My girlfriend was there with a disposal camera taking some pictures, Ryan forgot his camera at the office (as expected). When those get developed I can post 'em on up here.
I will be competing at the Hudson Natural Open (full powerlifting meet) in October. That event will be a sanctioned USAPL meet so I won't be able to wear my kilt and drink beer the whole time, unfortunately. My training for that meet begins tomorrow at 6pm, I hope to hit at least a 1500 total unequipped. Though I will be working with a strength coach so I'm hoping I can get to a 1575 total and qualify for nationals unequipped, as that would be a nice send off before I have to go in for hip surgery. Shoot, if I qualify for nationals I may delay the surgery so I can compete in nationals before I may be forced to retire from the strength game. There are some highland games that I wanted to compete in, but they are occurring the same weekend as a friend's wedding so I can't do that. If I can get a few extra days of vacation out of work I may stay in Colorado (that's where the wedding is) for an extra week and compete at the highland games that are out there the following weekend.
There can be a lot of technical pieces to the clean & jerk, but I just haven't ever bothered with any of that. Starting in August I will be training at an olympic lifting club on Saturdays, the man who runs it thinks I could hit 150kg after working with him 3 or 4 times. So if the impending hip surgery doesn't impact me to drastically I hope to be able to hit at least 50kg more than I did this year. I think that once I get to a point where I can clean more than I can jerk (or press out, I've seated pressed 140kg in the past) I will become more focused on getting the form right. Until then it is tough because I'm not forced to rely on technique at all.