Sunday, November 11, 2007

Grappler's Quest

I can honestly say that I am very pleased with my performance today! The divisions were looking a little thin, so they did some combining and made sure we all got in a few matches (thank you Karen!)

Women's White Belt 160lbs +

First Match went pretty well, I got a good single leg and stayed strong on top for most of the match. Thought I had an Americana on really well that turned into some kind of chaos, but she held out til the end. I won on points.

Second Match also went well. This girl was a little more rough than the first, got another single leg. I won on points.

Women's Absolute (Purple, Brown, and Black)

First Match was against a purple belt. She pulled guard at the very beginning, She had my one arm really good and it was difficult to get out of. The first 3 minutes was a good fight. I slipped out of an armbar and triangle. No points only 3 advantages to her. Just past 3minutes I tapped to a wicked armbar.

Second Match for third place. Takedown was a little sloppy. Kept cross body and the mount for most of the match, earned atleast 16 points, but won with a collar choke from the guard.

Driving over to New Jersey this morning I felt like crap, and didn't even want to compete. Not really sure what happened, but got a little warm up in and everything kind of fell into place on the mat. I wasn't too tired during any of the matches. I'm glad I stepped up to the more advanced absolute division. A lot of people really seemed to be looking out for us today.


Mark Reifkind said...

well done Pamela, you are such an impressive athlete! Congrats.

Pamela MacElree said...

Thanks Rif! Training for these two tournaments put the 24kg KB snatches a little behind schedule, but still on schedule!

Resting up this week and will pick things back up next!

Mark Reifkind said...

cool can't wait to some new video.