Thursday, December 29, 2011

2012 WPC Projected growth...EXCELLENT is not about me.... is all about the lifters/sportsman...that is me on the bottom...

WPC Organizational Chart.. would think it is like this...President...Congress/staff...Country Heads...Officials...lifters/sportsman..

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011


2011-06-13 Arnold Classic Europe To Debut In Madrid In October
After hosting the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio for the past 23 years, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is ready to take his popular health and fitness extravaganza on the road. The first-ever Arnold Classic Europe will be held Oct. 8-9 in Madrid, Spain and will feature IFBB Pro League men's bodybuilding and fitness, a complete lineup of amateur bodybuilding events, amateur sports and a health & fitness expo. more...

The Spirit of a Champion..


Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011


We the WPC, are about the people...

One of these two.. 75 years young...Doctor of Medicine...Lawyer...2 times entry in Boston Marathon...stood on  North Pole...sailed across the Atlantic...2011 WPC World Bench press champion and more...nope not me!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Konstantinovs of Latvia...

This is the GREATEST Heavy weight powerlifter EVER...and I have seen them all...pure POWER...pure INTENSITY..

What makes great Champions?...Great coaches...

Hafiz Verdiyev and Legendary Powerlifter and coach...RUFAT AGAYEV..

Champion of Azerbaijan...

At the 2011 WPC World Championship in Latvia, Hafiz Verdiyev of Azerbaijan, got the gold medal in the 100 kilo junior class with a 900 kilo total..WELL DONE!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011


The BEST-LITFERS received Giant trophy, Giant bottle of Champagne, gym bag full of stuff, and a "goodie bag" from the sponsors..

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Greatest of the Great!

The 2011 WPC World Championship was off the chart in EXCELLENCE!

The Great Vasiliy Alekseev has died...

Friday, November 11, 2011

Next stop Latvia...2011 WPC Worlds...

The best of the best and the strongest of the strong....

Monday, November 7, 2011

It was always all about you!!!

This year in Riga, Latvia, the 2011 WPC Worlds will be celebrating 25 years. The WPC has never been about one country or one person. It is about the lifters and their needs. The WPC is the strongest of the strong and the best of the best....yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Thank You,
Mike Sweeney

WPC 2011 Worlds in Latvia...Gold Medals

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Team Estonia for 2011 WPC Worlds in Latvia..

List of WPC Powerlifting Warriors from Estonia coming to Latvia...

Timo Majuri Tallinn

Andrus Moroz Tallinn
Marko Traks Võru
Olar Teras Võru
Jevgeni Palkin Tallinn
Boris Laishin Tallinn


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It is never too late to succeed!!!!!

...if you have time...STAY HEALTHY!!!

I love stories like this.....

100-year-old marathoner finishes Toronto race By Associated Press

TORONTO -- A 100-year-old runner became the oldest person to complete a full-distance marathon when he finished the race in Toronto on Sunday.
Fauja Singh earned a spot in the Guiness World Book of Records for his accomplishment.
It took Singh more than eight hours to cross the finish line -- more than six hours after Kenya's Kenneth Mungara won the event for the fourth straight year -- and he was the last competitor to complete the course. But his time wasn't nearly as remarkable as the accomplishment.
Event workers dismantled the barricades along the finish line and took down sponsor banners even as Singh made his way up the final few hundred yards of the race.
Family, friends and supporters greeted Singh when he finished the race.
"Beating his original prediction, he's overjoyed," his coach and translator Harmander Singh said. "Earlier, just before we came around the (final) corner, he said, 'Achieving this will be like getting married again.'
"He's absolutely overjoyed, he's achieved his lifelong wish."
Sunday's run was Singh's eighth marathon -- he ran his first at age 89 -- and wasn't the first time he set a record.
In the 2003 Toronto event, he set the mark in the 90-plus category, finishing the race in 5 hours, 40 minutes and 1 second.
And on Thursday in Toronto, Singh broke world records for runners older than 100 in eight different distances ranging from 100 meters to 5,000 meters.
The 5-foot-8 Singh said he's hopeful his next project will be participating in the torch relay for the 2012 London Games. He carried the torch during the relay for the 2004 Athens Games.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Russia on the move...

At the 2011 Chicago Marathon, Russian Superstar Runner, Lilliya Shobukhova, won this race for the third straight year. This was the 2nd fastest female time in marathon history. She also set a personal and National Russian Record and is qualified for the 2012 London Olympics. There Lilliya will race against Paula Radcliffe of England, the current World Recorded holder. Lilliya won over $600000 plus US dollars for 2 Hours and 18 minutes of work.

Why is this on this forum...this is extreme and excellence, just like us!!!!
My Olympic Prediction...Shobukhova will get the gold!!!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Powerlifters are crazy...but their NUTS!!!

The two on the right are Ana and Fred, two IRONMAN finishers of the September 11, 2011 Madison Wisconsin IRONMAN series. It starts out with a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike race, and a 24.2 mile sprint, all in a row. For Ana 16 hours straight, no naps, no breaks, and definitely no backing down.

My take: International Sportsman Status for both...BADASS and I like them both!!!!

PS...entry fee was about 600 American dollars...

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Deadlift on the box 330kg(727lb) 5 reps Raw

This is why Russian Strength Sports are GREAT!!!

This is a picture of Yuriy Ustinov(left) and Mikhail Koklyaev at the 2011 WPC WORLD CUP taking place right NOW in Russia.

Yuriy is a International Russia Powerlifting Legend and President/Founder of the WPC Eurasia Group. Mikhail is the "complete" strength sportsmen. His is and has been Internationally ranked in Olympic lifting, Powerlifting, and many Strongman competitions including the ARNOLD Sports Festivial in America.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Vladislava Dluzhnevskay..11 years old Female..

At this level, the young sportsmans' primary focus is not extreme strength, but perfection of technique and form. Vladislava is in the drug free division or the AWPC and the RAW division or no advanced equipment. Vlad's bench was recorded at 57.5 kilos...GREAT JOB!

I know these two.....

...both WPC and Russian Champions. Our WPC Referee's have the highest technical understanding of powerlifting because they are the very best powerlifters in lthe World.

Rock and Rolling in Russia....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011