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International Powerlifting Organization

setting the standard for

Equipped Powerlifting



The American Powerlifting Committee ( was incorporated in 2003.   

The APC promotes equipped and raw powerlifting, Bench Press only,  Push Pull, and Deadlift only competitions. 

The APC supports two unique international powerlifting federations: 

The Global Powerlifting Alliance ( was formed in 2009 to fulfill the need for a World Organization devoted only to Raw Powerlifting.  It was the first to do so. 

The International Powerlifting Organization ( was formed in 2012 to provide a format for equipped only lifters. 

The APC, GPA, and IPO are all similar in rules, lifter classifications, and judging.  The partnership of the three federations has standardized powerlifting to provide a format for all lifters, raw and equipped, with fairness to all worldwide. 

We invite you to join us and further unite the world’s greatest sport POWERLIFTING!

L B Baker


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November 1- 4, 2014
GPA - IPO Eurasian Cup, Vologda, Russia,  Sport Complex "Sistema Fitnes" , Mikrorayon VPZ - 23. House 7a,
Meet hotel:  Contact meet promoter, Sergey Dluzshnevskiy, telephone +79115455530.  Email:    Contest information

November 7-9, 2014
GPA - IPO World Cup.  Kiev, Ukraine,  Yevheniy Pavlov.  Email:


April 24, 25, 26, 2015
GPA - IPO European Championships, Zurab Tavartqiladze, Email:

August, 2015
GPA / IPO Eurasia Championships.  Vologda, Russia

September 2015
IPO World Powerlifting Championships, Powerlifting, Push Pull, Bench Press, Deadlift.

The International Powerlifting Organization is a subsidiary of Irondawg Power, Inc. USA