Second, that was the worst catching part of Trick Catch in my life. Wind was nasty for the first 17 throws but I threw well enough to get to them all - and then proceeded to drop them in every imaginable fashion. I didn't catch a single one of the first ten throws. Then I got a couple, and ended up catching the last three, including the foot catch, to triple my score. Then I quite literally went to the sidelines and cried.
And yet I was still not the most devastated in our group, with French lass Marie Appriou easily taking that title: she's young and talented and is fixated on getting past long-time best-woman-in-the-world Betsy-Lew Miale. Fell a couple trick catches short. Not that Betsy is the best woman in the world anymore; Yuko of Japan was 9th overall before the last event, having just come second in Fast Catch.
(Marie is also a massive hottie. But it's a bit weird to say that, given she was just a kid when I first met her in Seattle in 2008.)