Okay... So that title may be a little over-reaching but I am in Japan, Tokyo about to head to sleep and wake up to compete in a dual meet format against the top 8 women's teams in the world!!
It doesn't get any better than this.
My first match tomorrow morning will be a rematch of the final of last weekends Klippan tournament in Sweden when I took on 2011 world silver medallist Bukina from Russia! Then Ukraine's young team and afterward I'll be up against Mongolia, a rematch of my close, controversial last match from the 2013 world chanpionships.
Unlike traditional wrestling tournaments, the World Cup uses as a dual meet format where the 8 teams are divided into two pools and then there are crossover matches the second day where the top teams wrestle for first overal, then 2nd place in the pool wrestle for 3rd, and so on...
Dual meets are by far the most exciting type of tournaments where teams wrestle head to head, in this case nation by nation and I believe the young guns from Canada are cocked and ready to go!
I intended to write more about my Japan experience but thoughts of the tournament have permeated to the forefront of my mind!
All I can say, we are staying at the Japan institute of Sport in one of the smaller districts of Tokyo and it is a beautiful, state of the art facility. Best part are the heated toile seats. No... But the toilets are pretty impressive.
They have an expansive 6 mat wrestling room and a 'spa' area with a sauna and 3 different temperature pools; makes post workout recovery feel quite luxurious.
That's it for now! Goodnight!
Hopefully going to be #biginjapan tomorrow and dominate!
Erica Wiebe is a Canadian freestyle wrestler and Bachelor of Arts student at the University of Calgary. Her passion for wrestling and writing combine in the words of this blog, sprinkled with a strong opinion on certain matters and a hint of feminist thrown in for good measure.