The next day was my fight day! I had eight girls in my category (Elite 8). I was very nervous because I took the summer off and was just getting back into competition. I lost my first fight, and was disappointed because I made a mistake resulting in her being able to throw me back. I won my second fight, and that brought back my confidence. In my third fight I lost the bronze medal by shido, which is a small penalty. Although I was disappointed that I didn't win the medal, I knew that I had did my best and learned enough so that next time I will.
After my fight day we had camp at the National Training Center. The camp was good and taught by a well-known Judoka who used to train Olympians! We even got to see some Olympians on our trip and watch them fight in the tournament.