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ProRaw X - Conclusion
All in all, I had an amazing weekend. I came away with PB’s across the board, a 6th place finish out of 23 lifters in my first competition in the 95kg class (previous to this meet, the heaviest I’ve ever weighed in at was 86.05kg all the way back in 2014), I got to meet and chat with lots of friends from social media, I got to witness some epic performances and got to lift alongside some really strong lifters in front of a huge crowd on the big stage and I loved every second of it.
I am extremely proud of myself for showing up and performing as well as I did considering I strained my hamstring and quad around 4 weeks out and actually initially withdraw from the competition. I know I’m capable of more, but this competition was a major stepping stone and a momentum/confidence builder for me, and some valuable experience gained. Trust me when I say flying across Australia and being up against world class competition is a completely different ball game to a local meet. You can’t compare them. You can only compare your performance against the people you competed against under the same circumstances. This was my third meet that I have travelled for, and my best performance 💪🏼
My next competition will be the GPC Australian Junior Nationals in Perth in October where I will be competing in the 90kg (198lbs) class with a 24 hour weigh-in. This will be my last competition as a Junior, and I will be putting in the work for an 800kg (1764lbs) Total. I’m excited to get back to work!