Well now we know Kenny didn't fly back to his home planet
Sounds like a great comp, the missed squat sounds about normal, it's amazing what you can forget in the heat of the moment. When I walked up to my first squat the back spotter was a trainer and my gym and he said, "Go slow Ken, no rush." How do you think he knew to say that? lol.
Let us know how your numbers go afterward. Everything I had went down over a period of 2 months. But it's all coming back now.
It was amazing. I was overwhelmed by the support we got from the other lifters that were there. Some real legends, and some real quality lifters. I was told before my squat, "go down slower than you're used to, because you'll be moving faster than you realise" - I see what he means. The squat videos i've seen show us pretty much dive bombing on the way down!
The squat really messed with my brain. I'm glad I have a training partner that really knows me - he was our runner/handler. There's a bunch of technique issues I'm changing in my squat, but only realised this a few weeks out from the meet and decided not to change anything so close to it. So when it came time to squat my mind was all over the place. After the No Lift my handler just kept saying, "this is not the time to f***** think. Just f***** lift. Stop thinking too much!". Another guy told me to imagine I was under water and block everything out, which actually really worked for me! Lucky I didn't visualise myself drowning.
Also, the best lifter who is 13th in the world for his class is really interesting (robert love). His coach, a legend himself, has trained him for 20 years. Anyway, Robert doesn't ever know what he's lifting in competition, and he doesn't care. The coach decides everything and doesn't even tell him. He set a british record but wasn't even aware. He says he just goes out and lifts and doesn't care what's on the bar - the coach chose the number because he's capable of it. He rarely misses even in competition. I found this out when I said, "what you go next". He just said, "duno - ask him (points to coach). I just lift it, the weight doesn't matter to me".