Just competed in my first meet this past Saturday (USAPL in Maryland). Powerlifting is the shit (obvi). It was humbling and inspiring at the same time. It was HELLA fun, StormTheBeach won the overall prize and I was probably last place in the 242s (weighed in at about 223, lol).
I utterly failed at bench, getting 35lbs below my best gym lift. That pause fucking killed me, my sticking point is a few inch off the chest and I really need the stretch reflex to drive through that. Squat and Deadlift went well and I accomplished what I wanted to there - a 25lb PR and 20lb PR, respectively.
My total sucked but it gives me something to improve on. Won't be my last meet. Here's a vid of my attempts (the chick recording missed my first squat) if anyone cares.
I hit a 342 Squat, 254 Bench and 474 Deadlift for a 1070 total.