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Heading into the 2017 X Games in Aspen, Park City native McRae Williams knew what was at stake. Fastpitch softball He was fresh off his first career World Cup win, but with the mecca of winter sports competitions in the X Games on the horizon, he knew there was no time to rest.

Instead, Williams carried the momentum he gained in France two weekends ago into Aspen. Ncaa basketball final scores history After qualifying on the first day of the event with the third-best score, the 26-year-old Parkite knew he had to come out swinging in the Finals. Fantasy football week 5 He did just that by throwing down a 93.33 on his first of two runs, which after the first round was good enough for the top spot.

However, a huge run (93.33) from Norway’s Oystein Braaten bumped Williams down to the second peg of the podium, but his first X Games medal since 2014 was good enough for him.

“Amazing contest,” Williams said in an interview with the Park Record. Fantasy sports trade association “Everybody absolutely killed it. Retaining wall design example I’m super stoked for [Braaten]. Garden design pictures for small gardens He’s just a machine and [Alex Beaulieu-Marchand], who was in third, is a good friend of mine. Softball fans forum I couldn’t have been more stoked on the podium and how the whole event panned out.”

The X Games switched to a two-round format this year in the Finals, something Williams and the rest of the competitors weren’t big fans of. Frances bavier husband Instead of attempting their best runs three times, giving them a good chance of landing at least one of them, competitors were opting to go with safer runs to ensure a good score.

“It doesn’t seem like that much more, a third chance, but really it makes all the difference,” Williams said. Fantasy baseball team names “With the two runs, you’re definitely trying to do something you know you can land. Yankee stadium It’s disappointing and I think [the X Games] got the memo, so I’m hoping next year they bring back the three-round format.”

At 26 years old, Williams is going through a career renaissance, of sorts. Bradstone In the first month of the new year, he’s recorded his first World Cup victory in France, as well added to his X Games hardware this last weekend after going winless in all of 2016.

“I had a pretty rough summer,” Williams said. Off the pitch “I was just getting down on myself. Usa softball pitcher … I’ve been a little bit down, worrying about the end of my career and stuff. Usssa baseball teams I was wanting to do well and having some pretty bad results toward the end of last year. Laying paving slabs on soil I was losing my self-confidence.”

This is where a simple book came into play. Patio town oakdale Williams has been reading a book called “The Mindful Athlete” by George Mumford, and quite simply, it’s drastically altered his career.

Mumford is a well-known name in basketball, specifically, and he’s helped a large number of high-profile athletes, such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Lamar Odom revive their careers. Front yard landscaping ideas He decided to put his methodology and thinking into a book, which Williams got his hands on toward the end of 2016.

“It is kind of tailored toward sports and related to sports, but everything I’ve read in the book is definitely relatable to life in general,” he said. Gardenia tattoo “I’ve noticed everything from just getting frustrated about the timing of things to competing, it’s just everything is mental. Dripping springs tx weather Just trying to be positive and be stoked and be happy has really changed a lot.

Williams admits since taking silver at this year’s X Games, life has been somewhat of a blur. Garden supplies near me From celebrating the night after the competition to packing up and driving 15 hours to Mammoth for the next stop for the Grand Prix tour, he’s been a little tired, a little fatigued and, frankly, a little off in his day-to-day routine.

The athlete, though, hopes to continue to ride the wave of momentum he created in 2017 with his newfound view on competing and on life. Pitching mechanics drills He’s had success at Mammoth in the past, taking second there last season, so he thinks his odds are looking pretty good.

“I’m hopefully going to get some good rest tonight and get things back on track,” Williams said on Monday night. Funny softball team names “It’s a pretty big deal. Cobblestone wall We’ve got the Grand Prix here this week and it’s our first Olympic qualifier. Baseball scoresheet I’m just trying to keep this momentum going and telling myself in my head, ‘You’re going to win. Garden layout You’re going to do well. Closeout bats com Today’s going to be a good day. Sprinkler world utah I’m just thinking positive and it’s really working.”

Time will tell if it’ll work in Mammoth, but if the last two competitions are any indicator, there’s a good chance Williams will find himself back on the podium for his third competition in a row.