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    2009 GNC IFBB NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Bodybuilding Figure Fitness Bikini
    GENERAL INFORMATION
    ENTRY DEADLINE
    All entries (applications) must be postmarked no later than, Friday, August 7, 2009.
    ENTRY FEES
    Money Order made payable to GMU PRODUCTIONS. No checks will be accepted.

    Bodybuilding, Figure, Fitness, Bikini - $100.00 for each division entered.
    CONTEST VENUE AND HOST HOTEL
    The host hotel and the contest venue is the RENAISSANCE CLEVELAND HOTEL.

    Call 216-696-5600 for reservations. Mention the “IFBB North American Championships” to get the Special Contest Rate.

    The deadline for the Special Contest Rate is Friday, July 24, 2009. Rooms will not be available after this date. Please reserve your rooms early!
    CHECK-IN/WEIGH-IN: RENAISSANCE CLEVELAND HOTEL
    Thursday, August 27, 2009 - Optional Early Weigh-In/Check-In:
    All competitors -- 5:00 - 7:00 pm

    Friday, August 28, 2009 - Late Weigh-In/Check-In:
    All competitors -- 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    ** PLEASE NOTE! – All Bodybuilding/Fitness cassette tapes and CDs will be collected at the competitors Check-Ins/Weigh-Ins.
    PROFESSIONAL SPRAY TANNING
    You can get a professional tan to enhance your look onstage! The tanning experts at On-The-Mark Physique Tanning will spray-tan you, in the convenience of the host hotel, using state-of-the-art full body airbrush spray.
    E-mail [email protected] to make your tanning appointment!
    PROFESSIONAL HAIR AND MAKE-UP
    You can get your hair and make-up done by a professional in the convenience of the host hotel.
    For quickest response contact Christa at [email protected] or 724-328-2267. Sandy 412-969-5609.
    TICKETS
    A ticket order form can be downloaded so that you can order tickets in advance for your family and friends.

    Tickets can be ordered by completing the order form and mailing it to Gary Udit, PO Box 16424, Pittsburgh, PA 15242 with a money order payable to GMU PRODUCTIONS. Please place your order as soon as possible to reserve the best seats.

    No checks will be accepted. Ticket orders received after August 14, 2009 will be held at Will Call.
    TRAVEL FROM THE AIRPORT
    You will not need a rental car during your stay. You will find that the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel is attached to the Tower City Center which includes everything you will require as a competitor and also everything to provide entertainment for your friends and family.
    IFBB PRO QUALIFIER
    The Overall winners of the following Divisions are eligible to turn professional and compete in the IFBB: Open Men, Over 40 Men, Over 50 Men, Open Women Bodybuilding, Over 35 Women Bodybuilding, Over 35 Figure Division, Open Fitness and Over 35 Bikini along with the top 2 placers in the Overall of Open Figure and Open Bikini.
    MUSIC
    All contestants MUST supply their own music.

    ** PLEASE NOTE! – All Bodybuilding/Fitness cassette tapes and CDs will be collected at the competitors Check-Ins/Weigh-Ins.
    MICROWAVES
    Microwaves will be provided for your use in the host hotel along with a Special Bodybuilding Menu. Competitors are not permitted to have cooking devices in their rooms.
    NO DUMBBELLS BACKSTAGE
    Dumbbells are not permitted in the Pump-Up Area.

    Competitors are advised to bring exercise bands to pump up.
    MASTERS DIVISIONS
    The age limits for the Masters Divisions are Men Over 40, Men Over 50, Women Bodybuilding Over 35, Figure Over 35 and Bikini Over 35.
    MEDIA PASSES
    If you need a media pass, please call the NPC National office at 412-276-5027.
    TRAINERS PASS
    You can now have your Trainer with you at all times! The OFFICIAL TRAINERS PASS allows the bearer full access to the backstage area.
    The fee is $50 and the Trainer Pass may be purchased at the Weigh-Ins or at the door.
    The bearer of the Trainer Pass must have a ticket to the event.

    COMPETITION DIVISIONS
    MEN - Open

    Bantamweight: Up to & including 143-1/4 lbs
    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
    MEN - Over 40

    Lightweight: 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 225-1/4 lbs
    Super Heavyweight: Over 225-1/4 lbs
    MEN - Over 50

    Lightweight: Up to & including 154-1/4 lbs
    Middleweight: Over 154-1/4 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 225-1/4 lbs
    Super Heavyweight: Over 225-1/4 lbs

    WOMEN BODYBUILDING - Open

    Lightweight: Up to & including 115 lbs
    Middleweight: Over 115 lbs up to & including 125 lbs
    Light Heavyweight: Over 125 lbs up to & including 140 lbs
    Heavyweight: Over 140 lbs
    WOMEN BODYBUILDING – Over 35

    Lightweight: Up to & including 125 lbs
    Heavyweight: Over 125 lbs

    FIGURE - Open

    Class A: Up to and including 5’1”
    Class B: Over 5’1” up to 5’2-1/2”
    Class C: Over 5’2-1/2” up to 5’4”
    Class D: Over 5’4” up to 5’5-1/2”
    Class E: Over 5’5-1/2” up to 5’7”
    Class F: Over 5’7”
    FIGURE - Over 35

    Class A: Up to and including 5’2”
    Class B: Over 5’2” up to 5’4”
    Class C: Over 5’4” up to 5’6”
    Class D: Over 5’6”
    FITNESS - Open

    Class A: Up to and including 5’4”
    Class B: Over 5’4”
    BIKINI – Open and Over 35

    Class A: Up to and including 5’4”
    Class B: Over 5’4”
    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
    All events take place within the confines of the RENAISSANCE CLEVELAND HOTEL.

    Thursday, August 27 Optional Early Weigh-In 5:00 – 7:00 pm

    All competitors Grand Ballroom




    Friday, August 28 Late Weigh-In 9:00 - 11:00 am

    All competitors Grand Ballroom




    Friday, August 28 Mandatory Meeting 2:00 pm Grand Ballroom

    Men Open, Over 40/50


    Fitness


    Bikini Open/Over 35





    Friday, August 28 Prejudging 3:00 pm Grand Ballroom

    Men Open/Over 40/Over 50


    Fitness Routines


    Bikini Open/Over 35





    Saturday, August 29 Mandatory Meeting 7:30 am Grand Ballroom

    Women BB Open/Over 35


    Figure Open/Over 35


    Fitness





    Saturday, August 29 Prejudging 8:30 am Grand Ballroom

    Women BB Open/Over 35


    Figure Open/Over 35


    Fitness 2-pc suit





    Saturday, August 29 Finals 5:00 pm Grand Ballroom

    All competitors
    "What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?" ~ Lin Yutang.

  • #2
    Great info Mike, ty for always keeping us posted with all the info



    God bless you for your hard work

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    • #3
      Is this the Show BIg Sean Allen will be in? If he is he will Rock it

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      • #4
        Originally posted by son_of_man_jesus_is_lord View Post
        Is this the Show BIg Sean Allen will be in? If he is he will Rock it
        Highly doubt it.
        "What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?" ~ Lin Yutang.

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        • #5
          Hey Mike, my training partner is doing the heavies and my girl is doing Figure so I'll try to find you! Looking forward to this show...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by nickfreg View Post
            Hey Mike, my training partner is doing the heavies and my girl is doing Figure so I'll try to find you! Looking forward to this show...
            Make sure you post some updated pictures.

            Unfortunately, I will not be there this year. Off on a personal break.
            "What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?" ~ Lin Yutang.

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            • #7
              FYI, Cinnabon and the Original Cookie company are in the mall next to the hotel in Tower City!!
              SMOKE WEED EVERYDAY
              2016 NBA Champs...Cleveland Cavs

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bigmikecox View Post
                FYI, Cinnabon and the Original Cookie company are in the mall next to the hotel in Tower City!!
                Best info in this thread so far!
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                • #9
                  good luck Shelby....the wife and i may be making the trip. BTW nice win at the Centrals.
                  training for 2010 North Americans...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LITTLEMAGS View Post
                    good luck Shelby....the wife and i may be making the trip. BTW nice win at the Centrals.
                    Thanks! If you see me there please come up and introduce yourself.
                    www.ShelbyStarnes.com
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                    • #11
                      any competitor lists floating around?

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                      • #12
                        Anyone got any thoughts on who's gunna get this pro card?

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                        • #13
                          Coming back to defend my title in the welterweight class, this will be my last show as a welter, moving up classes (hopefully) for next year. Any other welters out there?

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                          • #14
                            always love npc shows guys have a hunger to turn pro should be great if not a deep lineup bsa could turn pro here

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tfrench View Post
                              Coming back to defend my title in the welterweight class, this will be my last show as a welter, moving up classes (hopefully) for next year. Any other welters out there?

                              I believe Victor Prisk will be competing in the welters this year.

                              I will be in the welters also - here are some pics from a week ago:
                              http://asp.elitefts.com/qa/training-...qid=102468&tid=
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