I want to start off by thanking the people who made my trip to NAGA (North American Grappling Association) possible. Without their sponsorship I would not have been able to accomplish my dream of winning a championship NAGA belt.
Together we won the gold. I hope I made you proud.
It was a long day on Saturday. My parents and I left home at 3 a.m., headed for Nashville. It was a six-hour drive but we finally made it.
When I stepped on the mat I was determined to bring home the belt, and I did, winning first place and my first NAGA title belt in the No Gi match.
I then went on to take the gold medal (first place) in the Gi match.
* Gi – Traditional garment worn in martial arts
Now it’s back to training hard. This Saturday I am competing in the Indiana State Judo Tournament.
Again, thank you all so much for your support. It means a lot to me.
Here’s a video of the final moments of the No Gi match.
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