I just want to clarify, I'm not upset about my performance at all. I was disappointed at how the farmer's walk went, but generally speaking I placed pretty low so that's where the "suck" comes from.
Anyway, training. I had been training for powerlifting primarily at a place called NX Level up through January. Starting in Febuary I had to work a bunch of trade shows and this caused me to not really train at all leading up to this contest (I got to lift 4 times in the 3 weeks before the competition). I haven't trained with a strongman implement since last December. So to say the least, I wasn't prepared at all. That never sways me though, I'm happy to lift at any given moment and this competition provided one of those moments.
Regarding my stats, I weighed in at 215lbs for this show (very heavy for me) and I'm about 5'10" tall. This was my second ever strongman competition, I competed in the novice class at Milwaukee's Strongest Man last fall (took 2nd by 1 point). My lifts are bench over 300 (315-ish, maybe a bit more), deadlift 550+, and squat 525+. Nothing too impressive but OK numbers for unequipped, drug-free lifting. My overhead jerk is somewhere near 300.