I came so close to being a WKA National Champion; all those hours, early mornings, late nights... to lose a decision in the final.
But, I am thankful. Thankful that I am injury free. Thankful for the high level of competition. I am thankful for the test before my MMA fight on October 14th. Thankful for my coaches and teammates who helped me prepare.
The competitor in me is disappointed, but the student in me is grateful for the experience.