Saturday, March 26, 2011

poopie....

I promise a full explanation & footage when I get home... for now, the smartphone version:

Big props to my husband, best support crew ever. To Steve Hall, Alliance blackbelt, who cornered me out of the kindness of his heart since there was no one from my academy. And to Rebecca, my teammate, who fought two tough matches.

I lost my first match big, 20-0, to the girl who won gold. She was just clearly better than me. It was the kind of domination I dream of handing out. But I took it like... well, like a champ :) It was ugly, though. She pulled guard, swept me quick.. I grabbed bottom halfguard and the underhook but she killed it with a very strong & effective wizzer. I couldn't sweep her, she passed, I got back to half but she passed again, mounted, took my back, and I escaped back to being mounted again, and time ran out.

I have all kinds of thoughts & reflections. Will share soon. But know this- I met a girl there who lost at the Montreal Open 25-0 and came back to fight in the Pan and medalled. So I am NOT GIVING UP and I *will* fight at Mundials.

11 comments:

Dev said...

Yes yes YES. Good for you. *cheer*

SavageKitsune said...

Poopie... I was bummed when I couldn't find your name amid the results last night. Sorry it didn't go better for you this time.

Afrorican said...

You already have the attitude to win the next one! Experience gained.

Jonna said...

You definitely have the heart of a fighter, and a WINNER! Take it as an experience pointer to be a better competitor. I'm sure you'll do better in the next one! :)

Shark Girl said...

Props your way! Not poopie at all!

Kirsch: said...

bummer you got a tough draw, but congrats on competing! Worlds...go for it.

Ryan Peterson said...

It's cool Georgette, everyone's still proud of you. An off day at a tournament doesn't mean you don't still kick ass.

It's great to hear you want "redemption" in the Mundials.

It was super nice of Steve Hall to corner you, too.

The Part Time Grappler said...

You have such a wonderfully strong and huge heart! I second the kudos to your support team.

HomeImprovementNinja said...

Look at it this way, that woman won the gold but she still couldn't tap you. I'm sure she's fought others and had them tapping live Riverdance.

If you fought her last instead of first, you might have a silver medal right now.

AcademyCyprus said...

North Cyprus is a small spot in the middle of Mediterranean. But you still inspire some girls living there...

Georgette said...

You all ROCK... thanks for the support! I wish I could be blogging right now... sadly, I am SUPER SLAMMED at work for the next two weeks, but I *WILL* blog tonight... hopefully get the footage up too!

love you all :) from DC to Seattle, Manila to Cyprus... you all inspire ME!