Meet Recap: Payton competed at his first meet this past Saturday, and could not have performed better! He came away with a 9/9 day, hitting a 424lb. squat, 198lb. bench press, and 446lb. deadlift for a 1069lb. total! I am not surprised at all by this though, as Payton is one of the hardest working athletes I have had the pleasure of coaching, and I had little doubt his efforts would show through on the platform. With this being his first meet and ever lift guaranteed to be a PR, I had him take a more conservative approach and called attempts about 2.5kgs less than I would someone who was more experienced. Not that Payton couldn’t handle a bit more aggressive attempt selection, but any time it is someone’s first meet my goal is to strive for perfect execution and set a solid standard to build off of.
Division: Teen 3
Weight Class: 93kg