Our problem is getting support staff. Looks like we have a great turnout for Ref's but as usual we are short on quality spotter loaders and I refuse to do a meet without trained spotters to help protect the lifters.
This is just a BIG meet and some very superior lifters. Be prepared. If you don't have a sleeping room yet, GET ONE. You can go rest and relax between flights. It will be money well spent.
Stay off your feet and stay relaxed. Save your energy. This will be a huge and long meet so be prepared and please don't b###h and moan. We should be very happy there is a great turnout and it's only one day in your life. If anyone says they are bored I'll offer the the opportunity to work the platform, score keep, etc to give our staff a small break.
People who have been calling me to ask when the lifting will be over are being told to stay home if they are on a time schedule. I simply don't want to hear people whining about this meet being big and long. It's the NATIONALS, it's supposed to be Big and Long after all, don't most lifters complain about not having any competition? Well they have it now. LOL.
Good Luck to everyone this weekend and please, come prepared and be ready and smart.