A NPC National Qualifier event held in conjunction with the Empire Classic Fit Expo every spring.

April 11, 2020 – Spokane,WA

2020 Empire Classic Entry Form

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 this event, please contact us at spokanebodybuilding@gmail.com for more info.

Event Admission

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.

Event Registration

Entries are now open for the 2019 NPC Empire Classic.

Tickets & Passes

Trainer’s Passes
T-Shirts and more available here!

Detailed Competitor Info

Music Submission

Classic Physique
Women’s Physique

Schedule of Events

Friday April 12

  • 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 13th – 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 13th – Session 2

  • Start time: 4:00PM
  • Finals 7:00pm
  • Bikini, Bodybuilding, Fitness & Women’s Physique will compete
  • Tickets $40 & $35


To be announced late 2019 for the 2020 Empire Classic Events!


Spokane Convention Center

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

The 2019 Empire Classic Strongman Challenge is hosted by 360 Fitness North Idaho.   Announcer for this event will be 4 time World’s Strongest Man Magnus Ver Magnusson!

EARLY WEIGH INS:  April 12th, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm   Spokane Convention Center or at 360 Fitness North Idaho in Coeur d’Alene from 4:00pm-6:30pm.

MAGNUS VER MAGNUSSON SEMINAR: April 12th, 4:00 pm – 6:00pm at 360 FITNESS NORTH IDAHO, 208 E. Coeur d’Alene Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho ~ $25.00 for competitors;  $35 for non-competitors (register below).

Events for this year’s challenge will be:

  • 18” Deadlift
  • Axle Clean & Press
  • Yoke Carry
  • Keg Load
  • Power Stairs

For contest weights and rules click here!

Entry fee is $85 and deadline is April 5th.  Late entries are $100.

For questions, please contact meet director Darla Kuhman at 360fitnessnorthidaho@gmail.com or call 208-930-1972.


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.

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

Photography & Media

  • 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)
Mark Mason

Mark Mason


Famed Physique Photographer Mark Mason will be the Official on-stage Contest Photographer and Videographer.  Pre-Order your photo package here:  http://markmasonmedia.com/htm/19_empire.htm     Contact Mark directly via email or through his website for further information or to schedule a gym or studio shoot. 

Carl Richardson

Carl Richardson


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.

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