Monday, January 10, 2011

Tournament Results

Well, it turned out there wasn't anyone registered in my division so I ended up just coaching this tournament :-(

Overall the team did well.

Andrew took 1st in the beginner no-gi absolute and 3rd in the white belt absolute.  Arturo took 1st in the white belt under 150 division.  Jose took 3rd in the white belt under 165 division.  Khoger and Josh fought hard matches against the eventual winners of their divisions. 

David took silver in both his gi and no-gi under 60 divisions.  Keegan took two silvers in both his gi and no-gi under 110 divisions.   Koen placed 3rd in the no-gi under 80 division.  Abby did not feel prepared for this tournament but is looking forward to competing in the next one.

I want to say a special congrats to little David.  He did such an outstanding job on Saturday.  He got his first tournament match win ever!  You should have seen the smile on his face, it was priceless!  He was landing judo throws all over the place, passing the guard, and mounting his opponents!  No submissions, but positionally he was great!  After his matches HE told ME that the reason he did so well this time around is because he has been training harder and sparring harder in class.  This is coming from a 7 year old!  I expect great things from David in the years to come.

Great job to everyone on Team DTJJ that competed!  Especially those who were competing for this first time, and those of you who got your first gold!  Keep coming to class and training hard and there will be nothing but success down the road.

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