Today I lifted in the charity bench meet at my school festival. Got 275, then 285 and attempted 315. Missed 315, then tried 'er again off the books and was too fried to get 300 for a fifth attempt. They were all meet PR's obviously, but 285 bested my training PR by 10. I weighted in a couple pounds shy of 240.
It was a small informal meet. It was my first time in a competitive setting and I loved it. I think I've got 315 in the bag for my next meet and already learned alot. I was tighter then I've ever been, as evidenced by how tired my back and lats are.
Anyway, just thought I'd share, and try to get everyone who thinks they want to try a meet but are too afraid/insecure, whatever to go to just jump in and have fun.