Thanks to all the athletes who made the 2021 NPC Big Sky Championships possible!
The NPC Big Sky Championships Bodybuilding made its debut in 2010 and has quickly grown in popularity, making it the biggest show in the state of Montana for physique athletes and fans. The show gives Bodybuilders a venue to compete in as well as Men’s & Women’s Physique competitors, Women’s Figure and Bikini contestants, offering something for every level of experience. This event is sanctioned as a National Qualifier, giving competitors the opportunity to earn a spot on the national stage where they can contend for IFBB Professional level status. Previous guest posers have included high flying hand balancing acts and performance from former and current Mr. and Mrs. Olympia athletes.
NPC Big Sky Championships Program
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, MAY 21st
6:00-7:00 pm: Mandatory check-in for all athletes at DoubleTree Edgewater
SATURDAY, MAY 22nd
10:00AM – SESSION 1 – All Men’s Divisions will compete in judging rounds during the first half of the session and finals rounds during the second half. We expect this session to end at 1:00pm
- Bodybuilding – Masters (60, 50 & 40), Wheelchair, Open
- Classic Physique – Masters (60, 50 & 40), Junior (18-20), Novice, Open
- Men’s Physique – Masters (60, 50, 40 & 35), Junior (18-20), True Novice, Novice, Open
3:00PM – SESSION 2 – All Women’s Divisions EXCEPT FOR BIKINI will compete in judging rounds during the first half of the session and finals rounds during the second half. We will take a short intermission and then continue with judging rounds for all Bikini classes, followed by Finals for all Bikini classes.
- Women’s Bodybuilding
- Women’s Physique – Masters, Open
- Figure – Masters (50, 45, 40 & 35), True Novice, Novice, Open
- Wellness – Masters (45 & 35), True Novice, Open
- Bikini – Masters (60, 50, 45, 40 & 35), True Novice, Novice, Open
The DoubleTree Edgewater is our host hotel and the location of athlete check-in and tanning services on Friday. Our group block is sold out as of 5/1/21. If you're in need of a hotel, search for locations near the University Campus to be closest to the venue.
The Big Sky Championships will take place in the beautiful Dennison Theatre on the University of Montana Campus.
Located at the corner of Maurice Ave and Connell Ave Missoula, MT On Map: Fine Arts Building
Center Stage Tan is the exclusive on-site competition spray tanner for this event. Click the link to book your tanning appointment today and let their staff of licensed estheticians take all the worry out of getting the perfect stage color! Center Stage Tan will be backstage the day of the show and have an expert staff to help you with all of your tanning needs. They use tanning products that are specially formulated for the stage and our lighting. We suggest you make your tanning appointment as soon as possible.
Center Stage Tan will also take appointments for hair and make-up services. Your entry fee does not cover spray tanning so be sure to contact directly and schedule with them.
Trainers may not bring in any airbrush tanning equipment or do any airbrush tanning on the premises! Any trainer tanning their competitor back-stage or in the pavilion will be asked to leave and the competitor disqualified. We are adamant about this as the tanning creams/sprays can damage the venue.
DREAM TAN AND COOKING SPRAYS (PAM, ETC) ARE PROHIBITED!
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)
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.
Emcee Kim “Kong” Farrison
Host of the Show
Ribic Productions is please to have Nationally and Internationally known Emcee Kim “Kong” Farrison returning to the Big Sky Championships. For the past 30 years, Kim has brought a fun, entertaining and stylish atmosphere to NPC shows all over the globe. What will Kim’s suit color be this show?