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Going for gold

St. Helens' Thomas Jacquette has only been competing two years, but already holds multiple gold medals


PHOTO COURTESY OF MONICA JACQUETTE - McKenzie Cowan and Thomas Jacquette compete at the USA Roller Sports National Championship in Lincoln Nebraska in late July 2016. The pair took a seventh-place title for the routine.What started as a hobby sport for a St. Helens boy two years ago has quickly propelled him onto the national circuit as a competitive roller sports figure skater.

Two years ago, 12-year-old Thomas Jacquette of St. Helens asked his parents to take him rollerskating for the first time on his birthday. Thinking it would be a fun activity for the day, his parents Gerald and Monica didn’t know that their son had a natural talent for the sport.



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