Sorry no footage! Just a quick rundown... I scored 82 matches on Mat 1 and it was a great day.
Even the frickin' whitebelts were good. Sigh-- I was so impressed. My first couple hours I just kept musing how beautiful jiu jitsu is! Especially the little peoples' jits. I must admit I saw 2-3 matches of big whitebelt jits and was totally unimpressed... I think at that level they only know "crush, stand up in guard and try to forearm choke" etc.
The bluebelts were ridiculously good. I didn't get footage because I wasn't prepared-- my camera was in my bag but the matches kept rolling almost nonstop so I didn't have time to subtly, invisibly bring it out. I am SO PISSED too because I had pena (feather) blue belt women on my mat, so I would have liked to get them some airtime.
Mackenzie Dern (Megaton's daughter and I think only 16 years old) mopped up pena blue with ease, beating Jennifer Turner in finals with a bellydown armbar at 1:22. Mackenzie was being coached/cornered by Leticia Ribeiro and Beatriz Mesquita. I will note that Letty and Bia both have some guns! If you haven't watched their rope training vids on youtube, you should. But I digress..
Now that Tracey Goodell is purple, Dominyka Obelenyte of Alliance handled leve (light)_pretty easily, defeating Erikka Flom in finals but I didn't see how.
Full results can be seen here on the IBJJF website.
I'll save more big-picture reflections for later. Gotta jet to the Pyramid!