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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.

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Session 1 – 8:30am, $40 Reserved Seating, $35 General Admission – Includes judging and finals for all Figure, Men’s Physique and new Classic Men’s Physique Classes as well as Expo.

Session 2 – 4:00pm, $40 Reserved Seating, $35 General Admission – Includes judging and finals for all Bikini, Bodybuilding, Fitness & Women’s Physique classes as well as Expo

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.

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.


Empire Classic

Friday April 21, 2017

6:00-7:00 pm NPC Competitor Check-ins - Outside Hall 100 ABC

7:00 pm NPC Competitor Meeting

Mandatory  - All NPC competitors!

Saturday 8:30AM April 22, 2017


NPC Judging and Finals - Figure, Men's Physique and Classic Men's Physique

Begins 8:30 AM

$40 Reserved Seating

$35 General Admission

Saturday 4:00PM April 22, 2017

NPC Judging and Finals - Bikini, Bodybuilding, Fitness, Women's Physique

Judging Round 4pm - Finals 6pm (aprox)

$40 Reserved Seating

$35 General Admission


Spokane Convention Center

334 West Spokane Falls Blvd

Spokane, WA 99201

Website: www.spokanecenter.com

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

Headquarter Hotel


The Davenport Grand Hotel

333 West Spokane Falls Blvd

Spokane, WA 99201

Hotel Phone: 509-458-3330 

Group Rate: The group rate will be $134/night (plus tax).  Use code: " 2017 Empire Classic" - must call to book group rate.  


Hotel RL - Spokane  (Group: Empire Classic, Rate 129/night)

303 West North River Drive

Spokane, WA 99201

Hotel Phone: 1-800-RED-LION (1-800-733-5466) 

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IMPORTANT:  The Empire Classic will follow a new format this year so it’s important that you read and understand the schedule.

This year’s event is split into two sessions, each consisting of a judging round for all competitors in that session and immediately followed by a finals/awards round.  We will NOT be following the traditional morning prejudging & evening finals format.   Each session is a separate reserved seating ticket which will include judging and finals.

Friday April 21, 2017

ALL competitors must check in Friday.

6:00-7:00 pm   Competitor Check-ins - Spokane Convention Center

7:00 pm - Competitor Meeting

Saturday April 22, 2017

SESSION 1 – Figure, Men's Physique and Classic Men's Physique

  • 8:30 am: Judging round
  • 11:30 am (approx): Finals for Session 1 classes

SESSION 2 –  Bikini, Bodybuilding, Fitness, Women's Physique

  • 4:00 pm: Judging round
  • 6:00 pm: (approx) Finals for Session 2 classes

Detailed Competitor info HERE!

Kim "Kong" Farrison

Kim "Kong" Farrison


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 stylishatmosphere to NPC shows all over the globe.   What will Kim’s suit color be this show?