Masters Class National Competition?
Posted 21 October 2010 - 05:50 PM
Is there about 5 national masters events every year where they break down age groups and weight categories like 40-44, 45-49, 50-54 and so forth?
Also when are the schedules usually released for 2011?
Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks in Advance.
Posted 21 October 2010 - 06:59 PM
Posted 21 October 2010 - 08:53 PM
You can have a lot of fun with the masters division, sometimes you even get to compete with people like former Olympic team members.
Posted 22 October 2010 - 05:37 PM
Posted 22 October 2010 - 05:43 PM
I'm not sure what's worse: going against a 20-something my own size, but with insane athleticism (and often good technique), or an old guy with less athleticism, good technique, and who outweighs me by 50 lbs. I just go to give it a whirl, and don't worry about who I get paired up with. Whether it's a 'yute', or an giant old guy, it's all the same to me.
I think if you are looking for masters competition, you have to look at masters tournaments. Although, I think the masters 'league' was recently subsumed by USAJudo. Don't know what the status is.
Posted 23 October 2010 - 08:08 PM
Posted 24 October 2010 - 01:04 AM
It's much worse if your over 30 and a female. The All Women's events do a good job of trying to get us out.
Don't count on the USA Judo tournaments to actually give you competition in your age and weight bracket. If you look at the tournament pools, you'll find out just how shallow it is.
Instead, ask other masters in your area about good tournaments.
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 01:35 PM
Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:51 PM
I believe the standard is that you can go down in age until competition is found, or up in weight in the same age until competition is found.
Posted 28 October 2010 - 07:09 PM
I had to go down in age (22 year old compared to my 34) and up in weight (265 compared to my 230) - it didn't end pretty but I had fun. (This was novice division, and we were the only two competitors in 'senior novice heavy'