World Powerlifting Congress 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 further information check out our History page


American Powerlifting Federation 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.


Amateur World Powerlifting Congress 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.


Amateur American Powerlifting Federation 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