That is a very good idea about meeting up at various meets we do. Even if you don't do meets, it would be awesome to have somebody there that has your back. Meets are tough. A little extra support never goes amiss.
I am going to figure out how to do this proposed summer meet. I think I can if the gods don't put their finger on the scale, we'll see.
I'm going to be doing 2 meets in virginia this year. I haven't confirmed that yet, but I will when they are set. If someone else was doing something in a 6-8 hour radius, I would go there on a weekend for sure.
I am Anton Zdravko Martin!
Best meet lifts: Sq 150 Kg (330 lb), Bench 120 Kg (264), DL 160 (352) @89 Kg (197)
Best gym lifts: Sq 375, Bench 275 (pause), DL 370 @205 or less
Goals beyond my wildest dreams, 600 Kg raw total, 200/160/240
Hack away at anything which isn't essential. Do what you love, and do it often. Fazc.