Raw Nationals... what a great place to end my first year of Powerlifting! So much fun with my gym family and powerlifting team- there wasn’t a louder group of people there... we truly brought the hype! I didn’t quite have the meet I was hoping for- ended up having some hard circumstances to lift under... I got sick on Wednesday, ended up losing 4# in the 3 days prior to the meet, despite my best efforts to eat and stay healthy. Weighed in almost 20# below the top of the weight class (75.4kg in the 84kg class). I slept terrible and still am hurting from my bike accident. BUT, I am proud that despite these circumstances, I did hit a meet PR for total, bench (+11#) and deadlift (+6#), broke my own state deadlift records, and the state push-pull record (Bench/deadlift total). I missed my last squat attempt, which I’ve hit in the gym a few times, so my last squat was 308# (@ RPE 🍰). Went 3/3 on bench... they were a little more conservative than I was planning on going, but I ended up crushing my last attempt @ 193#. I wanted to be able to go for a big deadlift PR that I know I have in me, but after missing my 2nd deadlift attempt due to just poor execution, I had to redo 408#, which I hit the second time for a small PR. I still PRed my total by a whole 2.5kg 🤣 at 412.5kg (909#) and finally achieved the status of a “randomly selected” drug tested athlete! Lol. Just being there was a huge blessing, and I know this is just the beginning of my journey. Thank you SO much to my @northweststrength
family and my friends that were all there supporting me, had me live streaming on their TV, watching online, or just following through Instagram- it really does mean a lot! Thanks Coach @danielfelixlibre
for believing in me and taking care of all the things, all after crushing his own Primetime meet the evening before. I have grown so much in this sport in just part of a year working with this guy at NWSC! Also big shoutout to @awesomevic1971
for helping handle and being the best “Team Dad” ever! I can’t wait to have a great meet and be able to show what I’m really capable of- because it’s about to get real interesting this next year!! 💪 Let’s GO!