Local gymnast Tessa Blanchardwill head to the Women’s Junior Olympic National Championship in Cincinnati this month to compete alongside 400 other qualifying gymnasts from California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah.
Tessa qualified with a first place on vault and third place in the all-around competition at the Level 10, Region 1 gymnastics competition held in Reno, Nev., on April 13-15.
Tessa, a junior at Laguna Beach High School, works out at Wildfire Gymnastics in Lake Forest, coached by Rick Watson, Whitney Dames, Tom Wakeling, Stephanie Calvert and Hayley Watson.Firebrand Media LLC wants comments that advance the discussion, and we need your help to accomplish this mission. Debate and disagreement are welcomed on our platforms but do it with respect. We won't censor comments we disagree with. Viewpoints from across the political spectrum are welcome here. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, our community is not obliged to host all comments shared on its website or social media pages, including:
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