The team did a spectacular job today at Roll Models. We won lots and we lost some, but most importantly it was a fun day with nice people.
Some competed for the very first time. David (Bronze medal) popped his jiu-jitsu comp cherry and did a great job of executing the first phase of his gameplan. Similarly, Simon and Mark, both very new to competition, were also able to work towards honing their gameplans. I'm sure given some more experience their performances will continue to improve.
Sarah (Bronze medal) completely dominated her first match, unfortunately succumbing to a sweep in literally the last 3 seconds. What really impressed in both of her matches, however, was how well she listened to instructions. Something that can be very challenging under pressure.
Ines (Double Gold) was absolutely laser focused and submitted both of the opponents, in her category, with ruthless efficiency. She then went on to win the absolute category. A truly exceptional performance for a first time competitor.
Kate (Silver) got off to a great start with a confident and calculated performance, taking the submission in the final moments, after racking up a nice points lead. The final was very evenly matched and came down to an advantage. Kate showed great base and passing pressure throughout, only losing by the narrowest of margins.
Lynne (silver), Petr (Gold) and Dumitru (Bronze), the most experienced of the competitors, all displayed great technique in some exciting matches. Lynne looked impressive in the stand-up with great command of positioning and her signature collar-drag takedown. She backed this up with formidable passing pressure and tenacity. Petr's guard retention showed great improvement and this enabled him to repeatedly sweep his opponents and threaten with submissions. Dumitru also found his success in the guard position, chaining the scissor sweep well with other attacks.
I'd just like to say thanks to everyone that competed today and represented the gym so well and to the others that came along to cheer them on.
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