Gunnar is a 13-time Icelandic Champion in Latin, Ballroom and 10 Dance. In his competitive career he has placed 5th on the Scandinavian Closed 10 Dance category and competed five times in Blackpool, England, World Youth Latin and Amateur 10 Dance Championships. He has trained with some of the best dancers in the world. One of the top teachers in the country, Gunnar is a coach for the UMASS Ballroom Dance team and coaches many of the couples for the UCONN team. In addition many pro couples in the area travel to him for his instruction, including Jared Vigneault and Sara Zirolla.
Gunnar and his wife Daryll began their professional competitive career in the American Rhythm division in 2003. In September of 2005, they came in 1st in the country Pro Rising Star American Rhythm. In September of 2006, they came in 1st in the country Pro Rising Star American Smooth, becoming the only couple in the United States ever to champion Both US Rising Star Titles. In September 2007, they won the USA National 9-Dance Championship.