I left work Friday and drove to DeLand, FL. It was very uneventful until my map app took me to the bad part of town. Casey bailed me out with some landmarks and I made it to the hotel safely. Friday night we just caught up and got some sleep.

Saturday morning Casey had to weigh in. Once he took care of that, we spent some time hanging out with Brian and Trinity Schwab. I've known both of them for a long time and it is always a pleasure to get to spend some time with them. Casey and I went to eat and then headed back to the hotel so Casey could get some rest. I headed out for a walk. I went for a couple of miles. When I got back we headed back over to the meet to hangout and then went to dinner.

Casey is a pretty guy and I mean that as a compliment. I also don't say that about many males. All weekend long I don't think a single one of the female waitresses even noticed I was there. But, they all seemed to certainly pay attention to Casey. It was actually funny to watch.

Sunday we got up and had some extra time as Casey's session didn't start until 3:00. We went and grabbed some food and then headed over to the meet. I immediately went and found my good friend Jo Jordan. Jo is another guy I love spending time with. He is just a great guy. We had our crew together. Brian, Jo , and I would handle Casey. As Casey was sitting there, Jo asked me if Casey was nervous. I told him not a bit and this is as worked up as he gets. Casey is more relaxed when lifting than even Schwabby.

I'll let Casey tell you how his meet went. I have been impressed by Casey since I first met him. We are usually roommates at all the Team Elitefts functions, so I've gotten to spend a lot of time with him. Each time I walk away more impressed by the person he is. He is truly an amazing young man who I am very proud to call my friend.

Oh yeah. He absolutely killed it on the platform.