Thursday morning I boarded the plane alone. In the Air Force we always used to travel alone so I'm used to it. But once we got to our destination we were always greeted by strangers that quickly became our family. And that was the exact case this weekend with united states strongman family . In team sports you're always rooting for the other team to lose, to miss a shot, to have an off-day. But in this sport the camaraderie is unbelievable. Everybody's cheering for you to do your best even girls you're competing against. They all wish you hit new PRs, they're all yelling for you, they want you to do your best. At first I was a little intimidated to meet the strongest women in the US , but then I was blown away by how friendly and helpful everybody was.
Friday night went off without a hitch, everybody was hitting new PRS left and right for their MAX deadlift. I was amazed by the strength that these women have. I hit two new PR as myself, 365 and 375 for Max deadlift. That one event left myself, and I'm sure everybody else, hungry for the following four events the next day. Melatonin was definitely needed that night to calm my nerves and close my eyes.