Well, my first meet went as well as I could hope for. I either matched or exceeded all my gym records. I weighed in at 255 (!) so I was in the baluga weight class. I'll be cutting starting tomorrow. There were only about 10 lifters there. Very small meet, but everybody was cool and helpful. Anyhow, my numbers: Squat: 365 385 405 (I honestly could have done 430 without a problem) Bench: 215 235 MISS (pressed before the judge said to) 245 DL: 455 485 500 MISS - only about 5" off the ground. I was tired by this point. So an 1135 total. I wanted to break 1100, so I'm pretty happy. I now know what judges are looking for, so I've confirmed my squats are deep enough, I pause long enough on bench, etc. I also made some good contacts. Oh, and I saw my first 475 raw bench press (his record is 500 something).