Yeah, I know what you mean. I live in Alaska and we have sub-junior world record holders here. I'm getting out squatted by 15 and 17 year old girls haha. All you can do is train hard though and be consistent. It's definitely a sport that requires a ton of patience and hard work. I've only had one powerlifting meet so far and have fallen in love with the sport. Anyway, I hope your upcoming meet goes well! Best of luck to you.