i tired and sore, getting ready for back to back tournaments gets harder as i get older. this is what i wrote on my facebook page and it sums up how i did at the us open 15 in santa cruz yesterday. i couldn't do the absolute on friday because i have strained or torn intercostal muscles but i sucked it up and did my division. here's the write up.: had two hard fights today and won both with a score of 4-0 and 16-0. screwed up in the first match and crossed my feet from the back. got ankle locked pretty good, but decided not to tap. the second was a war of attrition in which i prevailed. stayed one step ahead of my opponent and took the gold. also my win gave my team first place in the masters seniors division. giving us the first place trophies in womens, masters seniors and overall team points. rocha jiu jitsu did well, and i am very proud of my teammates. i get a day off and it's time to get ready for the no gi worlds. i'm tired just thinking about it, so first i'm going to go enjoy jackass in 3d with my wife.