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The World Powerlifting Games 2021 will be the best ever!! 

The "World Powerlifting Games 2021", which includes the "World Bench Face-Off"is scheduled for October 16-17, 2021. The host venue will be Muzz's Gym, N. Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Athletes that are flying in from various parts of the United States or from other nations can connect a flight directly to North Wilkesboro, NC by way of the Wilkes County Regional Airport or fly into Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, NC and catch our event shuttle service to North Wilkesboro. 


The World Powerlifting Games will include both "tested" and "untested" classifications in Full Power, Push Pull, Squat, World Face-Off Bench and Deadlift only.  The "World Bench Face-Off" is for Elite level bench competitors. Go directly to the events dedicated web page by clicking on the button below. This page will also provide lifters with all of the meet qualifying options. 

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, compeition 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 2018, 2019 and 2020 World Powerlifting Games were huge successes!! Each year the event has attracted over 100 elite athletes from 12 nations and 32 states across the USA. Several all time world records fell and many more current international records were achieved as well!  Special thanks to our meet hosts, athletes, officials, event staff and supporters for your participation and dedication!!   


Jussi Kananen is the new national chairman for Finland!!
Rauli Tsirekidze of Georgia
International Athletes and Country Leaders Welcome
We would like to welcome all present and former athletes, meet organizers and those that feel that their experience would be an asset to this federation and the sport in your country.  
365 SWPF has appointed Jussi Kananen of Finland and Rauli Tsirekidze of Georgia, 365 SWPF Presidents for their respective nations. Each is plan to promote and organize 365 SWPF events in Finland and Georgia as well as bordering countries! Finland recently had their first Backyard Challenger event...a huge success!
365 SWPF future plans include adding federation presidents in many nations throughout the world! Any requests should be sent to the 365 SWPF International Office by emailing  Please submit job requests along with a complete summary of your powerlifting background, contacts and promotional experience. State why you feel you would be the best person to promote our sport, generate interest and participation and represent our brand to your nation.
Participating Nations




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Past World Powerlifting Game Photos

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

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2019 Worlds Repeat Champ - Carolina Fitn
Matthew Smith untested Best Lifter _ Wor
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365 - Jason LeGrand marking his territor
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All international and domestic fees can be made payable to the following 365 Strong account: 

Name of the Account:  365 Strong Powerlifting Federation LLC

Name of the Bank:  First Citizens Bank

Account #:  009160327716

Routing #:  053100300

International Wire Swift Code:  FCBTUS33XXX

Address:  Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

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