365 Strong World Powerlifting Federation is Uniting the Sport of Powerlifting while Empowering the Lifter! During the present Coronavirus Pandemic we will post the latest federation news and information updates on our blog page.
>Follow the road to the 2020 World Powerlifting Games (& World Bench Face-Off) by turning to World News Central
>Via Zoom, we will feature a bi-monthly broadcast of federation news and information updates, as well as Q & A discussions, training secrets, interviews, etc.
>Meet results, current record holders and lifter rankings are posted on this website within 24-48 hours following each event.
>Jeff Guller writes a monthly article for "Elite FTS" featuring Jeff's insights, experiences and topics of discussion.
>365 Strong maintains a position of promoting the athletes, hosts and our team of supporting partners that make up the foundation of this federation. We have a "no discrimination" policy regarding race, culture, nationality, religion or political beliefs. We welcome unity in our sport for all athletes no matter if an athlete is "tested" or "untested", geared or raw, novice or World Champion or a youth or masters lifter.
>Kim Helm will post video via social media promoting our athletes, supporting cast of partners, meet hosts, etc.
2020 World games report
After numerous COVID-19 delays the 2020 World Powerlifting Games & World Bench Face-Off produced over 100 great lifters, a strong spectator turnout and some very good divisional and weight class match-ups. When the chalk dust finally settled there were no less than 40 new World Records set! Divisional Best Lifter & Bench went to the following athletes, Reyhan Roybal, Shelley Yates, Triston Norris, Roy Apseloff, Tim Womack, Curtis Rabon, John von Rohr, Doug Smithey, David Crater, Brandon Arthur and Brandon Snowder. Team Plate Punishers won a close competition staving off a strong challenge from Carolina Fitness Center and Nebobarbell.
Special thanks to Mountain Island Fitness for hosting the event, vendors Dynabody Fitness Equipment and Warrior Genetics Lab and the many event staffers that played a large role to ensure all came off without a hitch.
365 Strong Blog post featured on powerliftingwatch.com
365 Strong blog post, "No place for racism in Powerlifting or Society" made front page news on the powerliftingwatch.com website this week. 6/16/20
Kentucky Powerlifting newcomer Hollie Sands featured
Hollie Sands is a M1-Masters raw athlete and a newcomer to competitive powerlifting. Though weight training for a number of years it wasn't until recently, the summer of 2019, did she feel inspired to compete in a sanctioned competition. Her first competition was May 25th the Kentucky Classic a push pull event in her hometown of Stanton, KY. Under the watchful eye of IWT Gym owner and coach Wayne Hall she went 7 for 7 that day, making her 242.5 lb. world record setting 4th attempt bench press and deadlifting 440.9 lb. another record!!
As Hollie prepares for the Kentucky State meet coming up on October 12th her training lifts are going through the roof! This time she'll compete in full power and hopes to claim all of the current world records both for Open and M1-Masters! We plan to live stream this event on social media.
Bill Gillespie 308 lb. class World Record 903.9 BP at 59 years young!! Update: Bill recently BP 914.9 lb. as a SHW!
Interview with Greyson Williams
Interview with Pete Mahaffey
Interview with Givi Margvelashvili of Georgia
Interview with Curtis Rabon
365 Strong Talk Show radio is on the air, click on the photo on the left to listen to this weeks podcast! Our weekly show is hosted by radio personality, 365 Strong Missouri Co-Chairman and federation athlete Chad Hickam.
Features & Topics: Special guests, federation news and notes, training strategy variables and much more!