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NPC Empire Classic – National Qualifier!

Established in 2002, The Empire Classic has been a popular attraction for the Northwest physique community for more than a decade. The event attracts bodybuilders, fitness, figure, bikini and physique competitors and fans from hundreds of miles away. In 2011, fitness horizons were broadened with the introduction of the Pro Deadlift as part of the event finale, in which five top powerlifters were brought on stage to battle for cash prizes in a massive display of strength. The new addition was a hit and stimulated new interest in the Empire Classic from the strength community. In 2013 the Empire Classic was expanded with the addition of the outdoor Fitness Expo. The expo incorporates CrossFit, Powerlifting and Strongman events to provide a venue and opportunity for people of all levels of strength and experience to participate. Our goal is “Something for everyone” whether you are a competitor or a spectator of strength sport.

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Session 1 – 8:30am, $40 Reserved Seating, $35 General Admission – Includes judging and finals for all Figure, Men’s Physique and new Classic Men’s Physique Classes as well as Expo.

Session 2 – 4:00pm, $40 Reserved Seating, $35 General Admission – Includes judging and finals for all Bikini, Bodybuilding, Fitness & Women’s Physique classes as well as Expo

Expo Only - 9:00am, $10 in advance, $12 at the door – Expo admission for Powerlifting, Strongman and vendors.  Does not include admission to the NPC event.

Tickets available online at www.www.ticketswest.com and at all TicketsWest box offices.

Anyone who is not competing MUST have a ticket or trainer’s pass to enter the pavilion. NO exceptions! 

Competitors who wish to attend the session they’re not competing in will be provided admission at no charge.


Empire Classic

Friday April 21, 2017

6:00-7:00 pm NPC Competitor Check-ins - Outside Hall 100 ABC

7:00 pm NPC Competitor Meeting

Mandatory  - All NPC competitors!

Saturday 8:30AM April 22, 2017


NPC Judging and Finals - Figure, Men's Physique and Classic Men's Physique

Begins 8:30 AM

$40 Reserved Seating

$35 General Admission

Saturday 4:00PM April 22, 2017

NPC Judging and Finals - Bikini, Bodybuilding, Fitness, Women's Physique

Judging Round 4pm - Finals 6pm (aprox)

$40 Reserved Seating

$35 General Admission


Spokane Convention Center

334 West Spokane Falls Blvd

Spokane, WA 99201

Website: www.spokanecenter.com

This is an all ages venue so children are welcome!  For info on Parking Downtown Spokane

Headquarter Hotel 

Hotel RL - Spokane  (Group: Coming soon)

303 West North River Drive

Spokane, WA 99201

Hotel Phone: 1-800-RED-LION (1-800-733-5466) 


IMPORTANT:  The Empire Classic will follow a new format this year so it’s important that you read and understand the schedule.

This year’s event is split into two sessions, each consisting of a judging round for all competitors in that session and immediately followed by a finals/awards round.  We will NOT be following the traditional morning prejudging & evening finals format.   Each session is a separate reserved seating ticket which will include judging and finals.

Friday April 21, 2017

ALL competitors must check in Friday.

6:00-7:00 pm   Competitor Check-ins - Spokane Convention Center

7:00 pm - Competitor Meeting

Saturday April 22, 2017

SESSION 1 – Figure, Men's Physique and Classic Men's Physique

  • 8:30 am: Judging round
  • 11:30 am (approx): Finals for Session 1 classes

SESSION 2 –  Bikini, Bodybuilding, Fitness, Women's Physique

  • 4:00 pm: Judging round
  • 6:00 pm: (approx) Finals for Session 2 classes

Detailed Competitor info HERE!

We are excited to offer the following National Physique Committee Divisions: Bodybuilding, Men’s Classic Physique, Figure, Physique, Bikini and Fitness.

USA Powerlifting Empire Classic Hosted by Danna Snow & Spokane Powerlifting Click here for event details and entry forms – Limited to 120 lifters!   Click Here for Facebook Event Page

Powerlifting comprises three lifts: the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift. Powerlifting competitions may be comprised of one, two or all three of the lifting disciplines. Athletes are categorized by sex, age and bodyweight. Each competitor is allowed three attempts at each lift, the best lift in each discipline being added to their total. The lifter with the highest total is the winner. In cases where two or more lifters achieve the same total, the person with the lightest bodyweight wins. The USAPL Spring Power Challenge is a Push/Pull event and will include Bench & Deadlift, Bench Only and Deadlift Only events.

2017 Empire Classic Strongman entries are available!

Click Here For Event Info & EntriesIdaho Strongman Evan Arthur will be directing this year’s show, bringing a new variety of events:

  • Frame Deadlift for Max Reps
  • Press Medley
  • Stone Over Bar for Reps (Stone of Steel)
  • Power Stairs
  • Crucifix Hold (top 2 in each weight class go head-to-head for double points)
The strongman events are a combination of strength, explosive power, and cardiovascular conditioning. Training for strongman involves both building overall strength and training with competition implements, which can often include logs, stones, tires, yokes, farmer’s walk implements, etc.


  • No video equipment will be allowed in the auditorium
  • No professional photography is allowed.
  • No soliciting of photo or video services is allowed on the premises.
  • No camera bags, tripods and other equipment is allowed in the auditorium. No cameras with detachable lenses
  • Spectators who have purchased a ticket are allowed access to the event with one (1) camera only. Camera must be a “Point and Shoot” camera (no detachable lens)

Famed Physique Photographer Mark Mason will be the Official on-stage Contest Photographer and Videographer.  Complete information about the photograph packages available can be found at Mark’s website.  Contact Mark directly via email or through his website for further information or to schedule a gym or studio shoot. Carl Richardson will be shooting back stage and paparazzi photos as well as scheduled gym photo shoots.  All of the back-drop Facebook photos for our events are courtesy of Carl.  To arrange a shoot, contact him by email.

Mark Mason

Mark Mason


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Carl Richardson

Carl Richardson