LRHS junior aims for gymnastics glory

Olivia Ellis – Mustangs Ahead

LRHS junior Jordan Blank competes

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS junior Jaden Blank recently competed in the men’s level 10 gymnastics Florida state championship and came out successful in numerous events.

Jaden placed first in all around, vault, parallel bars, high bar, and floor. He also placed second on pommel and rings.

Jaden’s dad Rich Blank stated, “Jaden has accomplished a lot in his young career and plans on competing at the division one college level. His higher goals include making the men’s US national team.”

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Gymnastics has been part of Jaden’s life for the past 10 years and he plans on attending college for gymnastics.

Jaden said, “It was a great experience going to and doing well at states. It showed all the hard work I put in over the years to get where I am now.”

Blank plans to compete in upcoming regional and national competitions with the ultimate goal of qualifying for US men’s gymnastics championships, which will be held in August 2022 in Tampa.