Any Sherdoggers goin' to Columbus on October 15th

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  1. Rip Van Winkle

    Rip Van Winkle Last Login 2009

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    to compete in the Gracie Nationals?

    I know my camp will be represented fairly well...I'll try to make it if I'm finished moving by then (argh, I hate moving).

    I'm sure alot of Team Gurgel will be there, along with Relson's guys....just curious to who else expects to be there?
     
  2. Freestyler

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    I'll most likely be there to watch. Id imagaine the whole JG camp will be there from middy and columbus.
     
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    Kforcer Dragon Slayer

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    Right now, I'm planning on it. Not sure if I'm actually gonna end up there or not. Gotta improve some things if I wanna be successful there though...no way am I paying 65 bucks to get eliminated....what happens happens, of course, and winning doesn't making a man nor does losing make a wimp...but I don't like the idea of paying money and then having to sit on the sidelines.
     
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    you vaghi guys are always a well represented and pretty solid group each year. i'm goin with a bunch of guys from team popvitch this year it should be pretty fun. I'm trying to make 160 though and it's gettin kinda tricky but i think it'll be worth it. I really don't wanna deal with relson's kid again ;)
     
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    I think thats a little too soon for me, but I hope to go to the Gracie Worlds in Columbus in March, when I'll have a little more experience.
     
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    I'll be there, not sure what weight class yet, I could stay where I am and enter the super super heavy or drop 6 lbs. and get in the super heavy??? Not really sure what to do yet. I also don't like the single elimination, but am figuring on entering the gi and no-gi class.
     
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    No-gi is gonna be TOUGH. Only 2 skill divisions...amateur and pro. It will be seriously competitive. I am also considering doing no-gi though. Gi is actually easier for me in some ways, but A. my face always gives fucked up with the gi and B. if I wanna train gi, I usually have to pay.
     
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    Ttt....
     
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    kforcer, what weight class are you entering????
     
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    I weigh 195 right now....not sure where I'll be come tournament time--assuming I go. I'm a grad assistant at WMU right now and I don't know exactly how swamped I'll be or what. Regardless, I'm gonna train as if I'm going. I figure I'll just let my weight handle itself though and just focus on staying in shape and sharpening everything up.
     
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    If I go, I'm gonna try to sweat off a few lbs and go in the 144lb & under class :eek:
     
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    I'm just going to watch. I def. plan on entering the one in March though. Isnt the one in march the Arnold one though? Or are they the same?
     
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    They're run by the same people, but this one is little more athlete-friendly. It's a bit smaller and things usually start on time. It gets going at around 10am and is usually over by 7pm.

    I prefer this one to the Arnolds
     
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    I'll be there with Team Jorge Gurgel of Beckley, WV. Entering the 213 Amateur no-gi, and 215 white belt divisions. I didn't realize there were only pro and am divisions for no-gi, this promises to be a great learning experience.
     
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    beckley, wv!! Are they still running the rivers down there??? Haven't been that way for a few years, beautiful country. We use to go every year and raft the gaulley in september.
     
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    Yes. Rafting tourism is still a major part of the economy around here. I grew up a stones throw from the new river gorge, spent alot of my formative years raising hell around the area. Never been on the Gauley though, I definitely want to give it a go sometime, but I just don't have the free time.
     
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    Well, i went and it was a blast. My first competition...I got my ass handed to me by lockjaw211 in the first round of the 173 Gi white belt div. We were on the rattail too, so he had a tough time all the way through, although he kicked some ass and took 4th. I had a lot of fun. I got to see a lot of good BJJ. Team Gurgel brought like a billion guys and kicked ass all day.
    The highlight of the day was probably the fact that Rich Franklin showed up and was like the nicest guy ever.
     
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    I enjoyed the tournament. It was a little bit too long and drawn out, but overall I was pleased with my performance. I took 1st in the white belt heavyweight gi, and 2nd in am heavyweight no-gi. My no-gi bracket was messed up though, 2 guys left, so I ended up only having one match to get into the finals, where I got smoked like a pack of kools.
     
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    yeah it was one of my teammates that dropped out of that one. He the shit keylocked out of his arm in the Gi division and couldn't compete no gi.
     

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