So.. if you remember my last PL related post I bombed out at the USAPL Northeast Regionals meet. Long story short my squat suit wasn't on all the way and I couldn't hit depth and bombed out.. got pissed and left(big mistake.. should have stayed for the platform time). Anyway.. sunday I competed at the NJ State Championships in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. It was held at Oceanside Wellness and Fitness which is an amazing facility. The owner is a former powerlifter and the gym is stocked with some awesome equipment. Its also a Parisi Speed School training site which is real neat. Anyway if you want to check it out here is a link: www.oceansidesj.com Now.. onto the meet itself. I weighed in early the night before. Came in at 99.8 kilos (100 kilo/220lb class). Got a good dinner and some decent sleep. Came in bright and early and got situated. The lifts went like this... Squat - 1st attempt - 457 - went out and crushed it.. bar was high and I was a bit forward but since it was my opener it didn't really matter. 2nd attempt - 479 - bar was high again.. got nice and deep but came forward and lost balence on the ascent.. no lift 3rd attempt - repeat - put the bar where it was supposed to be.. it came up with some effort but when I got all the way up I popped into place and the barwhip caught me off guard.. tried to hold it for the rack call but had to take a step or i'd fall over.. redlights! ugh.. it was in the bag too.. oh well my opener was still a competition PR (5lb). Bench - 1st attempt - 275 - got redlighted for the bar being a bit low on the chest and some uneven extension.. shirt was a bit jacked and was reset before the next attempt 2nd attempt - repeat - nice smooth lift... good lift! 3rd attempt - 292 - nice descent.. press call took forever.. nice smooth ascent.. got redlighted for the bar sinking into my chest while waiting for the press call.. Deadlift - 1st attempt - 440 - easy opener just to get my total 2nd attempt - 479 - flew off the floor as expected.. 3rd attempt - 501 - I had pulled 490 a couple weeks prior so I felt real confident.. got up to it and pulled.. came off the floor quick but my shoulders rounded and the bar came out in front of me.. had to drop it.. oh well.. I know its there.. I just need a little more work and its mine.. if nothing else I'll be pulling 500 in the gym very soon. Ended up totalling 1212 which was short of my goal (1275 to qualify for collegiate nationals) but thats a huge improvement over my other 3 lift total of 1107 (pa states last year). I am definately happy with my perforance and it was a good confidence booster after bombing out less than a month before. Came in second in my class of 4 lifters (2 bombed out). It was nice to actually do alrite and set some competition PRs out there. I've got a dvd of the meet coming to me so I'm going to be reviewing that with my coach so that I can see what my weak spots are in terms of form and setup.