absolutely brilliant comp, well run, my coach was there(who is unbelievably good) and i did well. squats, i opened on a comp PB of 265, no issues. coach called for 275, felt better than the 265. bit of a jump to 290. tricky moment this, i should have been squatting this a year ago but due to having no monolift access, i kept fucking up my set up and being unbalanced. Ger kept me right though, gave me a list minute trick and we nailed it he said i was good for the 300 but wanted to play this comp safe with worlds coming up. so onto bench. opened on 175, equal comp PB and it felt hard. my shirt just didnt feel right but we got it. Ger called for 180 and after a long hard fight it was taken off me as it had stalled just before lock out. He suggested we called it a day there and saved it for the worlds. Deadlifts, again kit issues but we opened on 260 and ground it out. i re-set the straps for lift 2 and got 265 after a bit of a struggle. Wise old head Ger told me to leave it there. Bigger fish to fry soon enough. So despite playing things conservatively, i got 2 squat PBs, the 2nd being some 25kg more than my previous comp best, equalled comp best on bench and equalled PB on deadlift. my total was 730kg which is 40kg more than my previous best. i won my weight class, was awarded best master lifter and missed out on best equipped lifter by a few tenths of 1 wilks point! i'm shattered but things are looking good for the states. just wish i had someone record my squats!