My gym put on a fun meet, unsanctioned, for newbs like me to get a bit of experience. There aren't any local meets I can attend until the spring, so I jumped in on this one.
Pulled 475, was very happy as it was a 40 lb PR. I weighed in at 196 and now have 8 solid months of powerlifting training behind me.
My coach said he should have opened me at 435 and finished at 500, cause he thinks I had 500 in me that day. Next 1 RM day I'm attempting 5 bills.
I had a blast.