An hour has gone by, I picked up my medal and Fuji Gi, which was a bonus. Then, I went back to volunteering for another 3 hours. Man, I was spend at this point, since I was doing something else this time, by checking in the Gi's for each competitor coming in, then I was having someone shadow me after that. Man, I learned from volunteering today a lot about how these big tournaments are run.
After that, I got ready for my match. I went up against a lighter opponent from Robert Drysdale's school. I pulled guard, I failed miserably, so my opponent got 3 points, which was the only thing that he did to score during the entire match. I gave up many positions and choke attempts for my opponent, so I can get on top. With two minutes to go, I was able to get on top, after a failed RNC and Bow and Arrow choke attempts.
As soon as I got on top, I tried to pass, but I got stopped for the entire two minutes. I did eventually get into half guard, but I couldn't get the Americana and Kimura going, so I ran out of time and loss by that guard pass. It was a good experience, because I don't get a lot of good guard players that defend well against my pass. For not training for the past 3 days and not being well in that time frame, I would say that I didn't do bad. My aggression was better and I was moving around well.
I will continue to refine that part of my game. I would like to thank my instructors, training partners, family, friends, and sponsors for all their help. Up next is the Dream Jiu Jitsu event, and then Master's Worlds. Mabuhay, Namaste, Dattebayo!!!