2014 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 2014 Optimum Nutrition NPC Jr. National Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships, to be held June 13-14 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.  IFBB Pro Cards will be awarded to all height class winners (Fitness, Figure, Bikini, Physique).

 

U.S. Citizenship is absolutely required for Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Men’s & Women’s 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. Once the application has been completed, send a money order – no personal checks - to pay for your entry fee and return it where instructed in your official entry form.  Keep the information pages of this website for your own reference.  There are no entry refunds or transfers. 

 

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY MAILING IS FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014. ENTRIES POSTMARKED AFTER MAY 23 WILL BE ACCEPTED IF POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MAY 29, 2014.  ENTRY FEE FOR ENTRIES POSTMARKED AFTER MAY 23 BUT POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE MAY 29 IS DOUBLED TO $350. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED IF POSTMARKED AFTER WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2014.

 

NOTE THAT IF YOU PLAN TO QUALIFY AFTER MAY 23, SEND IN YOUR ENTRY WITH ALL THE DOCUMENTATION AND FEE PRIOR TO THE MAY 23 DEADLINE – IF YOU DON’T QUALIFY, WE WILL SEND IT BACK TO YOU.

 

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

 

A ticket order form has also been provided so you can order tickets in advance for your family and friends.  Place your order as soon as possible to reserve the best seats.  We’ve sold out every year so far!! Tickets can be ordered by completing the form and mailed with a money order (no personal checks accepted), faxed to 407-876-5843, emailed to Pambetz@aol.com or ordered online with a credit card at www.npcjrnationals.com.

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 postmarked no later than Friday, May 23, 2014.

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


2014 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 23, 2014 (entry deadline).  For an 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 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 2014 NPC Jr. Nationals, the athlete must have competed since January 1, 2013 and obtained one of the following placements in an NPC-sanctioned event: EXCEPT FOR MASTERS N ATIONALS, 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 the Armed Forces 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 and Bikini 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.
  • Women’s Bodybuilding and Fitness competitors must have competed in an OPEN NPC-sanctioned 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                                                                               ___Copy of your 2014 NPC card

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

___Proof of US Citizenship or Resident Alien Status for all Bodybuilding Athletes            ___Money order only for $175 Entry Fee

All Athletes Return Entry 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”

2014 NPC JR. NATIONAL

BODYBUILDING*FITNESS*FIGURE*BIKINI and PHYSIQUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

ENTRY FEE

MONEY ORDER FOR $175 EACH FOR ALL COMPETITORS MADE PAYABLE TO “BETZ/LARSEN EMI"

 

Deadline for Entry mailing is Friday, May 23, 2014. Entries postmarked after May 23 will be accepted until May 29. Entry fee for entries postmarked after May 23 but received on or before May 29 is doubled to $350. Absolutely no entries will be accepted if postmarked after May 29, 2014.

 

CHECK-IN / ATHLETE MEETING / WEIGH-IN

HYATT REGENCY O’HARE HOTEL

Thursday, June 12:       Weigh-Ins and Check-Ins for all athletes will take place on a “rolling” basis from 2 - 8 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 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' and Women’s 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 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 and Women’s Physique classes and the top five in each Fitness class 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. An overall trophy will be awarded in all divisions.  The winners of each height class winners in Fitness, Figure, Bikini, and Men’s & Women’s Physique 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 $180, or go directly to https://resweb.passkey.com/go/jrng

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 $175 toward travel reimbursements (with proof of travel expenses.)


2014 NPC JR. NATIONAL

BODYBUILDING*FITNESS*FIGURE*BIKINI and PHYSIQUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

                                                           

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel

            24 hours                                                Microwave Room                                                           TBD

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

            2 p.m. – 8 p.m.                                      All weigh-ins and check-ins on a “rolling” schedule     Grand E

            23 hours                                                ProTan – Appointment Only                                             TBD

 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel and Grand ABCD Ballroom

            24 hours                                                Microwave Room                                                           TBD

            24 hours                                                ProTan – Appointment Only                                             TBD

            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

            1 p.m.                                                   Fitness Mandatory Meeting

            1:30 p.m.                                              Women’s BB Mandatory Meeting

            TBA                                                     Women’s Physique, Bikini, Figure Meeting

            1:30 p.m.                                               Doors open to public

            2 p.m.                                                   Fabulous Female Friday – Prejudging                             Ballroom

 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel Grand ABCD Ballroom

            24 hours                                                ProTan – Appointment Only                                             TBD                        

            7:30 a.m.                                               Men's Bodybuilding Mandatory Meeting                            Ballroom

            8 a.m.                                                   Men’s Physique Mandatory Meeting

            8:30 a.m.                                               Doors open to the public

            9 a.m.                                                   Men’s Bodybuilding Prejudging

                                                                        Men’s 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. >

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