Well that's not what I wanted to end up with. Ended up jumping my opening height of 540m/17'9. I made it easily and was very happy to get the first height out of the way. The bar went up to 550m/18', and I'm not really sure what is going on but I'm just not setting up the takeoff right on my last two steps and so when I hit the box sometimes I get jarred a bit rather than really hitting the pole. This causes me to be out of position as I start my swing sometimes I go right, sometimes I get stood up a bit. This is what happened on 2 of my 3 jumps at 18'. The wind was fairly good a little bit of a cross but not too bad. I ended up tying for 5th place but I easily could have been 4th or 3rd possibly without an amazing day. I do have to say that I had a stomach ache as soon as I walked on the track, I don't think it was nerves, I have jumped in comps like this in the past and have not felt this way. Also jumping on borrowed poles probably didn't help but I didn't think it was a big issue. As you can probably figure out I'm frustrated that I wasn't able to capitalize on the opportunity better. It make for a long plan rise home tomorrow that's for suee. I don't leave until 1030 tomorrow night so I'm gonna try and soak up some sun and strategize about what to do next. I don't have anything planned for may so if anyone has any ideas I am open to suggestion. Oh well, just a bump in the road, if I wasn't able to learn from my mistakes I wouldnt be where I am today, now I just have to learn how to move on from this mistake, and road to take to put me on the right track. Thanks for all your support, I feel like I'm in a bit of a valley right now but I know on the other side there's a mountain peak waiting for me.