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Welcome to GCU Co-Ed Powerlifting Club

The GCU Powerlifting Club offers student-athletes a chance to learn about your body, while creating and understanding accountability in other facets of their lives.  The mission of the club is to provide a hobby while also teaching you the importance of setting goals.  As part of GCU Powerlifting, you’ll learn how the immediate feedback from the heavy lifting teaches you how the body moves and operates, and how to apply proper techniques to your training sessions. 

Powerlifting team members will practice as a team twice a week at the brand-new weight room at the Canyon Activity Center, and you’ll have access to additional on-campus resources.  The team will come together each week to share what each person has learned so that they can help each other grow in their craft.  Some team members will compete in actual sanctioned meets later in the year, and possibly help organize and be part of a local tournament hosted at GCU.

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Powerlifting Schedules

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Powerlifting Coaching Staff

Alex Cox

Student Head Coach
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He is a rising senior at Grand Canyon University, and now, Alex Cox is a first-time student head coach as he leads the GCU Powerlifting team into their second full year of existence. Cox has learned all about life balance in his first three years as a GCU student, working for a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurial Studies as well as Pre-Law with learning the science of powerlifting. Cox first discovered weight training while at Gateway Christian School in his birthplace of Roswell, New Mexico, as a deterrent to bullying. Cox stepped up to the next level of powerlifting in 2018-19, drawing from the inspiration and teachings of Jeremy Hernandez, who helped lead the Lopes’ Powerlifting Program before graduating in May 2019, and Cox took over as the head coach last summer. Weightlifting wasn’t Cox’s only sport in high school, since he also played baseball, ran cross country, and participated in the long jump, 100M and 400M races on the track.

As far as what led Cox from the Land of Enchantment to Grand Canyon University, he merely replies, “It was the direction that God pointed me to.” Cox will now point new club members to the right way of training themselves in powerlifting, and how that can help set their goals in other aspects of life. Cox’s next big academic goal is to graduate in the spring of 2021 from GCU