Mariah Moore, Onaway High School Onaway Michigan Filipino Weapons Demo

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Sunday, November 4, 2007

2007 MID-WEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS S-W-E-E-P-!!!






Yesterday was the day we have all been waiting for. Finally, the Midwest Regionals. For those of you who don't know, competitors must place 1st or 2nd here in order to earn the right to compete for a spot on the US National Team. I have been preparing for this for a long time. First, Forms. I competed in the traditional multiple weapons division. The competition was tough and I had to compete against my team-mate Matthew Quintero. But, we took first and second. I won first place and all my competitors were guys! Yeah! (That's why I'm not offended when Bobbe says I hit like a girl! Instead, I'll take it as a compliment! Anyway, after that was all over, it was time for the best part.....STICK FIGHTING! I competed first in the girls, 12-17 year old division in the full contact single stick fighting. The first round I fought, I had one of my breathing attacks (vocal cord disfunction) but I got over that pretty quick. :) I fought again and again, but when it was all over, I had won first place in that too! I was pretty pumped by then, because that was the division that I was worried about. Probably because that was the division that I did not qualify for last year. But I worked hard and went in this year wanting it badly and won! So then, it was time for the double stick fighting. They called my name, and I went up to fight, and I went at it for three rounds, and at the end, when we went up to the center of the ring to see who won, they raised my hand! And, Guess What Else!!! Way COOL! I broke two sticks over the heads of my opponent and can you believe her helmet went flying off????!!! II DID! So I am so very happy to report that thanks to everyone who coached me and supported me and prayed for me, I went and SWEPT THE REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, which qualified me for the U.S National Championships in California, in Feb. 2008! PRAY FOR ME! I'll be training hard and I'll do my best to make you proud!

I'm off to start the serious training!


9 comments:

Bobbe Edmonds said...

And that, Little Sister, is how it's done.

Way to rock the house, Mariah. We're all proud of you.

Mushtaq is actually gloating.

Guro Buzz said...

"I didn't know 13 year olds could move like that!";)

Miss Stick said...

Dear Master Guro Buzz,
I guess you and me, we suprise everyone don't we! That's an advantage! Lets keep them guessing!

Miss Stick said...

To Big Brother Master Bobbe,
Am I in the club yet?

My Indian Name: Kicks like Girl American Name: Proud of it.

Mushtaq Ali said...

Yeah, it's true, I was gloating.

I particularly liked the part where she knocked her opponent's helmet clean off, and I hear she broke a stick over someone as well.

And she had to fight the boys again.

She went through four matches to get that gold in single stick.

Gloating? Well, sure.

Talent, determination and hard work can take you a long way.

charles said...

Great job Mariah!! Very proud of you! I think we need to get you a "Hello Kitty" Gi for you to fight in...make them laugh...smile sweetly and toss your hair...then beat the ever-living sh-I mean snot outta them. :-)

See ya soon!

Bobbe Edmonds said...

You were in the club the first...Ummm, make that the SECOND day I met you!

Miss Stick said...

Thanks bobbe, I appreciate it.... it just goes to show...


NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER!!!!

hahaha~ :)

~kicks like girl~

Live life... God's Life said...

hey GM Bong is wearing WEndy's jacket...

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