7 months later I competed in my first local tournament, the Pennsylvania Combat Sports Games.
They didnt have anyone else in my age bracket (30+) so they put me up against under 30's of similar weight. This was no time limit submission only, and my first match went 30 minutes but ended positively:
In the second match they put me up against an 18 yr old who's first match went only 5 mins, and he got the win by triangle:
I'm on the left, and took 2nd place.