Encinitas skateboarder targets Paris Olympics

Encinitas skateboarder targets Paris Olympics

Bryce Wettstein, 20, was part of Team USA's inaugural Olympic skateboarding team 3 years ago in Tokyo

By Steven Luke • Published April 11, 2024 • Updated on April 11, 2024 at 9:34 pm

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Bryce Wettstein, 20, was part of Team USA’s inaugural Olympic skateboarding team 3 years ago in Tokyo, reports NBC 7’s Steven Luke.

San Diego's coastal north county is unofficially known as the skateboarding capital of the world, but Bryce Wettstein is one of the few originals looking to earn a trip to the 2024 Paris Olympics.

She was born and raised in Encinitas where she still lives with her parents and younger sister.

Wettstein was named to Team USA's inaugural skateboarding team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where she competed in the park style competition and finished in 6th place as the top placing American.

The 20-year-old junior college student now travels the world in international competitions while maintaining her studies at home.

The balancing act is something Wettstein embraces while also choosing to pursue her love of poetry and music.

Here are 5 things to know about Bryce Wettstein:

  • Wettstein learned to skate at 5 years old in her backyard when the family built the "Iguana Bowl" which is named after their former family pet which would often cruise around inside.
  • Wettstein graduated from San Dieguito Academy High School in Encinitas and now attends MiraCosta Community College
  • Wettstein recently recorded her first song which you can now find on many music platforms
  • The daughter of a real estate agent and commercial airline pilot, Wettstein's parents say skateboarding is "her thing", although they enjoy it as a fun pastime.
  • When she isn't skateboarding, Wettstein enjoys snowboarding, surfing, writing in her journal, and playing her ukulele
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