asked top competitors for competition tips to help with warm-up, staying focused and having fun at tournaments. Here are their answers – compete and unedited: athlete quotes

Bryan Young

Bryan Young, Team Proper, Los Angeles, CA
(competes in point sparring on the NBL circuit and promotes the Autumn Slam tournament)

“Try and keep a routine that allows you to be calm and focus on the upcoming competition. For me I always wake up early the morning of a tournament when I’m out of town and go have breakfast by myself. By doing this, it gives me some time to just think about everything that I want to do later that day, and focus on what I need to do to get the W. Also since breakfast is the most important meal of the day you have to make sure you put some good food in your body if you want to compete at a high level.”

Watch for more updates online and in our upcoming March Offline Quarterly newsletter which will be available at the Amerikick Internationals tournament, March 25-26, 2011.