History of WPC
October 12, 2016
WPC was established in 1986 for international competitions involving APF (American Federation pauerliftinga). Ernie Frantz founded both organizations with a few lifters. The reason for the creation of these organizations was that more and more and more lifters were dissatisfied with the treatment of IPF them. Since 1982, with the base of the APF, a growing number of lifters attached to the WPC, something to compete with the strongest. WPC was and remains friendly to the participants. We try to listen to the views of all.
Ernie Frantz for 22 years made every effort that would-WPC is achieved prosperity. Often, he invested his own money, something to give the necessary financial support. Today, the WPC has more than 30 countries around the world, and their number is growing every year. Each country seems to devotees lifters kotoroye want to compete in the best place. WPC is a strong organization and will remain so for a long time.
The first world championship was held September 16, 1984 in Aurora, Illinois, USA. It was part of the team of 10 lifters from South Africa. Since then, the championships take place each year. They are held in countries all over the world – England, USA, France, South Africa, Italy, Austria, Canada and Finland.