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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.

Sponsors

If your company would like to be part of the Empire Classic Fitness Expo, click the link below to view options!

Sponsor Form

2018 Empire Classic Entry Form

Get All Competitor Info Here

Music Submission

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.

2018 Empire Classic Strongman entries coming soon!

Follow all the updates on the event FACEBOOK PAGE HERE

Idaho Strongman Evan Arthur will be back to  direct this year’s show, bringing a variety of events of new and strongman past! The 2018 Event list:

  • Coin Box Deadlift
  • Natural Stone Load
  • Refrigerator Run
  • Log Press and Circus Dumbbell Medley 
  • Power Stairs are back!
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.
We are excited to offer the following National Physique Committee Divisions: Bodybuilding, Men’s Classic Physique, Figure, Physique, Bikini and Fitness.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Ticket Info

Session 1 - Includes Men’s Physique, Figure & Classic Men’s Physique as well as admission to the Empire Classic Strength Expo.

Tickets $40 & $35 - Start time: 8:30am  Finals 11:30am

Session 2 - Includes Bikini, Bodybuilding, Fitness & Women’s Physique as well as admission to the Empire Classic Strength Expo.

Tickets $40 & $35 - Start time: 4:00pm  Finals 7:00pm

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 March 1st.

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 13

6:00-7:00 pm NPC Competitor Check-ins at Spokane Convention Center
7:00 pm NPC Competitor Meeting
Mandatory  - All NPC competitors!

Saturday AM April 14th
Session 1

Start time: 8:30am
Finals 11:00am

Men’s Physique, Figure & Classic Men’s Physique will compete

Tickets $40 & $35

Saturday PM April 14th
Session 2

Start time: 4:00PM
Finals 7:00pm

Bikini, Bodybuilding, Fitness & Women’s Physique will compete

Tickets $40 & $35

Venue

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 AT THE PARK – 303 West North River Drive, Spokane, WA 99201 (509) 326-8000

Offering Empire Classic competitors and spectators a special rate of $129.00 per night.  All rooms include microwave and refrigerator as well as free Parking for guests staying at Hotel RL.  Empire Classic Hotel Flyer (PDF)

Call 800-RED LION (733-5466) to make your reservation by phone and use booking code "SPOK4018" to get the group rate.

Click Here to Make Reservations Online

 

Friday April 13

ALL competitors must check in Friday.

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

7:00 pm - Competitor Meeting

Saturday April 14

SESSION 1 & STRENGTH EXPO

 Includes Men’s Physique, Figure & Classic Men’s Physique 

  • Start time: 8:30am  Finals 11:30am

SESSION 2

Includes Bikini, Bodybuilding, Fitness & Women’s Physique

  • Start time: 4:00pm  Finals 7:00pm
Detailed Competitor info HERE!

Empire Classic Results

Competitor Information Page

Photography

  • 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

Photography

The pre-show media special that saves you $60 regular prices:
http://markmasonmedia.com/htm/17_big_sky_special.htm

Carl Richardson

Carl Richardson

Photography