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Graduate of Worcester Academy ... Trained at Sterling Academy of Gymnastics ... Qualified for Nationals four times ... Member of the Illinois club gymnastics team before joining the varsity team in 2012-13.
Born Douglas Charles Blanton on Sept. 25, 1991 ... Son of Russell and Susan Blanton ... Has four siblings, Kate, Tucker, Ben and Jeff ... Majoring in biological engineering ... Biggest thrill in sports is learning a new skill ... Favorite athlete is Paul Pierce ... Lists his parents as the people who most influenced his athletic career.