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World Powerlifting Games 2023

World Powerlifting Games 2023 is slated for October 21-22, 2023, Mountain Island Fitness, Charlotte, North Carolina. On Friday October 20th will be the Class of 2023 Hall of Fame induction ceremony. 


365 Strong World Powerlifting Federation (365 SWPF) was created to unite the world through our sport and empower all competitors.  We welcome all athletes, without discrimination, no matter what gear (or not) they choose to wear to compete or whether they want to be drug tested or not drug tested.  (Athletes only compete against "like" competition.)
Our commitment to the athletes:

Specifically, 1) we promote all lifters, hosts and others that support 365 SWPF before, during and following all federation events, 2) all referees must pass our written and situational oral examinations and each is evaluated on actual performance prior to gaining approval as an International referee, 3) all lifters have access to the best equipment - mono-lifts, competition benches and Rogue calibrated Kilo plates, 4) athletes have a choice to lift to their own walk-up lifting song or not, 5) we put a premium on lifter safety and ensure only experienced spotters are assigned to the platform, 6) we introduce all competitors to the crowd during our opening ceremonies to appreciate the work they've put in to prepare for competition, 7) our awards are awesome, 8) we believe in communication, so the lifters know what's going on at all times leading up to an event (lesson lifter anxiety), and finally 9) we believe in running events that are highly organized, high energy and transparent in nature.

The World Powerlifting Games have been huge successes!! Each year the event has attracted over 100 strength athletes from throughout the glober. Numerous all-time world records have been rewritten and many more current national and international records were achieved as well!  Special thanks to our meet hosts, athletes, officials, event staff and supporters for your participation and dedication!! 

World Powerlifting Games Equipment Update

Platform Equipment:  Calibrated Kilo Plates, Squat - Dynabody Monolift, Bench - Dynabody Competition Bench & Face Savers, Bars - SportKraft 30 kilo squat bar, F8 25 kilo bench bar and Kabuki 20 kilo deadlift bar. 

Warm-up Area Equipment:  Plenty of weight, Squat - 2 Dynabody Monolifts, Bench - 3 Dynabody Competition Benches with Face Savers, Bars - Texas & Kabuki squat bars, F8 & Dynabar 2000 bench bars and several Texas deadlift bars.  Plus, an additional 3-4 power rack availability.

Rauli Tsirekidze of Georgia
Jussi Kananen is the new national chairman for Finland!!
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World Games Action Shots
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World Games 2023 Partners
Warrior Strength Project
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Venue: Mountain Island Fitness 
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DynaBody Equipment
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Past World Powerlifting Game Photos

Here's a few of the photos and videos from the World Games! 

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ESP Power
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2019 Worlds Repeat Champ - Carolina Fitn
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