the toughest one to watch was when he blew a lead against Aeillo at midlands and the camera picked up him screaming "why am i like this?" as he ran off. he wants to be great. and he is. i got some flack for saying he was underrated on here a while back, but he really is elite. not flashy, but on pace to be a 5x AA with potentially 3 top 4 finishes with his 3 losses in the last two tournaments to 2 ncaa champs and an olympic bronze.Yeah first sign I saw of it was he was in tears after he lost in Round 2 to Thomas Lane of Cal Poly his freshman year. He still came back and AA'ed but you could tell he thought he felt he just failed completely because he was upset.
Based on what we've seen from his dad now, you can tell the pressure is just something Jacob puts on himself and it makes sense. He was hyped to do pretty big things coming in (as if 4x AA and now a finalist isn't that big lol) His dad's demeanor is definitely one of a "Just put your heart into it and the results don't matter to me, I love you unconditionally" kind of dad.