I decided to knock the dust off the platform and get back out there for the first time in over 2 years. Having recently switched to lifting raw I felt a lot more relaxed going into the meet not having to deal with gear.
I weighed in at 179lbs lifting in the 181lb weight class. I have always been a very poor performer on stage compared to lifting in the gym. Going into the competition I had hit a 520 squat, 340 bench, and 520 deadlift. These lifts were not maxes at the time so I was hoping to perform better and total 1400. I ended up totaling 1367 for a new USAPL TX state record in the raw 181lb open category. The attached video can be clicked through to see all the attempts in order with the poundage of each. I finished with a 507 squat(raw tx state record), 342 bench, and 518 deadlift.
I didn't expect it to be this bad but the days after this meet I feel like a truck ran me over. My future goals include getting that 1400 total. I need to work on hitting my opening squat because I always screw that up due to nerves. This doesn't put me in a good position for my third attempt having to stay at the same weight as my first for my second lift. I don't think the third squat was deep enough but I was told from the side is looked like it barely made it. Thanks for the support I get from some of you out there in the T-Nation community.
EDIT: video is not showing up so I am uploading it to my hub and will try to embed it after that. It is a large file.