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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 life. 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 train as a team twice a week at the brand-new weight room at the Canyon Activity Center, while also having 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 be able to compete in 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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GCU Powerlifting Club Roster

Powerlifting Coaching Staff

Alex Cox

Student Head Coach
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Alex Cox, a junior entrepreneurial studies major, is a first-time student head coach as he leads the GCU Powerlifting team into their first full year of existence. Cox, who also is majoring in Entrepreneurial Studies with a minor in Pre-Law, has learned all about life balance in his first two years as a GCU student 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 last year, drawing from the inspiration and teachings of Jeremy Hernandez, who helped lead the Lopes’ Powerlifting program before graduating in May 2019. While in high school, Cox also played baseball, ran cross country and participated in the long jump, 100-meter and 400-meter races on the track.


Cox believes his path from his hometown to Grand Canyon University is for a purpose, saying, “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 academic goal is to graduate in the spring of 2021 from GCU.