Meet Recap: Zach competed at the USAPL Maryland State Championships as a nice pre-game to the main show, which is that he is getting married in 2 weeks! We had a quick turnaround this meet to take advantage of the momentum from last prep, and that was a good call as in totality Zach was incredibly strong on the day. He finished 8 for 9 with a 567lb. squat, 374lb. bench press, and a 644lb. deadlift for a 1587lb. total. The lift that got away was deadlift, as based on strength I legitimately think Zach had close to 680-690lbs. on the day, but an odd grip issue came up. You can see it already giving on his 2nd attempt, and then his 3rd attempt moved even faster but lost grip at lockout. We are still not quite sure what happened here, as it wasn’t an issue in training, but the good sign was deadlift was fantastic in training, and once we figure out what happened with grip, there is much more in the tank come next meet.
Weight Class: 90kg