Just had Atlantics in Canada this weekend. I was soooo nervous going into my fights that I wanted to puke. I fought in the Junior +100 category, and the senior +100 category. I was just nervous as hell goin in, cause my coach was tellin me how the provincial coach would be watchin, and he'll be the one picking the people to go to Junior Nationals in July. Anyways, the first fight was an orange belt that I didn't have much trouble winning against. He screwed up a kouchi satemi and I pinned him with kesa Gatame for ippon. The second match was against a french brown belt, and maaaan was he tough. I just got my green last tourny. So I ended up fighting him, and he kept using the russian grip and I was forced to play bent over judo, cause I couldn't break his grip. It was frustrating to say the least cause he controlled me. So the first time we hit the mat, I go for a cross collar choke and sunk it in, ut that was after matte was called cause we were out. The second time I threw him with a kosoto gake counter for wazari, and tried to work the cross collar choke again. I got sloppy and rolled over, and had him in my guard. I tried an armbar then, and had it sunk in, but he stood up so I hooked his leg with my arm looking for a sweep, but then he just drops on his knees and knees me in the head. The knee hit my eye and knocked my head into the mat, and I thought I was done cause I was rocked bad. I had to stall out after the hit, and stood up, still wopozy. We fought a little longer, and then I finally had enough. So while he had the russian grip with me bent over, I pulled and then put my head under his belt grip/lower back grip, grabbed his pant leg, drove my hips through, and started lifting him while running forwar, and then I slammed him for ippon.SOOOOOOO HAPPPY haha. I felt like matt hughes or something, but instead of double leg, it was a beautiful te guruma hhaa. After that I was awarded gold, and apparently I made a real good impression on the coach for our province, so if I win provincials I think I'll be fightin junior nationals! I'm a bit bummed because in the senior category I got thrown and pinned by a 300 pound blue belt, and then I lost stupidly to his cousin who was an orange (he's been doin it for 2 1/2 years, and I'm a few weeks past my first year). He threw me with a sloppy harai or tai otoshi, I don't remember, but my leg was caught, and his body was on the ground, so it wasn't very tight, and I tried to step over but it was my bad knee and it buckled. I was done after that, I couldn't even walk properly for a few minutes it hurt soo bad. So I'm real disapointed about that, but I can;t complain, and those guys, were real tough, I'm not trying to take anything awayf rom them. Anyways, a successful weekend for me. No point to thread really, I'm just ecstatic haha.