Aspen, CO – Go Time
The contest is on! I woke up this morning feeling a bit more nervous than usual, but sometimes that is a good thing, it keeps me on my toes! I kept practice in the morning fairly mellow as I always do right before the contest starts, I try and pick the one thing in my run that I may be the least comfortable with and focus on that for the training block.
Before I knew it, it was my turn to drop in for my contest run. By this point I was feeling way less nervous than I was earlier which was sick. I dropped into my first run and put it down exactly how I wanted to! It is such a good feeling putting down my run right off the bat cause all I have left to do is improve it on run number 2! My first run score was an 86.0, which I was really hyped on. They were only taking the top 4 scores to finals like normal and I thought that with an 86.0 I would be in for sure, but by the time my next run rolled around I was 3 spots out of finals. At this point I had nothing to lose, so I increased the difficulty on my second run as best I could and put down another run that I was very happy with. I scored an 88.0 on my second run but unfortunately the heat I was in was super stacked with lots of the top guys, I ended missing out on finals by 2 spots and ended up finishing 19th overall.
I was a little bummed out but I knew I gave it my best and I was proud of myself for that. Plus in 2 days we get another contest on the exact same course so we get another chance to do well!
Here is a shot of the last jump that Brody got of me today!
Wish me luck for the next contest!