Jessica Morlan won a total of three events at her most recent twirling competition.
Morlan, 15, placed in first in the Jr. U.S. Grand Twirling Champion, the U.S. All-Around Champion, and the Jr. Advance Miss U.S. U.S. Twirling Champion.
“It was exciting,” Morlan said. “I was just happy to be able to twirl.”
Her mother, Becky Morlan, was excited for her daughter.
“Super excited, of course,” she said. “This is a great time for her to get back into the competition.”
Morlan was supposed to travel to Holland in 2019 after she placed in the top three in her division but couldn’t due to COVID, according to her mother.
“It’s been hard for her to get back to that point, but she’s put in a lot of work in the gym,” she said.
Roughly 26 countries compete in Holland. According to Morlan, her daughter also won the Twirling Unlimited International Competition in Canton, Ohio, and the U.S. Twirling Open in Spartanburg, S.C.
“She won the titles of TU International Strut Champion and The 2021 Miss Teenage TU World Majorette,” her mother said.
Morlan is preparing for 2022, and the chance to compete internationally, according to her mother.
“She’ll be preparing for July 2022 to compete for the world championship,” Morlan said. “Jessica will spend this year competing at as many open contest as she is able and many hours in the gym in order to be the best representation for the United States she can at the World Federation of National Baton Twirling Association in the Netherlands which is scheduled to take place July 27-31, 2022.”
Morlan has been involved with twirling since she was 3 years old, and competing since she was four, according to her mother. Morlan has hopes of being a feature twirler for a university in the future.
Morlan said once she is done with high school she would like to attend one of three schools, the University of Georgia, the University of South Carolina, or the University of Hawai’i. Morlan said she enjoys going to the competitions, when talking about her daughter.
“She enjoys doing the competition and meeting new people,” her mother said. “Her goal is to be a better her and to keep improving her self.”