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Encinitas local named to first USA Olympic skateboarding team

Encinitas local named to first USA Olympic skateboarding team

Bryce Wettstein’s happy place is expressing herself on a skateboard, wearing her signature bright pink Converse with the decorated soles, laced with multi-colored shoelaces. Whether riding in the “Iguana Bowl” pool in her backyard, “Poods,” or the bowl at the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, the 15-year old loves the endless explorations, variations and that crazy moment when she’s in the air and she’s not falling but also not rising.

Skateboarding is like art or music to Bryce Wettstein. Karen Billing

“You’re just doing you, what you want to do. Skating makes you who you are and brings out the best in you,” said Bryce, an Encinitas native. “You can just be...

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