Originally Posted by rick56
Thanks for the advice! but i was varsity all four years and team captain, winning a few tournaments and districts along the way, so i feel if i go novice it'll show that i lied about not wrestling before and i don't want to get in any trouble ya know? but then i look at beginner and i think its something like between 9-20 months of training and even though i roll with my friends and watch a lot of youtube videos ect ect, i'm sure its nothing like having a real instructor teaching you and practicing on a regular basis. And i've had summer wrestling tournaments where it was like 4 hours between each match so i dont think that should bother me to much, plus i'm looking forward to watching the more experienced guys roll too! I think it should be a good experience overall. Also since you said you've been to tournaments before should i really set a high pace since i think my matches are only 4 minutes or should i be patient and wait for a good opportunity to go for a takedown ect?
for example, I usually try to take it slow first 30 seconds, if someone tries to tie me up and engage i tend to still take it slow until half minute mark then explode and get it down. hold position and then work, i really turn it up 1-2 minute mark and try to finish.
i also make sure to pack enough snacks and water etc. i usually bring some granola with peanut butter, good energy fruit like pears and apples and grapes and a plethora of water, athletic tape and gauze. never can be too sure