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The 11th Frame: Even with confidence gained from becoming one of world’s best, Ryan Ciminelli remains a pessimist

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:00 am

In the past 12 months, Ryan Ciminelli has won five of his seven PBA Tour titles, including the U.S. Open, and finished second twice more. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Ryan Ciminelli was born a pessimist and intends to remain one no matter how many PBA Tour titles he wins. And why would he change, since he considers his negative nature a key to the extraordinary success he has enjoyed for the past year? “It’s just the way my brain is wired,” Ciminelli said in a phone interview earlier this month. “I don’t know if it I can really explain it. I fight the demons constantly of not feeling good enough, not being good enough.”...

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