NPC National Qualifier

Registration is now open for the 2023 NPC Empire Classic. Sign up today at the Entry Form page.

Expo Includes Powerlifting, Strongman and Aerial Artists

Strongman, Powerlifting  and Aerial Artist performances are back and we are excited to have Women’s Open Wrestling for the first time! The $20 Prejudging and Expo ticket includes access to all strength events as well as the NPC Prejudging session. 

Schedule Of Events


Friday, April 21st

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

Friday tanning appointments will take place on site.

Saturday, April 22nd

9:00AM – Strength Expo begins (Powerlifting & Strongman)

10:00AM – NPC PREJUDGING – All Divisions will compete in judging rounds beginning with Men’s classes first, then Women. 

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

4:30PM – 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.

Event Venue

The Empire Classic Bodybuilding & Fitness Expo takes place at the Spokane Convention Center. Located in Downtown Spokane just 7 miles from the Spokane Airport, the Empire Classic is an easy trip whether you drive or fly.

Spokane Convention Center
334 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201


There are more than a dozen hotels within walking distance from the Spokane Convention Center. We recommend to find the best deals currently available. Click on the link below to find a room nearby.

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.


Legendary strength duo Ashlee and Andy Munsey will host another FUN and exciting Strongman event at the Empire Classic!


Empire Classic Powerlifting is back offering a Full Powerlifting event with an option of Bench Press only and Deadlift only! For registration and complete details visit the USAPL Washington page.

Women's Open Wrestling

NEW IN 2023!  The inaugural Empire Classic Women’s Open Wrestling Tournament will be in the expo hall!  Be sure to check out the event page for details and entry forms. 

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)



Tanning, Makeup & Hair Services

Every show will have a hair and makeup artist available on set. To make an appointment with one of our servicers, please visit our Athlete Services page.

Athlete Tanning

Click for information on Tanning, Makeup, Hair and Photography services.