Awesome Start

Oct. 16, 2011, 11:10 a.m. (ET)
Saturday, Oct. 15
Opening ceremonies was awesome! There was a really cool light show and live performances, but what really made it an experience of a lifetime was marching with countless people screaming for the USA.

Today male and female fin weight fought. Ollie fought awesome. He really took it to the Guatamala player, but as it sometimes does, the breaks didn't slide our way.

Derianne made us all proud to be team USA today. She had a close OT win in the first round, and then destroyed her 2nd opponent to make it to semi finals. She fought like a much older, more experienced fighter in semis, and after a brief rally in the the 3rd round she ended up losing to the eventual gold medalist from Canada.

Both players did a wonderful job starting us off, and we are all looking forward to Terrence and Nicole bringing the heat tomorrow. GO TEAM USA!