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Alex Youngblood: My First Worlds

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

My first World Championships wasn’t what I expected. Not in a bad way, but in a good way. There was a lot of people that I didn’t know. But let’s remind ourselves that this was when I was 10 years old. However, this meant that I got to meet a lot of new people.

The Worlds was held at an awesome site with awesome water and my best friend was there too. Which made it really fun. The biggest difference was the age divisions, which meant I had to compete with girls that were up to 17 year olds! I thought that this was really weird at the time, but as I got older I saw why. Also, when I was on the start dock, some of the girls were starting off like a 10 foot platform. My dad explained to me that it was for extra points. It was still pretty strange though.

Before I knew it, it was my turn to ski. My PB at the time in tricks was 700 pts. My goal by the end of the ski year was to get 900 pts. Slalom wasn’t that big for me at the time.

I started with a front flyer to 2. I nailed that! Once I had gotten up, I did all my tricks. At the end of the first pass, I asked what was the last trick in time. He said “your reverse one foot”. That was my last trick, I was so happy! I then did my second run and at the end, I butt slid to the shore. I got up and hugged my dad. He said I got every trick in time. My trick run come out to 910 points! My dad and I were extremely happy. So that was my first worlds, it went really well!

– Alex Youngblood