Tomorrow I hope to get the full rules on the contest. I was told "clean and jerk" by the person who first mentioned it, and I totally forgot to ask the strictness of this lift and if there were performance regulations. For me, I basically power clean the sucker and only dip up to 6-8" under the bar at most, pulling it almost to neck height through brute force and little proper technique. It would benefit me greatly to work on some front squatting and learn to pull properly, but with so little time I probably wouldn't get much out of it, so rather I'm going to work every 4-6 days on my usual technique and try to get over 260 to get a fair amount for the lift. I find that my press is usually only 5-10 lbs. over my clean (at least, that's how it was in the past) so as long as I can clean a fair amount it should all work out in the end. With what I think I'm capable of, here's the plan if there are 3 attempts:
DL - open with 475 just to ensure a number in case I panic and bomb out, then 500, then 515-520, depending on where I max out in the next 3 weeks (provided I get past the 500!)
Clean and jerk/press - open with 225, bump to 250 on 2nd attempt, and if I feel good, push to get 265-270 for the third.
I feel that with the C&P, what holds me back is the feel of the equipment I'm used to. Nothing makes an initial pull feel worse to me than plates that feel loose on the bar, as you can pull the first 1/4 - 1/2" before the sleeves even come into contact with the plates and start the initial pull. I'm counting on the fact that since the people holding it have an olympic lifting club that they'll have some high-quality equipment there, and that'll make it feel that much better. Now, as long as I can get over the anxiety of lifting in front of a stand full of people we'll see how things go!