It takes a varsity tournament with people from out of state to realize how much work I still have to do. It was a wake up call. The guys in my weight class were taller and way more muscular. I swear, all my weight must be in my legs or something... I'm surprised im in their class.
Anyway, I only had 2 hours of sleep the night before, so I was cranky and got myself tired during the warm-up... nonetheless I had my mind set on wrestling.
The first guy, me and him were pretty evenly matched. I tried the chansley/chansler move (sort of like a cow catcher, not sure on spelling)
And i couldn't pull it off so I aborted (probably to quickly) I started on bottom twice and got 2 escapes. I shot for his leg, got it, then went for a single leg sweep. As my leg was in the air to sweep him, he fell on me.
Well, the second guy totally pwned me. He shot for the legs fast, I got 1 point escape. Then he shot for the legs again, got me on my back. And choked/pinned me.
I threw my head gear across the room out of anger, and got -1 point for unsportsmanlike conduct. Haha, I think I was just really super cranky.
Anyway what I learned.. at the end of the day. Sleep is important. And I have speed and endurance, what I NEED is technique.
I need to get a technique and constantly drill it. My coach shows us 100s of techniques and expects us to pick our favorites
Bruce Lee said "dont fear the man who has thrown 10,000 kicks 1 time, fear the man who has done 1 kick 10,000 times"
I take this to heart. I think it is super important to get an almost trademark move.
I will upload the videos to myspace, I can post the url if anybody wants to see them.
Any suggestions would be cool. I just guess it's hard for a first year varsity to compete with other varsity wrestlers