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2016 OPTIMUM NUTRITION NPC JR. NATIONAL BODYBUILDING CHAMPIONSHIPS

with BODYBUILDING-FITNESS-FIGURE-BIKINI and PHYSIQUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Dear NPC Jr. Nationals Athlete:

 

With this letter you will find the entry forms for the 2016 Optimum Nutrition NPC Jr. National Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships, to be held June 17-18 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont (Chicago area), Illinois. Please read the entire Jr. Nationals information thoroughly – it’s important!!  There are separate entry forms for each division.  There are 4 weight classes for the Women’s Bodybuilding, 7 weight classes for Men’s Bodybuilding, 3 height classes for Fitness competitors, 6 height classes for Figure and Bikini competitors, 4 height classes for Women’s Physique and 6 Height classes for Men’s Physique. The new NPC Men’s Classic Physique has 3 Divisions , which include both height and weight.  See NPCNewsOnline.com for all information.  IFBB Pro Cards will be awarded to all height class winners in Fitness, Figure, Bikini, Physique; and for 2016 ONLY, the top 2 class winners in the 3 Men’s Classic Physique Division.

 

U.S. Citizenship is absolutely required for Fitness, Figure, Bikini and all Physique Competitors only (pro-qualifiers).  All bodybuilding athletes must provide either proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Resident Alien status (Green Card).

 

The application must be fully completed and signed - either online or a printed, mailed copy. The mailed application must include  a money order – no personal checks - to pay for your entry fee and return it where instructed in your official entry form.  Online entries must be paid with a valid credit card. Keep the information pages of this website for your own reference.  There are no entry refunds or transfers. 

 

ENTRY DEADLINE IS SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016. FOR ENTRIES POSTMARKED AFTER MAY 28 BUT SUBMITTED OR POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE JUNE 3, ENTRY FEE IS DOUBLED TO $400. ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JUNE 3, 2016.

 

NOTE THAT IF YOU PLAN TO QUALIFY AFTER MAY 28, SEND IN YOUR ENTRY WITH ALL THE DOCUMENTATION AND FEE PRIOR TO THE MAY 28 DEADLINE – IF YOU DON’T QUALIFY, WE WILL SEND IT BACK TO YOU.

 

WEIGH-INS AND CHECK-INS TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY, JUNE 16, ONLY – NONE WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY!!!

 

You can order tickets in advance for your family and friends.  Place your order through the npcjrnationals.com website as soon as possible to reserve the best seats.  We’ve sold out every year so far!!

Ticket Prices (Taxes and Fees apply):

FINALS:                       $80 & $60 - All Seats Reserved

PREJUDGING:             Friday Night - $40; Saturday Morning - $40 (Open Seating) 

 

Remember:  All entries must be submitted by Saturday, May 28, 2016.

NOTE: In signing this entry, you are agreeing to pay for any damage to the hotel room in which you are staying that occurs as a result of any body color, oils, spray tan or any other damage you may cause to hotel bedding, towels, carpeting, drapery, walls, doors or any other hotel furnishings you may come in contact with.  You also agree to abide by the Hyatt’s required room rates, procedures, and occupancy regulations.

 

If you have any questions on eligibility requirements, please contact either Sandy Williamson (all women athletes) at 818-400-1060 or email her at sandyonsandylane@yahoo.com, or Peter W. Potter (men) at 954-763-2718, email usasports@juno.com.  For all other information, call Pam Betz at 407-876-4467, email Pambetz@aol.com or go to the website www.npcjrnationals.com


2016 NPC JR. NATIONAL

BODYBUILDING*FITNESS*FIGURE*BIKINI and MEN’S & WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

1.               All contestants must be registered as athletes with the National Physique Committee as of May 28, 2016 (entry deadline).  NPC CARD REGISTRATION IS NOW DONE ONLINE! For a written application, contact the NPC at P.O. Box 3711, Pittsburgh, PA 15230 (412-276-5027) or go to http://www.npcnewsonline.com/join.cfm

YOU MAY NOT REGISTER FOR AN NPC CARD ON THE DAY OF THE CONTEST.

2.               You MUST be a U.S. Citizen to enter the Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Men’s/Women’s & Classic Physique Competitions and you must be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident Alien (Green Card) to enter bodybuilding events.  Proof of Citizenship for Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Men’s and Women’s Physique athletes is a copy of birth certificate, passport, Naturalization certificate. Proof of Citizenship or Green Card for bodybuilding events MUST be sent with entry.   NO DRIVER LICENSES, VOTER REGISTRATION OR SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS ARE ACCEPTABLE PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP.

3.               You MUST NOT be currently under suspension by the NPC.

4.               In order for an athlete to be eligible for the 2016 NPC Jr. Nationals, the athlete must have competed since January 1, 2015 and obtained one of the following placements in an NPC-sanctioned event: THERE IS NO MASTERS OR TEEN DIVISION IN THE JR. NATIONALS.,AND EXCEPT FOR MASTERS NATIONALS, ALL COMPETITIORS QUALIFY IN OPEN CLASSES ONLY

  • Among the first 5 in his/her OPEN weight group in the NPC National, USA, Team Universe Championships or IFBB North American.
  • Among the first 5 in his/her OPEN weight group in the NPC Jr. National or Jr. USA Championships.
  • Among the first 5 in his/her weight class in the NPC Teenage, Collegiate or Masters National Championships.
  • Among the first 5 in his/her OPEN weight class in an area-level Championship designated as a National Qualifier.
  • As the Overall OPEN CLASS winner in a District-Level Championship designated as a National qualifying contest.
  • Figure, Bikini and Fitness competitors must have placed in the top 5 in an OPEN NPC-sanctioned figure or bikini event designated as a national qualifying contest and must be eligible under Items 1, 2, and 3.
  • Men’s and Women’s Physique competitors must have placed in the top 5 in an OPEN NPC-sanctioned physique event designated as a national qualifying contest and must be eligible under Items 1, 2, and 3.
  • Men’s Classic Physique competitors must have competed in either an OPEN NPC-sanctioned Men’s Bodybuilding  or Men’s Physique  competition and be eligible under Items 1, 2 and 3.
  • Women’s Bodybuilding competitors must have competed in an OPEN NPC-sanctioned Bodybuilding event and be eligible under Items 1, 2 and 3.
  • Class Winners of the Nationals and USA will be given 5 years of eligibility.

FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING ELIGIBILITY AND ACCEPTANCE, CONTACT

WOMEN:                      Sandy Williamson                                       MEN:            Peter W. Potter

                                    818-400-1060                                                                 954-763-2718

                                    sandyonsandylane@yahoo.com                                        usasports@juno.com

CHECK LIST

___Entry Form - Signed and completed   - If Mailed.  Online Entry must also include the same documents       ___Copy of your 2016 NPC card

___Proof of US Citizenship for Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Men’s, Women’s & Classic Physique Athletes

___Proof of US Citizenship or Resident Alien Status for all Bodybuilding Athletes            ___Money order or credit card only for $200 Entry Fee

All Athletes Return Entry Electronically or by USPS Priority Mail, UPS or Fed-Ex to Betz/Larsen EMI – Waive Signature Requirement

WEIGHT/HEIGHT DIVISIONS

MEN BB                                                          Bantamweight:                                                143-1/4 lbs. & under

                                                                        Lightweight:                                                     over 143-1/4 lbs. up to & including 154-1/4 lbs.

                                                                        Welterweight:                                                  over 154-1/4 lbs. up to & including 165-1/4 lbs.

                                                                        Middleweight:                                                  over 165-1/4 lbs. up to & including 176-1/4 lbs.

                                                                        Light-Heavyweight:                                         over 176-1/4 lbs. up to & including 198-1/4 lbs.

                                                                        Heavyweight:                                                  over 198-1/4 lbs. up to & including 225-1/4 lbs.

                                                                        Super-Heavyweight                                         over 225-1/4 lbs.

WOMEN BB                                                    Lightweight:                                                     115 lbs. & under

                                                                        Middleweight:                                                  over 115 lbs. up to & including 125 lbs.

                                                                        Light-Heavyweight:                                         over 125 lbs. up to & including 140 lbs.

                                                                        Heavyweight:                                                  over 140 lbs.

FITNESS                                                        Three Height Classes                                     up to & including 5’2” (A)

                                                                                                                                                over 5’2“ up to &  including 5’4-1/2” (B)

                                                                                                                                                over 5’4-1/2” (C)

FIGURE & BIKINI                                           Six Height Classes                                         up to & including 5’1” (A)

                                                                                                                                                over 5’1” up to & including 5’2-1/2” (B)

                                                                                                                                                over 5’2-1/2” up to & including 5’4” (C)

                                                                                                                                                over 5’4” up to & including 5’5-1/2” (D)

                                                                                                                                                over 5’5-1/2” up to & including 5’7” (E)

                                                                                                                                                over 5’7” (F)

MEN’S PHYSIQUE                                         Six Height Classes                                         Up to & including 5’7” (A)

                                                                                                                                                over 5’7” up to & including 5’8” (B)

                                                                                                                                                over 5’8” up to & including 5’9” (C)

                                                                                                                                                over 5’9” up to & including 5’11” (D)

                                                                                                                                                over 5’11” up to & including 6’ (E)

                                                                                                                                                over 6’ (F)

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE                                  Four Height Classes                                       up to & including 5’2” (A)

                                                                                                                                                over 5’2” up to & including 5’4” (B)

                  over 5’4” up to & including 5’6” (C)                                                                                                           over 5’6”

MEN’S CLASSIC PHYSIQUE                        Three Classes            Division A                   Up to & including 5’4”/Up to & including 155 lbs

                                                                                                                                                Over 5’4”, up to & including 5’5”/Up to & including 160 lbs

                                                                                                                                                Over 5’5”, up to & including 5’6”/Up to & including165 lbs               

                                                                                                                                                Over 5’6”, up to & including 5’7”/Up to & including 170 lbs              

                                                                                                            Division B                   Over 5’7”, up to & including 5’8”/Up to & including 177 lbs

                                                                                                                                                Over 5’8”, up to & including 5’9”/Up to & including 185 lbs

                                                                                                                                                Over 5’9”, up to & including 5’10”/Up to & including 192 lbs

                                                                                                            Division C                   Over 5’10”, up to & including 5’11”/Up to & including 200 lbs

                                                                                                                                                Over 5’11”, up to & including 6’0”/Up to & including 207 lbs

                                                                                                                                                Over 6’0”, up to & including 6’1”/Up to & including 215 lbs

                                                                                                                                                Over 6’1”, up to & including 6’2”/Up to & including 225 lbs

                                                                                                                                                Over 6’2”, up to & including 6’3”/Up to & including 232 lbs

                                                                                                                                                Over 6’3”, up to & including 6’4”/Up to & including 240 lbs

                                                                                                                                                Over 6’4”, up to & including 6’5”/Up to & including 247 lbs

                                                                                                                                                Over 6’5”, up to & including 6’6”/Up to & including 255 lbs

                                                                                                                                                Over 6’6”, up to & including 6’7”/Up to & including 262 lbs

                                                                                                                                                Over 6’7”                                    Up to & including 270 lbs

 

NOTE FOR 2016 CLASSIC ONLY: No crossovers are permitted - however, if an athlete does not make weight, he has the option of competing in bodybuilding or men’s physique (with the proper attire)

                                                                                                                                               


 

2016 NPC JR. NATIONAL

BODYBUILDING*FITNESS*FIGURE*BIKINI and PHYSIQUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

ENTRY FEE

MONEY ORDER FOR $200 EACH FOR ALL COMPETITORS MADE PAYABLE TO “BETZ/LARSEN EMI"

 

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY SUBMISSION ONLINE OR MAILING IS SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016. ENTRIES POSTMARKED OR SUBMITTED ONLINE AFTER MAY 28 WILL BE ACCEPTED BUT THE ENTRY FEE IS DOUBLED TO $400. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JUNE 3

CHECK-IN / ATHLETE MEETING / WEIGH-IN

HYATT REGENCY O’HARE HOTEL

Thursday, June 16:   Weigh-Ins and Check-Ins for all athletes will take place on a “rolling” basis from 1-7 p.m. on                                            Thursday ONLY!             Competitors can come in to the room at any time during those 6 hours. 
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO WEIGH-IN or CHECK-IN ON FRIDAY!!!!!!

                                               

COMPETITION SUITS MUST BE WORN AND/OR BROUGHT FOR INSPECTION BY BODYBUILDERS TO WEIGH-IN/CHECK-IN

IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT ABOUT THE SUIT STYLE, BRING A SECOND SUIT!

MUSIC / NPC REGULATIONS

 

·       All contestants MUST supply their own music and bring TWO copies to the mandatory athlete's meeting. Bodybuilders', Women’s and Classic Physique music not to exceed 60 seconds and Fitness contestants not to exceed 2 minutes.

·       Posing music MUST be on a CD and MUST be cued to your music.  Any contestant using music containing PROFANITY will be immediately disqualified!

·       CD’s will be collected at the mandatory athletes' meetings prior to prejudging.

·       Men and Women bodybuilding and Women’s Physique contestants will not use music at the prejudging.   There will be 45 seconds of posing in prejudging .

·       Women's Fitness competitors will be allowed to use music at the prejudging for their routines (2 minutes).

·       No "T" back suits, metallic or vinyl will be allowed.  However, female bodybuilding competitors will be allowed to wear multi-colored posing suits and jewelry at the evening show.  Emphasis is on "good taste"!

·       Additional regulations pertaining to figure, bikini and men’s, women’s  & Classic physique competitors are set forth on the NPC Website: www.NPCNewsOnline.com.

POSING AND AWARDS

All competitors will be introduced on stage at the Finals.  The top five in each Bodybuilding, Women’s Physique  & Men’s Classic classes as well as the top five in each Fitness classes will perform their routines. Fitness competitors will be compared in their two-piece swimsuit, as will the top five figure, bikini and women’s physique competitors. The top five athletes in all divisions and classes will be awarded trophies.  The winners of each height class winners in Fitness, Figure, Bikini, and Men’s & Women’s Physique as well as the top 2 in each Classic Physique class will be eligible to receive their IFBB pro cards. 

 

TRAVEL PLANNING

E-mail Laura Colvin at laura.colvin@protravelinc.com or call at 312-646-7233

HOST HOTEL and EVENT LOCATION

Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel

9300 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, IL 60018

For Reservations, call 847-696-1234 and ask for Special Jr. Nationals Room Rate of $185, or go directly to https://resweb.passkey.com/go/jrbb

NOTE:  No cooking devices of any kind will be allowed at the hotel.  They will be confiscated and returned to you on departure. Any damage to hotel rooms will be charged to athlete. A microwave will be provided by the hotel for competitor use. In signing the entry, you are agreeing to pay for any damage to the hotel room in which you are staying that occurs as a result of any body color, oils, spray tan or any other damage you may cause to hotel bedding, towels, carpeting, drapery, walls, doors or any other hotel furnishings you may come in contact with.

You also agree to abide by the Hyatt’s required room rates, procedures, and occupancy regulations.

 

REIMBURSEMENT FOR TRAVEL

Overall Winners in each division will receive up to $200 toward travel reimbursements (with proof of travel expenses.)


2016 NPC JR. NATIONAL

BODYBUILDING*FITNESS*FIGURE*BIKINI and PHYSIQUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

                                                           

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel

            24 hours                                                Microwave Room                                                            SeaTac A/B

            9 a.m. – 6 p.m.                                      Promoter’s Office                                                           Grand Reg Office

            1 p.m. – 7 p.m.                                      All weigh-ins and check-ins on a “rolling” schedule     Grand E

            24 hours                                                ProTan – Appointment Only                                             Narita A/B

 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel and Grand ABCD Ballroom

            24 hours                                                Microwave Room                                                            SeaTac A/B

            24 hours                                                ProTan – Appointment Only                                             Narita A/B

            9 a.m. – 9 p.m.                                      NPC/Promoter's Office                                                   Grand Reg Office

 

Please note:  Mandatory report times will be confirmed and posted at weigh/check-ins on Thursday

            11 a.m.                                                 Fitness Mandatory Meeting

            11:30 p.m.                                             Women’s BB Mandatory Meeting

            TBA                                                     Women’s Physique, Bikini, Figure Meeting

            12:30 p.m.                                             Doors open to public

            1 p.m.                                                   Fabulous Female Friday – Prejudging                             Ballroom

 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel Grand ABCD Ballroom

            24 hours                                                ProTan – Appointment Only                                             Narita AB                            

            7 a.m.                                                   Men's Bodybuilding Mandatory Meeting                             Ballroom

            7:30 a.m.                                              Men’s Physique Mandatory Meeting

            7:30 a.m.                                               Doors open to the public

            8 a.m.                                                   Men’s Bodybuilding Prejudging

                                                                        Men’s Physique Prejudging

                                                                        Men’s Classic Physique Prejudging

 

            5:00 p.m.                                               All Competitors Mandatory Meeting

            5:30 p.m.                                               Doors open to the public

            6:00 p.m.                                               Finals – All                                                                   Ballroom

                                                          

All Competitors should arrive 15 minutes early for meetings. Meetings WILL start on time.  Competitors – please note that this schedule is subject to change and the final schedule will be posted at the Hyatt Regency during weigh-in and check-in on Thursday.

 

ALL WEIGH-INS AND CHECK-INS ARE ON THURSDAY ONLY – THERE WILL BE NO WEIGH-INS OR CHECK-INS ON FRIDAY!!

ALL ATHLETES MUST WEIGH/CHECK IN ON THURSDAY OR THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE ON STAGE!

 

Promoters reserve the right to adjust the final schedule as the number of athletes demand it.