Powerlifting Federations

World Powerlifting Congress (WPC)

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World Powerlifting Congress (WPC)

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. They provide competitive and outstanding Powerlifting meets, and are successfully known as “a lifter’s organization”. The WPC pride ourselves on the fact that the vast majority of their officials are active lifters who appreciate fair and consistent judging. The WPC supports the interest of the lifter with constant review of the rules.

Drug Testing

The WPC does not drug test. The AWPC, a WPC affiliate DOES drug test.


“The WPC allows lifting gear with unlimited plies including denim, canvas, velcro and open back, briefs with legs and up to 2.5 m knee wraps. They also allow use of a monolift.” – Quote: Powerlifting Watch.

In raw divisions, only a belt is allowed. No wrist wraps or knee wraps.

Age Divisions

OPEN (Senior): 13 years upward
MASTER 1: 40 years to and including 44 years of age
MASTER 2: 45 years to and including 49 years of age
MASTER 3: 50 years to and including 54 years of age
MASTER 4: 55 years to and including 59 years of age
MASTER 5: 60 years to and including 64 years of age
MASTER 6: 65 years to and including 69 years of age
MASTER 7: 70 years to and including 74 years of age
MASTER 8: 75 years to and including 79 years of age
MASTER 9: 80 years upward
SUB MASTER: 33 years to and including 39 years of age
JUNIOR: 20 years to and including 23 years of age
TEENAGE: 13 years to and including 15 years of age
TEENAGE: 16 years to and including 17 years of age
TEENAGE: 18 years to and including 19 years of age

Weight Classes

52.0kg Class – up to 52.0kg
56.0kg Class – from 52.01 to 56.0kg
60.0kg Class – from 56.01 to 60.0kg
67.5kg Class – from 60.01 to 67.5kg
75.0kg Class – from 67.01 to 75.0kg
82.5kg Class – from 75.01 to 82.5kg
90.0kg Class – from 82.51 to 90.0kg
100.0kg Class – from 90.01 to 100.0kg
110.0kg Class – from 100.01 to 110.0kg
125.0kg Class – from 110.01 to 125.0kg
140.0kg Class – from 125.01 to 140.0kg
140.0+kg Class – from 140.01 to unlimited

44.0kg Class – up to 44.0kg
48.0kg Class – from 44.01 to 48.0kg
52.0kg Class – from 48.01 to 52.0kg
56.0kg Class – from 52.01 to 56.0kg
60.0kg Class – from 56.01 to 60.0kg
67.5kg Class – from 60.01 to 67.5kg
75.0kg Class – from 67.51 to 75.0kg
82.5kg Class – from 75.01 to 82.5kg
90.0kg, Class – from 82.51 to 90.0kg
90.0+kg Class – from 90.01 to unlimited

Contact Information

Kieran Kidder, Owner
World Powerlifting Congress
505 Westgate Drive
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: 630-896-7309
Phone: 1-866-389-4744
Fax: 630-896-7309
Email: amyljackson@aol.com
World Powerlifting Congress (WPC) Website

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