Local Teen Heads to World Championship

6 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, November 01 2011 Nov 1, 2011 Tuesday, November 01, 2011 6:54:00 PM CDT November 01, 2011 in News
By: Alyssa Caruso

COLUMBIA - Columbia's Emma Trent will be rollerskating in Brazil for the United States this November.  Sixteen year-old Trent is one of two in the U.S. to make Team USA's World Junior Olympic team.

Tuesday night, Trent's teammates, coaches, and family gathered at Empire Roller Rink to fundraise for her trip and celebrate her accomplishments.  She heads to Brazil November 11 and stays through the 21st.

Trent will be participating in the "figures" division of the Junior Olympic Worlds artistic roller skating.  She has been artistic roller skating since she could walk, and has been on the team Empire for 6 years now, winning every level possible.  While her goal was just to make it to finals, she is will now be competing against 24 countries from around the world.

 

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