Vito, who had never danced, said that his snowboarding experience helped him in the ballroom.
"The flips definitely helped … other than that I was lost out there half the time," he said. "It was a whole new world for sure."
Swimmer Natalie Coughlin and professional dance partner Alec Mazo were eliminated in week five after judges and viewers gave them a mediocre grade for their Pasodoble.
"I'm sad it's over," Coughlin told "Good Morning America." "I definitely wasn't a dancer coming into this. I enjoyed it so much. It's been a wonderful experience."
Coughlin's loss came during in an emotional episode of "DWTS," as the show's 16 professional dancers gathered for a group dance as a tribute to the late Michael Jackson, several of whom's family members were in attendance.
Chuck Liddell, Kathy Ireland, Debi Mazer, Macy Grey and Ashley Hamilton were the first stars voted off the show, and former house majority leader Tom DeLay bowed out after suffering an injury.
The ninth season of "Dancing With the Stars" kicked off in September with a live three-night event.
The first results show of the season featured a tribute to actor Patrick Swayze, who died Sept. 14 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Professional dancers performed to "Unchained Melody" from Swayze's film "Ghost," and "She's Like the Wind" and "The Time of My Life" from "Dirty Dancing."
This season boasted the largest cast ever, with 16 celebrities vying for the Mirrorball Trophy.
ABC News' Katie Bosland contributed to this story.
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