First GI comp, did white belt 6+ mo. division. Training with the Gi abotu 4 months. No Gi 8 months. D1 wrestling experience. I took second in my first int. no-gi and I routinely beat blues and hang with purples, in practice that is. I'm 10-2 record No GI all intermediate. Starting to feel like a BJJ player and not a wrestler. Really workign guard, open, half - love it! Don;t get caught anymore in triangles arm-bars - except by Browns, blacks. Never train on the feet anymore. I was psyched to play BJJ in first no-gi comp, so.... First match, Toss the dude to side mount, don't really work the subs I know pretty good, don't try to mount whicih is usually a good bet for me. Guy was pretty athletic and squirmed a lot so I let it come back to our feet, but, Id didn't really try to pressure him, kind of just let it go where it wants to. Soooo nice to be able to toss a guy around. Toss him again. Same thing - no pressure, tentative, let it come back to the feet. Some scrambles, I'm wrestling, not BJJ'ing, but who cares, I'm up like 12-2 with maybe 30 seconds left. Not tired... too relaxed maybe. Guy shoots in - set him up lovely, slam him so hard - feels good - this is too easy figure I'll just chill and save energy for the next matches. In side control - wtf am I thinking? I'm like postured up in side control??? Not pressuring, not transitioning, just chilling there. Should be ashamed of myself. I wasn't suppossed to come here to wrestle. Guy reaches up deep into my lapel, crosses over, I literally think to myself "nah, I don't have to worry about this, I'm in side control, whatever" All of a sudden, the chokes in deep - too late, I freakin tap! man, his arm was so extended, I could've mounted and arm-barred - that would've at leasat broken it. I just froze. So ahsamed. So pathetic. What is wrong with me? I trained so hard for this and blew it. Guy ended up subbing all the rest of his opponenets - he actually looked pretty good and won gold. It seems everytime I compete - even though my practice BJJ is getting strong, I turn into Mr. wretsler. bad idea, especiallyw ith the GI on. Back to square one. At least I learned something? Super depressed I lost to someone I was whooping and it would've only gotten easier after him. 2 months until the next comp! I want to get out there next weekend and redeem myself. Any words of advice? Comments?