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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Viva Italia - the IWSF World Titles in Milano

Italy was one of the best weeks of my life and spending it with my Dad made it so much more worth it. I got to hang with the other Australian team members, mates I haven’t seen in so long, and being able to see how there riding is coming along is phenomenal. I won everything leading into the final.

I was second last off the dock in the final and couldn’t believe how much everyone before me just killed it! It was awesome; I was next and was feeling really nervous being in front of so many people from all over the world. I didn’t have the best ride but it doesn’t matter to me I’m in the finals representing Australia in Italy!

I managed to take out a solid 4th place in the 6 man final. I am so stoked with how the contest worked out. I learned many lessons in Italy which will make me a stronger, smarter and better rider. Dad always tells me that people make mistakes, but the biggest mistake is not learning from them.
Now that I’m settled back into Orlando Florida which I now call my new home, I am super focused to finish my season on a high note. I have decided to not compete in the US Nationals in Minneapolis. I came here for the Pro Tour and the Worlds and I need to work to get my best results again. I can’t wait for the WWA World Titles and the last stop of the Pro Tour in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Monday, July 11, 2011

It's a long way from Seattle to Milan

I’m sitting on a plane on my way to Milan and I can’t get the butterflies out of my stomach. I am that excited to get there and see my Dad for the first time in 3 months! He is on his way all the way from Australia and I have been counting down the days until I get to see him.

The Pro Tour Stop in Monroe was a really fun event but was even colder then Colorado and that was the almost the coldest weather I have ever been in and I’m originally from Melbourne. Whilst in town I got a tour of the O’Brien factory in Redmond. That was pretty cool I guess.
Once again I didn’t quite make the finals in this contest but I’m still along for the ride, it must be that cold water that doen’t bring out my best! I’m about to touch down in Italy for the first time and I’m so stoked to see what the competition is like out here. Around 36 countries are sending their National Champions to compete in this event and to try and take the top spot. I’m feeling pretty good, but having missed the last 2 finals on the Pro Tour I’m nervous about how the contest will pan out.