Waxman's Gym and Praxis Weightlifting are proud to introduce the Southwest Cup, a weightlifting battle of the southwest states.

The Southwest Cup is a USAW-sanctioned, championship-style weightlifting meet to be held this Summer in St. George, Utah, a premier vacation destination in the southwest U.S.

Lifters will battle within their weight-class/division while also earning points for their club and their home state. The state with the most cumulative points will win the cup! Cash prize will also be awarded to the top club.

  • Individuals: Compete for the top 3 spots in your weight class/division. Divisions available: Youth, Junior, Senior, Masters.
  • Clubs: Compete against other participating clubs for the Top Club award (cash prize).
  • States: Battle against each other to determine who is the Best in the Southwest. The winner will take home the cup!


When: Friday and Saturday, August 4-5, 2017

Where: Dixie Convention Center, 1835 S. Convention Center Dr, St. George, UT (website)

Meet Director:
Debbie Millet, Praxis Weightlifting, (801) 440-7699, praxisweightlifting@gmail.com

USAW Sanction #:


This is a sanctioned USA Weightlifting competition. Lifters must be current members of USA Weightlifting to register and participate. All USA Weightlifting competition rules apply.

• Each registered lifter is automatically entered as a member of his/her state team.

• Lifters earn points by establishing a total (1 point) and beating other lifters in your weight class/division (1 point for each lifter you beat). Points count towards the club and state competition.

• Top 3 lifters in each bodyweight category/division will win individual awards.

• The club with the most cumulative points will win the Top Club award (cash prize).

• The state with the most cumulative points will win the battle and take home the Cup!


Updated July 29:

Full start list and session schedule is now available as Downloadable PDF (updated 8/1).

Weigh-In Start

Session Start


Friday 12pm

Friday 2pm

Youth & Junior Boys

Friday 2:30pm

Friday 4:30pm

Youth Girls
Master Women 53kg (age 55-59), 58kg, 63kg (age 35-44),
69kg, 75kg, 90kg

Friday 5pm

Friday 7pm

Masters Men

Saturday 7am

Saturday 9am

Junior Girls 69kg, 75kg
Senior Women 48kg, 53kg, 58kg, 90kg
Masters Women 53kg (age 35-39), 58kg (age 40-44)

Saturday 10am

Saturday 12pm

Senior Men 69kg, 77kg, 85kg

Saturday 12:30pm

Saturday 2:30pm

Junior Girls 58kg, 90kg
Senior Women 63kg, 69kg, 75kg

Saturday 3pm

Saturday 5pm

Senior Men 94kg, 105kg, 105+kg


Registration deadline: July 28, 2017

Early Registration:

Standard Registration: $65 for youth/junior, $85 for senior/master (until July 28)

Late Registration:
 $90 per lifter (after July 28; subject to approval by Meet Director)

Refund/Substitute policy: 
No refunds/No substitutes

Youth, Junior and Senior classes and divisions as per USAW: 


Master classes & divisions as per IWF Masters:

Men: 56, 62, 69, 77, 85, 94, 105, 105+ (ages 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, etc.)

Women: 48, 53, 58, 63, 69, 75, 90, 90+
(ages 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, etc.)

This is a sanctioned qualifier for USAW national competitions. Youth, Junior and Master lifters may register to compete and earn points as an Open/Senior lifter if preferred. Lifters will score points and be eligible for individual awards in the category they registered in only.



Click below for information on getting there and where to stay.

Venue Location/Map

By Flight

By Car



Congratulations to Utah for winning the very first Southwest Cup! Congratulations to Weber State for winning the top team award. Full results follow below.

For official USAW results by individual, click here.

For complete Team and State scoresheet, click here.