Took Gold in my First Tournament

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This Saturday I competed in the Renzo Gracie Invitational. This was my first tournament. I took gold in the White Belt Super Heavy (200 - 215).

Overall my team had 10 guys compete. 7 of 10 medaled.

What a great experience. I cannot describe the feeling of accomplishment standing on top of the podium.

I even got to fight a fellow Sherdog grappling forum regular in the finals. Mike, my appologies again for puking on you in the finals ha.
 
I downed a huge glass of NO Explode when they called my name to the warm up area. Little did I know that there was no warm up. Seemed like everyone had ample / excesive warm up time except for my division. I was walking to the bathroom to take a leak when they made a last call for my name. So I started competing with a gut load of fluid and puked about a shot glass amount of said fluid on damit2hell in the finals.

Rookie mistake.
 
I downed a huge glass of NO Explode when they called my name to the warm up area. Little did I know that there was no warm up. Seemed like everyone had ample / excesive warm up time except for my division. I was walking to the bathroom to take a leak when they made a last call for my name. So I started competing with a gut load of fluid and puked about a shot glass amount of said fluid on damit2hell in the finals.

Rookie mistake.


Hahaha I gotta see that video....congrats on your medal! What school do you train at? Soca's? Serra's? SOunds like you guys did well.
 
Hahaha I gotta see that video....congrats on your medal! What school do you train at? Soca's? Serra's? SOunds like you guys did well.

I train with Joe D'Arce (Renzo BB). Yeah we did really well overall. As far as the video, I played it off real well so I don't know how much you will see regarding the puking incident ha.
 
Yea from what people told me, it looked like you just drooled on me...a lot, i didn't even know until you told me
 
hahaha wow thats hilarious!

but congrats on the gold! you should be really proud. You too damit for getting to finals!
 
Hahah, I actually saw your match...I was there as well, it was a great experience and my first tournament as well.

I placed 2nd in Teens Middleweight...still disappointed at my last match.
I wish I could find the video of me, someone shot it but never uploaded it...hmm

Anyway congrats, and good luck in the future...I think Grapplers Quest at Mennen's in next, ill be there
 
Congrats! Renzo's is a really good school, so I'm sure the level of competition was high. So winning first is impressive. Awesome job man!!!
 
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