What have you been up to?
Going into the 2015 season, what were you focused on?
What were some of your favorite moments from the season?
Moments on the field I would have to go with winning 3 events in a row again. We won Ohio, London, and Virginia after coming out struggling. To come together and really pick up and find our stride felt really good. Off the field a few of us did a trip to Morocco after the first millennium event for about 11 days or so.
Personally I was just doing drills and trying my best to bring the best me to cup. I wanted to be ready to play every point if needed or mentally strong if I needed to come off the bench. I didn’t try to do any other activities or playing any other games except paintball. I didn’t want to mess up my head or the flow of the things. You know? Once I start doing something, that’s all I want to do.
We had just come off the last millennium event in Paris, and basically squandered an opportunity to win back to back series in Europe. We didn’t have much a chance, but after winning London we had a glimmer of hope. We needed the stars to aline and they did for us, but we were unable to pull out the win against heat to move onto the finals and win the series again. Coming into Cup we had the series lead in the US, but x-factor was right on our tails. We wanted to win the series again and be back to back series champs, but there were many of us who have not won world cup pro. The team just wanted to win cup because it is the biggest and hardest tournament to win. Everyone shows up with their A game and every point is a fight like no other.
I really feel like we found our success right after we lost to Tampa Bay Damage in our 3rd prelim match. They did a really good job on the bounce shots that we knew were there, but didn’t know how to counter it. Going into our 4th match we needed a win against the Russian Legion who were doing the bounce shots very effectively. We also thought we needed to win by 4 points, so we knew we had to execute the game plan flawlessly. We ended up beating them 6-1 or 7-1 and actually didn’t need the 4 point margin.
On friday Nick, Zane, Zack, Keith and myself played really well. However on saturday when we needed that win against the Russians Dave, Jrab, Jc, Chad, and Omelette played lights out. People on our team just step up when it is needed. If one guy is struggling someone else will have a big game and then the next the day it will be the other way around. That is what I love about this team, everyone is capable of being the guy.