Our athletes traveled to the Junior World Championships in Oberwiesenthal, Germany with many goals, each different. Some were results based while others were experience based. Some goals were accomplished, or even exceeded by a large margin. Others were not.
This post is meant to celebrate every goal, big or small, accomplished or not. We are proud of our these young athletes for setting big goals and having the courage and confidence to hit or miss.
Decker Dean: “My goal is to have strong jumps I can be satisfied with. If that happens, I’ll end up in a great spot on the results sheet.”
Anna Hoffmann: “My goal is to keep a positive attitude and compete to the level that I train.”
Aidan Ripp: “My goal is to finish in the top 30.”
Paige Jones: “My goal is to ‘keep it simple, stupid!’ and have a competition jump that reflects my training jumps.”
Andrew Urlaub: “My goal is to jump into the top 15 and qualify for the final round in all events.”
Tess Arnone: “My goal is to be in the top 20, but ultimately I just want to do my best!”
Erik Belshaw: “My goal is to just gain experience and jump into the top 50.”
Annika Belshaw: “My goal is to execute my good training jumps in the competition.”
Niklas Malacinski: “My goal is to finish in the top 30.”
Evan Nichols: “My goal is to place top 35 and more importantly have a ton of fun.”
Cara Larson: “Have fun, of course!”
Henry Johnstone: “My goal is to finish top ten in the team event.”
Shane Kocher: “My goal is to get great coaching and to improve my jumping.”