The meet was excellent. I thought there was fair judging across the board. No favoritism. A rotation of judges so they could rest. A great head loader/spotter that must have been on a mixture of meth and Ritalin to have been on top of everything for the entire meet without break.
James Searcy only took one squat. Didn’t get depth and didn’t want to squat any lower raw, so he dropped out.
James Jacobs at 239lbs could have been second if he took his lifts more conservatively. I think he knew he’d have to hit some big pr’s to win and ended 4 or 5 for 9. Ryan Celli missed his first squat and last deadlift.
The heavyweights came down to the last deadlift; Scott Smith going in with a 530 wilks and a torn callous, Scott Weech with a 532. They both ended up missing, so Weech took the win. Mike Tuscherer went for about 870 for his third deadlift to tie Scott Smith but also missed.
Taylor Stallings was awesome with a 400 squat and almost 500 deadlift.