I've been looking into doing a powerlifting meet but all of the information I've seen (on Powerliftingwatch.com) has been overwhelming. I don't really know where to start, everything I see says things like "Championships", "States", "nationals", things like that. I also see some that say Novice/beginner. I've never done a meet before, do i NEED to do a novice/beginner meet? Am I allowed to do a championship or states type meet, or do I need to be invited, or qualify for it? I don't need a specific meet recommendation, I just want to be able to assess what meets would be a good fit for me. Thanks!