On the Pegs - May 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 5 - May 2022 - Page 58

section six located at the bottom of Lampkin falls earned Smage a full five points . Despite taking an additional point , he was able to stay just ahead of Roper ’ s seven-point loop . Loop 2 was just as close , with Roper taking three points to Smage ’ s one . Pat remained clean on the final loop , securing his second win of the season . Roper would finish with a total of 17 points and 25 cleans for a consistent 2-2 finish .
Alex Myers was able to edge out Blanc-Gonnet by a single point to take the final spot on the podium .
“ My riding improved from yesterday ,” said Myers . “ It seemed like the first two loops I was on it , and then I wasn ' t . It was a mental battle with that , but my minder did a really good job keeping me calm and focused . I am happy to salvage the third , but I know I have some work to do to put pressure on Pat ."
“ Today felt a lot better ,” said Blanc- Gonnet . “ The sections suited my style a little bit more . I did feel like I was off about a half-inch all day , which was frustrating because almost all of my points were either ones or twos . It ’ s frustrating because you ’ re so close to a clean ; there were a couple times where I took a dab right next to the exit because I clipped a tree or slid out on something . Just a bunch of dumb mistakes to make as a veteran of the PRO class . I just need