I competed in the 100% Raw World Championships yesterday hosted by Dan Corridean in Hagerstown, MD. The "World Championships" is deceiving because all but 4 people were from the US. A family of 3 came from Estonia and there was a guy from Russia; why they would fly around the world for this meet, I have no clue... Most of the weights are approximate because they were slightly off from the kilo conversion and the results haven't been posted yet. Squat: 380 413 429.9 all white lights and the weights seemed very easy, the judge said I was below parallel by 2", I should have gone up more Bench: 250 275.6 292 no lift my bench sucks, I got one red light on the first lift because my heel was up slightly according to the one judge, they didn't have a dedicated lift-off man (I got someone for my 3 attempt) so the one spotter would give you a lift-off and then quickly run over resulting in a shitty lift-off, the 292 was attempted twice because the first time they made a mistake and put 2 more kilos on one side and they didn't realize it until afterwards Deadlift: 407 429 451.9 all easy as hell, I should have gone up more but this was a big PR for me Total: 1157.4 lbs The equipment was great (Polak Made racks and bench) and the weights were Ivanko calibrated. The Okie Deadlift bar felt really good. I thought it was a pretty well run meet except it should have been kept a 2 day event; I got there at 8am to sign in and check rack heights and didn't go out until 8:20pm. I started to feel very tired after the BP and I slept incredible last night. I met some really great people and am glad I went. I weighed in at 229.6 so was in the 242 weight class and got 2nd place in the 242 Junior (20-24) class. BUT I think there were only 2 in this particular class so that means nothing I still got a trophy but it means very little considering I ended up gashing my left knee cap open walking around the weirdly set-up bleachers between my 1st and 2nd BP attempts. It was pretty deep and if I wasn't at the meet I would have gone to Urgent Care, but I pulled through and am glad I didn't go. I ended up putting on a large bandage and wrapping 2 seperate gauzes around it to stop the bleeding with the meet director's permission (no knee wraps or sleeves allowed). This is the best I can do right now as far as pics, I'm sorry.