Tiny Meekers opener of 832 was SILLY easy, the head judge made him hold if for a few extra seconds, lets just say NO question on the lockout. He tried 900 twice and locked out the right side on his second but was an inch from lockout on the left side. He missed both his second and third in my opinon, but strong lifting.
Hawthorne OPENED with 551 at 129 and SMOKED IT. He tried 617 for a pr on a second and lost it in front. On his third, with tears in his eyes, pulled it literally two inches from lockout, look for that and more next meet.
Caprari vs Eiseman. Eiseman OPENED with 800 and missed below the knee. Tony SMOKED 749 and then WISELY passed his second. Eiseman again missed his second and third at the knees, and Tony went for a third with a new WR 775 and had it all the way locked out and the bar jumped out of his hands.....SUPER pulling at 195 lbs.
I just tried to stay ahead of the Europeans opening light with 672, and an easy jump to 705, I then was informed of a master lifter that did a 750 earlier in the day so that forced me to a 755 third, which was SMOKED. I tried 810 on a 4th but did not get the lift.
Best lifter light was between Tony and Rich with Rich winning.
Best lifter heavy was me (Praise God, and big thanks to the crowd and my awesome training partners)
I am unsure about the best lifters in the Bench. My boy Priest smoked 600 on an opener at 198 and JUST missed a 700 twice.
Meet ran QUICK and smooth. Judges seemed to tighten up a bit from previous years.
Gus was awesome as usual. Brandt Bishop, Don Bell best MC of all time, and the whole staff kicked ass as usual.
On to 800 next!