Monday, February 27, 2012

2012 NAGA Tampa

So the Women's Class went to our first tournament!
 Here is Madison getting ready to do battle! :)
 At Fabio's, we have a tradition of tying up new competitors up on the way up to the tournament.

 They are lucky the trip was only an hour away! LOL
It was Madison's dad's first tournament as well, and Stephanie was also competing. Me and Robo Rowan were there to support.

 After coming to the tournament, Robo Rowan has decided that she wants to "beat some people up" too. She will be terrorizing the teen division in no time! ;)
 Stpehanie getting in the zone. 
Warming up before the tournament started.

Some of my favorite girls. Erica (on the far left) also competed. 

I am so proud of "Mad Dog" Madison. After only three weeks of training, she stepped on the mat to compete. She ended up having to fight a girl who was older, bigger and with way more experience. Even so, she did awesome. She defended a guillotine, swept the girl and was trying to pass guard when the girl caught an inverted armbar. Madison didn't know how to escape that because she had never seen it before, but even so she started to roll out the right way, but then got confused and went the other way. Unfortunately, she ended up hurting her elbow. But she is already back in class and is planning to compete again when her elbow is better. She is a fighter! :)

Steph and Erica also did really well. They each got second place in their divisions. I am so proud to be a part of Team Fabio Novaes and to have the chance to train with so many great people!


Deborah Clem said...

Congratulations! And I love the pics.