was established by Ernie Frantz in 1986. The World Powerlifting
Congress also known as the WPC, consists of 30 countries worldwide
that participate in annual World Championships. We provide
competitive and outstanding Powerlifting meets, and are successfully
known as "a lifter's organization". We pride ourselves on the fact
that the vast majority of our officials are active lifters who
appreciate fair and consistent judging. The WPC supports the
interest of the lifter with constant review of the rules. For
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has earned a reputation for supporting the integrity of the individual lifter, allowing the lifter to be judged fairly and consistently and providing quality contests at all levels. The international arm of the APF is the World Powerlifting Congress. We feel that these organizations will allow each man and woman the opportunity to enjoy Powerlifting as a positive and enjoyable sport.
is a division of the WPC Congress. The only difference between the two is that the Amateur World Powerlifting Congress or AWPC is tested; all other rules are the same.
was developed to bring Amateur (tested) lifting to a venue that is already established with the Powerlifting community so that all lifters may compete on the same platform.