Lindsay Arnold, Alek Skarlatos: From the President to the Ballroom

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Lindsay Arnold and Alek Skarlatos arrived for Dancing With the Stars rehearsal on Friday right after touching down at LAX from their trip to Washington, D.C. While there, Alek, along with US Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, met with President Obama, where they received medals of honor for their takedown of a gunman on a train bound for Paris just last month.

It was an early flight for Lindsay Arnold and Alek Skarlatos took from D.C. back to L.A. The time change didn't help.

Everyone at DWTS, including Lindsay Arnold, is extremely proud that Alek Skarlatos is part of this season's competition. Alek and Lindsay have been dubbed Team Takedown.

On Monday night, Team Takedown impressed the judges, the audience, and viewers, too. They walked away with a score of 23.

Lindsay Arnold shared how proud she is of Alek Skarlartos via Instagram.

"So incredibly proud of this guy right here, he gives me 100% every day and I couldn't be more grateful! Every please vote for us we do not want to go home!!!:) @dancingabc #DWTS," she captioned her photo.

Are you a fan of Team Takedown? Do you think Lindsay Arnold and Alek Skarlatos have what it takes to win this season's mirror ball trophy on Dancing With the Stars?

The two certainly did an admirable job, given the time they had between Alek meeting the president, and their return to the ballroom.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.