Put yourself in the shoes of the Wake Awards voting panel. Which of your accomplishments over the last 365 days do you think played the biggest part in you winning Best Womens Rider? Well, start at Wake Games, the first competition of the year. I won at Wake Games, but finished third at the next contest. When I got that third, it was like a wake up call. Seize the opportunity now and turn things around, or the rest of the year is just going to be trying to get by. My coach Mike Ferraro and I came up with a game plan. It was three weeks for turnaround, and we came up with what I was going to do each day and what I needed to do to know that I could go out and fall and still do well in the competition. It was just getting my confidence level back up and that's when everything just switched gears. It wasn't even training for me. It was just fun and just progressing and a whole new view of riding unloaded. I never said early this season that I wanted to learn an S-bend. It just never crossed my mind that that would be a goal this year. But doing the System 2.0 at The Projects and working with Matt Hickman, opened up my eyes. I started progressing in things that I wasn't so good at, like cable and sliders. So I just pushed myself to excel in those and I found myself learning the transfer. Now I'm the only girl to do Switch 270s transfers. It's just cool to see how putting work in on each little category not only made me better at that part of my riding, but also opened up new windows. Like learning an S-bend on the cable and then it crossed my mind to try it behind the boat. I really worked hard — going to the cable every day and then I'd go to McCormick's as well. But as far as the judges looking, I think that when I had that turning point and decided "OK, this could be the end or this could be the beginning," and I can flip the quarter and start heading the other way. I took that and had fun with it and learned new things and progressed my riding and pushed the envelope. I didn't just push it; I was always throwing it down, being confident and putting it all on the line. I think the judges acknowledged that and saw that in each competition after that third place in Texas that I stayed at a steady number one spot.