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atlas-figure-with-logosm2017 Marks the 30th Year Anniversary of the APA and the WPA. Many of our events in 2017 will feature special awards designed to celebrate our 30th year anniversary. Come join us in celebrating our 30th year. While federations come and go over the years the APA has a tradition of 30 years with the sport.

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Top 100 Raw Lifter Rankings For The Year 2016 are now listed at this link: Top Lifter Ratings Click on the Male or Female tabs at bottom of page to view either Male or Female Rankings.

Welcome to the APA and WPA. The APA is the leading federation in the USA and the WPA (our international arm) is one of the largest International Powerlifting Organizations in the world. We have stood the time test since 1986! We started on a small scale and held a few events in 1986. By 1987 the federation was in full force and had International Affiliates!

In the eighties only 4 federations existed. We are one of those four.

The APA and WPA affiliates feature some of the strongest powerlifters on the planet.

One was Gary Heisey. Gary performed a historical all time deadlift record of 925 pounds.

His record stayed in the books longer than any other “all time” deadlift in the history of our sport.

Some of our International Affiliates include European Powerlifting Association, Ukraine, Russia, Poland, France, Greece, Germany, England, Yugoslavia, Singapore, Jamaica, Canada, Moldova, Iran, Italy, Turkey,    and Kazakhstan.

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