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.
If your company would like to be part of the Empire Classic Fitness Expo, click the link below to view options!
2018 Empire Classic Entry Form
Get All Competitor Info Here
2018 Empire Classic Strongman entries coming soon!
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!
Thank You To Our Sponsors
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.
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
Start time: 8:30am
Men’s Physique, Figure & Classic Men’s Physique will compete
Tickets $40 & $35
Saturday PM April 14th
Start time: 4:00PM
Bikini, Bodybuilding, Fitness & Women’s Physique will compete
Tickets $40 & $35
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.
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
Includes Bikini, Bodybuilding, Fitness & Women’s Physique
- Start time: 4:00pm Finals 7:00pm
- 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.
The pre-show media special that saves you $60 regular prices: