Strength Competition Cover Photo

The UW-Stout Strength Competition is the premier strength event held at the Health & Fitness center every Spring (Wed, April 8, 2015). The competition is meant to motivate strength training in the UW-Stout campus.

Men's events

  • Overall Winner (Bench Press, Squat, & Dead Lift)
  • Squat Champ
  • Bench Your Body Weight (done on command)

Women's events

  • Bench Champ (65lb as many times as you can)


  • Registration is free for HFC members
  • The last date for registration is Tuesday, April 7th
  • Registration takes place at the Health & Fitness Center Front Desk

General information

  • All competitors are required to sign a waiver before they can compete.
  • The winner is based on both the weight lifted and their body weight so everyone has a fair chance.
  • The Wilks formula will be used to judge the winner based on their body weight and weight lifted. Wilks formula is used for all official IPF (International Powerlifting Federation) meets.
  • Prizes will be distributed for the Overall winner, the Body Weight Bench champ, and the Squat champ. Other prizes will be given out through the course of the competition to participants and spectators!
  • NO chalk or full body suits will be allowed for the competition, however, wrist straps and back belts will be available for use and athletes may bring their own knee wraps.

Event format

Weigh In/Warm Up (4:30PM): The order of sign-in, beginning at 4:30PM, at the Health & Fitness Center (HFC) Desk will establish the lifting throughout the competition.

Lifting rules will be explained and demonstrated before each event, however, we do expect all competitors to read and understand the lifting rules before the event. If you have any questions, you can clarify it during this time.

Lifting Rules (Helpful videos below)

Lifting Attempts: All competitors will get three attempts for each lift. We will use the BEST of three lifts to judge the winner. The order of lifts are:

  • Men's Squat
  • Women's Bench
  • Men's Bench
  • Bench Your Body Weight
  • Men's Deadlift

Past Winners

2014     2013     2012     2011     2010     2009 (not available)

Lifting Rules

The Deadlift Rules Video Transcript

The Squat Rules Video Transcript

The Bench Press Rules Video Transcript

Additional Information

For any other questions, comments, or concerns contact the Health & Fitness Center. 715-232-5390 or