It really depends on the judges for the most part. That being said, powerlifting isn’t a unified sport so it helps to know people. I think it’s safe to say that if your gym or company is a large sponsor you may get special treatment.
That being said, not everyone has many options when it comes to federations. Compete in what you can, if judges are letting high squats slide then squat high, unless you have an ego or have something to prove. Nobody is going to red light you for squatting deeper than what the judges are calling.
Edit: Is that the Pro/Am in Ohio? I plan on competing there in multiply for my first multiply meet.
Edit 2: Looks there are two SPF Pro/Ams. One is the Ironman Classic on March 2-3 which is what I plan on doing, and the SPF Midwest Raw on March 16-17. I’m guessing your talking about the latter since it’s in IL.[/quote]
Thanks for the response - I see what you’re saying. And it’s the Pro/Am on the 16th - I just edited it.