NPC National Qualifier – 20th anniversary Empire Classic

Registration is now open for the 2022 NPC Empire Classic!

Complete details coming soon but you can sign up today at the Entry Form page.


Established in 2002, The Empire Classic has been a popular attraction for the Northwest physique community for almost two decades. The event attracts bodybuilders, fitness, figure, bikini and physique competitors and fans from hundreds of miles away.  In 2013 the Empire Classic was expanded with the addition of the Fitness Expo, incorporating Powerlifting and Strongman events to provide a venue and opportunity for people of all levels of strength and experience to participate. The Empire Classic has something for everyone, whether you are a competitor or a spectator of strength sport.​

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, April 22nd

6:00-7:00 pm: Mandatory check-in for all athletes at Spokane Convention Center
7:00-7:30 pm: Competitor meeting in auditorium

Saturday, April 23rd

10:00AM – PREJUDGING – All Divisions will compete in judging rounds beginning with Men's classes first, then Women.  We expect this session to end at 1:00pm

Men:  Men’s Bodybuilding, Classic Men’s Physique & Men’s Physique

Women:  Fitness, Women’s Bodybuilding, Women’s Physique, Figure, Wellness & Bikini

4:00PM – FINALS – All Divisions will perform individual routines while being introduced by the emcee.  The top 5 placings in each class will be awarded.  Order will be the same as for Prejudging.  Finals is expected to end approximately 7:00pm

 

Event Venue

The 2020 Empire Classic Bodybuilding & Fitness Expo is hosted in the heart downtown Spokane, WA at the Spokane Convention Center.

Spokane Convention Center
334 W Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA  99201
Website: Spokane Convention Center

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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!

Host Hotel

Hotel info will be coming soon.

Important Note:  Competitors should bring their own linens and blankets if staying at ANY hotel for this event.  Please be respectful of hotel linens and furniture.  You will be billed for any damages caused by tanning agents.  We recommend purchasing the “Cocoon Cotton Travel Sheet” which you can sleep in to prevent damage to bedding.

2022 Empire Classic Strongman is coming back to the Spokane Convention Center!

Events and details coming soon.

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

2022 marks 21 years for Spokane’s premier National Qualifier!  We are excited to offer Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, Figure, Women’s Physique, Bikini, Wellness and Fitness!

Powerlifting details coming soon.

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

Photography

Famed Physique Photographer Mark Mason will be the Official on-stage Contest Photographer and Videographer. Contact Mark directly for further information or to schedule a gym or studio shoot with the following links:

Carl Richardson

Carl Richardson

Photography

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.