The IFOCE updated their rankings yesterday and I moved up from #26 to #12. I was very satisfied in the beginning of the year when I was first ranked highly at #26. I believe I defended my ranking well; since being ranked, I only lost to one person ranked below me - Bryan Miller (was ranked #45) at the Nathan's Sunrise Qualifier in April. I did defeat numerous people ranked above me (I am not going to list them, that would be a dick move). But now the challenge becomes even greater to rise to the very top, to gain world titles, world records, and defeat the best in the world - those that I respect greatly. I look forward to the upcoming challenges in Sheboygan, Acoma, and Reno.