2016 USA Powerlifting Southwest Regionals
You're invited to the
2016 USA PowerLifting SkillCon Sporting Event
December 17th 2016
USA Powerlifting at the SkillCon
SkillCon welcomes  USA POWERLIFTING to the 2016 SkillCon Event week! Events will take place at The Rio Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The divisions will include open, teen, junior, and master's divisions for men & women. Lifts will include bench press, squat and deadlift. This intense event will also include the industry's best known powerlifting vendors and will no doubt be entertaining and inspiring for everyone in attendance.
Tickets, Registration and sponsorship are now on sale.

USA Powerlifting
USA Powerlifting (formerly American Drug Free Powerlifting Association, Inc.) is the leading powerlifting organization in the United States. USA Powerlifting is a member of the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), the governing body of powerlifting internationally. The IPF is comprised of member federations of 100+ countries on six continents. USA Powerlifting, through its affiliation with the IPF, also sends a national team to participate in the World Games. The World Games is an international multi-sports event hosted by the International World Games Association (IWGA) that falls under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The event consists of official sports and demonstration sports selected from those not included in the Olympic Games. The Games are held every fourth year, following the year of the Summer Olympics.


This is an open championship. There are no qualifying totals and/or competitions required to enter this championship. All lifters competing in the championship must be a member of USA Powerlifting. Memberships to USA Powerlifting can now be purchased on-line here 


Awards will be presented to all 1st - 3rd place finishers, for each weight class and division. Champion of Champions award will be presented to the best overall male and female lifters for the Championship. The overall best lifters will be determined by the Wilks formula.


All spectators and coaches may enjoy the competition for an admission fee of $15.00.

2016 Tentative Schedule USA Powerlifting
Friday - Dec. 16th 2016
  • 5:00 to 7:00 pm - Early Equipment Check 
Saturday- Dec. 17th, 2016
  • 7:00 to 8:30 am - Weigh-in/Equipment check for all Women's classes and Men's 53kg through 74kg
    • 9:00 to 1:00 pm - Commencement of lifting for the Women's classes and Men's 53kg through 74kg
    • 1:00 to 1:30 pm - Drug-testing Protoco
  • 11:30 to 12:30 pm - Weigh-in/Equipment check for the men's 83 kg through 120+ 
    • 1:00 to 5:00pm - Commencement of lifting for the men's 83 kg through 120+ weight class
    • 5:00 to 5:30 pm - Drug-testing Protocol
    •  5:30 pm Awards Ceremony for all  Lifting

Local Accommodations

Rio Hotel and Casino Event center
The event will take place at  
The Rio Convention Center 
3700 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas NV 89513 Directions

Hotel Suites
Rio Hotel and Casino
The Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino is host to SkillCon. Events at Skillcon will take place inside the Rio Hotel located at:
3700 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103
Reservations can be made through the SkillCon Reservation Page or click on the following link
If you prefer to phone in your reservations, you may call the Reservation Center at 888-746-6955 to secure a reservation on the SkillCon group block. However, there is a processing fee per reservation if you choose to phone in your reservation. When calling in your reservation, use the SkillCon group code:  SRSKL6

The reservation cut off date is November 25, 2016. Rates are starting at $65 per night and will increase as room blocks are filled, so be sure to book your reservation early and definitly prior to the cut off date to get group rates. Check in time is 3pm. Check out time is 11am. No outside food or beverage is allowed inside the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino.

The closest Airport is  Las Vegas International Airport  (LAS). By far the most convenient, located just  10 miles, approximately 7 minutes from the venue.

Airport Transportation:
Airport  shuttle ($7.00 one way or Limo by Bell $28-$90) 
Uber is available in Las Vegas. We recommend Uber as the best transportation for the region.