Ohio Grappling Challenge VII
Held at the Pickerington High School, in Pickerington, Ohio, on November 8th.
From experience, its a well run tournament with lots of competitors and good refs/judges.
Anyone gonna make it?
I was there the last two times and had a good time. This time however, my buddy has a fight on the same day, and I'll be there instead. Its good though, I haven't been able to roll really for a month or so now because I broke my rib cartilage. I'll be there at the next one.
For others, from my experience this is a GREAT tournament. The wait times aren't bad at all; everything is run super smoothly and your match starts when it is supposed to, pretty much. And the referees have been very good/fair.
The absolute divisions and the super fights are awesome too.
The only problem is the lack of toilets etc; but you'll always have that at these highschools.
Last edited by Syphilis; 10/18/2008 2:14pm at .
I will quite likely be going there.
What's the cost, is there gi and no-gi, and is there a four months or less line?
like, fifty or sixty bucks, yes, and yes
Originally Posted by foxd
In fact, i'll probably be fighting you.
I fought the same guy three times there now. All White belt +-150.
Honestly, its a pretty well run tournament, especially compared to some that i've done.
The teen division is a little screwey though, with me facing a 210 pound behemoth, after cutting to make 139. I've promptly learn NOT to cut weight until i'm 18 lol.
I may do adult no-gi, though.
I think in the Midwest you'll have a problem finding people in the adults at those weight. My friend is 145 and there's almost never people in his weight division unless he goes to big tourneys. That's probably not the case in other areas of the country, but the Midwest seems to have the most fatties. Hell there's always a lot of people in my Old/fat division, but when I went to Naga iin Georgia there were like between 3 to 5 people in each of the big guy divisions.
It was a fun tournament. Got 3rd no-gi. Lost one by points, won one by points. Was 3 seconds from securing the armbar, then i heard, "time". I was awfully upset.
Here is my 1st gi match. I get the takedown (and oh lawd is it a nice takedown) then mount. Video cuts out, but i Ezekiel him shortly after.
Also, this guy had his gi backwards.
YouTube - Derek at the O.G.C 7
Finals after that, I get the takedown, but didn't get points because i wasn't dominant enough or something. I dunno. Whatever. Anyway, in his half butterfly guard, i pass, hold for three seconds, then he gets back in half guard. He works a kimura on my left arm and i mount. He cranks the kimura, and (don't judge me) i roll to get out. He follows me and i tap.
Stupid move, got second because of it.
Last edited by 3moose1; 11/08/2008 7:50pm at .
Good job Moose. Keep competing. Odd **** happens in competition, don't worry about it. People will submit you with **** you've never seen before and you'll submit people with **** that doesn't work on the guys you train with.
Take the medal home, pin it on the wall, repeatedly harp over where you went wrong, don't do it again, and be happy with the fact that your better than the majority of BJJ practitioners who never choose to step out of their school and test themselves on the real mats.
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