Mundial Day Two7-28-00
Mundial Day Two
By Chris Onzuka
[Unfortunately, due to some apparent problems with telephone lines in Brazil, the transmission of the Day 1 report was lost (but the picture below of Mike in the Airport made it through)]
We had a rough and very cold night sleeping on plyboard and a thin piece of foam. We returned to the Yacht club [the infamous ICJG, Iate Clube Jardim Guanabara] and found that our other teammates were nowhere to be found. They skipped the Yacht club and traveled back to the Airport to sleep in a hotel. Kaleo and I dropped off our belongings in our room earlier in the day and had the only key. We slept in our sweats and gis. We woke up and took a cold shower (no hot water) and had Acai (a fruit sorbet) that we covered with granola. I waited three years to taste this delicious food again. That was our breakfast, after that, we met up with Shane and Zac (our other two teammates) and went off to the Mundial.
Today was a very busy day since it was the blue and purple belts. Three out of our five member team fought today with little success. All of the three guys (Shane, purple belt, Steve, blue belt and Zac, blue belt) lost their first match. Shane by a score of 4×2, Steve 2×0, and Zac lost by an advantange. Zac continued on and entered the open weight class and was victorious by beating his opponent 4×0, but lost his second match by 3×2. All our team members did well, but it was not our day. Hopefully, tomorrow is different. Kaleo, purple belt and I will compete tomorrow.
So much for now. I’ll try again to keep everyone updated on tomorrow’s results. Wish us luck.
GRAPPLER’S GAMES TODAY
Don’t forget to check out Grappler’s Games today (Saturday, July 29, 2000) at
Danbury PAL Athletic Center – 35 Hayestown Road, Danbury, CT 06811. Doors open at 10:30 a.m., competition starts at 11:30 a.m.
In addition to the grappling tournament, there will be a superfight between UFC Veteran Jeremy Horn and Rickson Gracie purple belt Joe Diamond.
Special guest UFC Heavyweight Champion Kevin Randleman will be on hand. The Danbury PAL Athletic Center is a brand new facility located right on Candlewood Lake. It is less than 1 hour from NY City an located right off Route 84.
Full Contact Fighter will be there selling all of your favorite FCF gear. Stop by and say hello.
For more info on the event, visit their website at http://www.negrapple.com/TOURN.htm