well, ive been in three competitions now, so clearly im qualified to speak on this
first one was great. rather small powerlifting meet; maybe 25 lifters combined. really cant say anything bad about it. everybody cheered for each other, was great about helping each other, etc.
the one thing that surprised me was the length of it. i was expecting to get there at 9am, out by noon, drunk by 2:30. but it was an all day affair.
my wife went with me and said, "these guys are strong? they look fat." cant wait for the next one