Just received a reply from a lift director about the meet I had mentioned in my log (or somewhere).
I had asked if there was anyway I could lift and use my MantaRay too. He stated that he would contact USAPL and find out.
This is what he said:
Not sure how I want to reply to it. I know I CAN squat without it but, I don't think it will be very much weight. I was scared to death to do 135lbs but, maybe that's because of a mental block I had on myself. I don't want the weight to drop behind me, as that's what it feels like it's going to do. I can't create that "shelf".Micheal
This is what I am going to do. I am going to let you lift as a guest lifter squat only. You cannot use the manta ray but I believe you can squat with out it. I have shown other lifter and judges your video and they are impressed with your strength and they all think you can squat without the use of the manta ray also. I hope this helps.
So maybe I won't get to compete ever, unless it's a Rip Invitational, Special Olympics, or some custom meet.