times Undefeated World Swing Dance Champions together. 16-Time World Champions, collectively. The only couple to win 5 US Opens in a row in any NASDE routine division in swing dance history. Only competitive Swing Dance couple to have performed on Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance and America's Got Talent. Only Swing Dance Couple to headline a National Tour.
We've had injury after injury after injury. Broken ankles, broken noses, dislocated ribs and shoulders. Black eyes, bruises on top of bruises. Bad collisions, drops, face plants, ball kicks, elbows to boobs, toes stepped on, snot-sprayed, bloody noses, dislocated jaws wired shut, severed muscles, joints and cartilages.
I love you @torribabe wishing you the best in all your future endeavors. #WeLeftItAllOnTheFloor