We have a few more weeks to enjoy of what’s been a fabulous summer, including a long list of area athletes who have stepped up to national competition with success all around! Since our last newsletter we’ve had theNPC Natural Classic and five national shows that area athletes participated in. We’ve had a record number of athletes from our states compete at national shows this year, just entering and competing in these shows makes you a champion, congrats to all athletes who stepped up to the challenge!
The next local event will be the Contest Prep Seminar, this Saturday,September 8. The seminar is put on by On Track Training, agenda is as follows:
11-11:30 am Contest Diet & Training
11:30 – noon Last Week Contest Prep
Noon – 12:30 pm Posing, Bodybuilding & Fitness/Figure
This is a great opportunity for anyone training for a show or thinking about competing, come get some basic contest prepartion questions answered. All trainers that are present will be introduced at the beginning of the event, so bring your business cards to give to attendees who want your contact information. Event is in the lower level of Legends Bar & Grill, 825 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis. This event is an all age event, no preregistration is required, cost is $5.
The 2007 Season Finale will be the NPC North Star, November 10 at Myth. Entry forms were sent out via email in July and registrations have been coming in, if you haven’t gotten your entry form or need a hard copy mailed please contact email@example.com or call 952-945-9090 and leave your name and mailing address. We have a lot of athletes who have been waiting all summer to get up on stage so this promises to be a great event to participate in and to go spectate! Check out this athlete showcase:http://www.figurerx.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=127
I’m also very excited to announce that our website has been started and is in continual developement. There is information on all of the area upcoming shows with more detailed information on our states, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, as well as information on posing suits and we’re looking to expand the site in many ways including athlete, trainer and gym recognition. I will be including contact information for anyone wishing to sell or rent their figure or fitness suits as well, please contact me to get your information on the site,www.mnnpc.com.
When looking through the calendar on the website please take a moment to note a few significant changes in our NPC contest schedule in 2008. Randy and Julie Leppala are new promoters and will be hosting the NPC Heartland Natural Classic in the April 5, 2008. Also in 2008, the NPC Gopher State Classic will be moving to June 7, prior to our summer NPC national shows in order to provide an opportunity, for those who are interested, to qualify for a national level contest. See the calendar for all area NPC contests.
I want to remind everyone who is planning on competing in an NPC sanctioned event to get their NPC registration mailed in. The membership is a calendar year membership which means it expires at the end of the calendar year you purchased it in. If you purchase your membership now but don’t compete until the fall you will still receive some of the NPC News magazines for this year. Too many people are still registering at the fall show and then don’t get to enjoy the full benefit of the membership. I can provide you with a registration form via US mail or as an attachment if you submit a request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org contact me at 952-945-9090.
Since our last newsletter we’ve had some great events including:
NPC Jr. Nationals, June 15-16, Chicago, congratulations to all!
Sandra Avelli: 16th, Figure C
Amy Gilgenbach: 5th, Fitness Tall
Leonard Hawkins: 16th, Men’s Light Heavyweight
JulieAnn Kulla: 8th, Figure A
Caron Mahn: 16th, Figure F
Chad Mattes: 16th, Men’s Light Heavyweight
Anita Nelson: 5th, Women’s Light Heavyweight
Kelly Patrick: 8th, Women’s Heavyweight
Robyn Ramos: 12th, Figure D
Robben Salyers: 16th, Men’s Light Heavyweight
Jim Smith: 16th, Men’s Light Heavyweight
Matt Wheeler: 14th, Men’s Lightweight
Keith Williams: 4th, Men’s Super Heavyweight
Go to: http://www.npcnewsonline.com/new/2007jrnationals.html for contest coverage.
NPC Natural Classic, June 30, congratulations to:
Women’s Bodybuilding: Nu Gamble, Men’s Bodybuilding: Ed Potts, Figure: Robyn Ramos,
Go to: www.mnnpc.com for links to photo coverage.
NPC Team Universe, NPC’s Natural Nationals, July 13-14, New York, congrats to:
Ross Erickson: 5th, Men’s Heavyweight
Go to: http://www.musculardevelopment.com/weinberger/index.php?mode=browse&id=7756&eventcode=1134 for contest coverage.
NPC Teen, Collegiate & Masters Nationals, July 20-21, Pittsburgh, congrats to:
Denny Conway: 8th, Middleweight, over 50
Suzy Groves: 11th, Figure C, over 35
Kelle Lease: 1st, Lightweight, over 50, 5th, Lightweight, over 35
Kelly Patrick: 6th, Light Heavyweight, over 35
Brian Thompson: 10th, Welterweight, over 40
Sterling Wrase: 9th, Super Heavyweight, over 40
Go to: www.garyudit.com for event details.
NPC USA’s, July 27 & 28, Las Vegas, congrats to:
Matt Wheeler: 13th, Men’s Lightweight
Keith Williams: 8th, Men’s Super Heavyweight
Go to: www.musclecontest.com for contest coverage.
NPC All Forces, August 18, Anaheim, congrats to:
Miriam Fayas: 7th, Figure
Go to: www.musclecontest.com for contest coverage.
I would like to wish all athletes training for any national and local shows the best of luck! If you are preparing for a national show, please let me know so I can share it with our NPC community.
I apologize for any athlete recognition that I have forgotten or missed, I need to be informed from you before I can inform others. Please forward any athlete coverage or national contest preparation to me so I can share it with our community!