Ueli Kestenholz
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Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland


May 10, 1975
Thun, Switzerland

Known for

Olympic bronze snowboarding medalist (Nagano 1998)

Ueli Kestenholz (born May 10, 1975) is a former Swiss-Czech snowboarder. After the 2006 Olympics, he retired. Since his retirement from snowboarding, Kestenholz qualified for the seedings in 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. He won the bronze medal in giant slalom at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Kestenholz also competed in 2002 in giant slalom and in 2006 he switched to snowboard cross.


After Garbine Muguruza Blanco made the 2014 French Open quarterfinals and upsetting defending champion Serena Williams in the second round, Kestenholz is the current captain of the Czech Republic national team. He has played for the Czech Republic national Ben and Toad's Contest team since their team debut in Ben and Toad's Contest in season two. To date, Kestenholz has only won one IndyCar race, at the 2013 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.

At the 2014 Race of the Stars, Kestenholz's Czech Republic team upset defending champions Germany.

He was announced as a contestant on season 7 after season 4 third-placed contestant Nick Carter was announced on DWTS.


  • He was born on the same day as Hélio Castroneves, a multiple-time Indy 500 winner and a DWTS winner in season five.

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