I will never do this contest again. Every year the rules change and this year took the fuckin' cake. "No chalk, because we can't have suspicious powders on an Air Force base. It would make an anthrax attack too easy." I thought they were joking, but no seriously no chalk because it could be anthrax.
So, I got a bench PR of 315 and then on my first attempt for the deadlift I tried 450, it slipped from my hands, I said fuck this, and went home. I guess I need to pony up the cash for a real power lifting federation and all that may entail including travel or just do strongman in the summers and forget about competing in this. But, I will not participate in this event again.