Bryce Wettstein - Team USA Skateboarding Olympic Women's Park Representative
Photo: Donald MiralleBirthday: 1/10/2004
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Bryce Wettstein describes herself as a skateboarder and high school student. She was also the 2019 USA Skateboarding Women's Park National Champion. That was the first year the Park National Championships were held, and Bryce has been a member of the National Team ever since.
Growing up in coastal Encinitas, California, Bryce naturally loves to surf, play volleyball, and write songs on her ukulele. Skateboarding has taken her all over the world, where she’s made many international friends. While they all compete against each other on tour, Bryce sees each event as more of a reunion than a competition. Still, she finished 2018 with 6th-place at the World Championships in China, and in 2019 she managed top-ten placings in just about every event she entered, including 1st at the aforementioned National Championships and the Exposure Park Open.
Bryce credits skateboarding for bringing out the best in herself. She’s also a great skater, as evidenced by her results, and with a backyard array of ramps and several world-class skateparks all around her, she’s sure to keep progressing. With so much traveling for skateboarding, it’s been tough for Bryce to keep up with school, but she still has ambitions to balance her skating career with her education.
For her, skateboarding is the art of expression, and Bryce says it inspires creativity in other parts of her life, like her song writing. When she’s home, she also enjoys volleyball and the team experience that brings, playing for her high school and a local club team. And with everything this busy teenager has going on, Bryce still finds time for the important things in life, namely spending time with her family and friends and maybe jamming a bit on the ukulele.