The sport of Powerlifting is a big part of what Rucci’s Gym is involved in. The mission being to promote the sport as professional, well run and available to anyone from the beginner to elite.

Rucci’s Gym runs numerous novice competitions throughout the year to help introduce and nurture new lifters to the sport. At this style of entry level competition, new lifters can learn the ins and outs of what it’s like to step on to the platform with the right equipment, rules and officials in place.

Rucci’s Gym has a large Powerlifting team of over 100 lifters who are committed to the sport and continually strive to improve not only themselves but the team around them. Rucci’s Gym is represented at competitions around the country with some fantastic achievements. Some of the big achievements from 2016/2017 include:

  • Rait Sagor totaling 950kg in the 100kg class at the 2018 GPC Open Nationals, winning gold, winning overall breaking the Australian and World Records.

  • Brian Cook totalling 740kg int he 82.5kg class at the 2016 GPC Perth Cup to just beat Yianni Magoulias for overall lifter.

  • Yianni Magoulias winning the 2017 GPC Pastacup Perth Cup in some of the most exciting and closest competition we have seen in WA.

  • Dani Pearsall representing PTC and Australia at the 2017 GPC World Championships, as a Master and wining gold.

  • Representation from our team at ProRaw8 and ProRaw9.

  • Numerous podium finishes in IPF, GPC and GPA sanctioned competitions.

  • Numerous Australian/World records by our team.


Dan Rucci is the WA delegate for the GPC (Global Powerlifting Committee) – the largest Powerlifting federation in Australia. This comes with the responsibility of promoting the sport, the federation and to carry out sanctioned GPC competitions in WA. Two of the premier GPC competitions run each calendar year are the Perth Cup and the WA State Titles.

Paul Rucci is the APU WA State Manager and Coach and is responsible for promoting the federation, running sanctioned APU competitions in WA and coaching at national and international level.

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The Powerlifting team at Rucci’s Gym is welcoming to new lifters whether you are a complete beginner or elite . Strength isn’t measured in kilos on the bar, it’s more about mindset. Everyone starts somewhere. Lifters aren’t born squatting 300kg, it takes discipline, hard work and the right environment – of which Rucci’s Gym has.

If you are interested in being a part of what we do and joining our team then contact us.

Dan and Paul Rucci are proud to support the Westside vs The World documentary as Executive Producers.

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