T?bikan J?dan -
From white to like half way into purple belt I kept a record of every single match and the outcome, most with names. Eventually it just became too much to keep up with because i competed so much. Now I only really remember the faces I recognize or the people who went on to do something significant, like Keenan or people that fought in the UFC, etc. Now that list is on an old broken laptop and lost to time.
That's pretty sweet. How was competing against Keenan?
Terrible but a cool experience. I was one or two weights down from him and we got combined into a round robin division. It was at purple belt and I had a half guard and no top game whatsoever. The first match, I swept him from half guard, got excited to score and he triangle-armbarred me pretty quick after that. The next match I fought his teammate and beat him, so for some reason, instead of just giving me second place, they had me and Keenan fight again in the "finals." I tried to slow him down and put him in 50/50 so I could stay on bottom and fight more strategically, and he armbarred me from 50/50. This was right before he did it to Miyao, and no one even knew you could do that from there. He hurt me pretty bad, and I eventually got bone chips taken out of my arm surgically a few years later. But I guess he saw me holding my arm on the video and messaged me on Facebook to apologize for injuring me, which was super unneccessary but very kind of him. We got along well any time we bumped into each other after that (both lived in Maryland at the time).
This was BEFORE he was winning at purple belt too. I think that year he went out to Chris Visentin in the UAE tournament and first round in Worlds.