So it turned out that I ended up being a score keeper for the tournament our academy held on Saturday, which let me tell you is just a little more nerve-wracking than competing itself. This was the first time I ever worked as a score keeper, which is what really lead to the nervousness. I don’t really know what other people do, but when competing I tend to just plan my game, really attempt sweeps and pray that I either get enough points or to get a choke in before the time runs out.
I have never wished for so many people to be submitted in my life.
The beginning was a little rough, but the ref that I was keeping score for and I eventually smoothed things out and everyone got their fair points and such.
All in all it actually ran pretty smoothly, and we actually got through all the divisions in a fairly timely manner. Lots of people had a chance to fight bunches, and a lot of our white belts showed up and competed for the first time.
I’m so proud of them! 🙂
Your first tournament is always your hardest, and I’m so happy they took that important first step. It gives me hope for our academy to continue to have a large, healthy, supportive team.
I’m not sure that last sentence made sense, but you get what I mean.