Jan 11

Pro Bodybuilding Weekly Announces New Hosting Panel!

Dan Solomon

Creator of Pro Bodybuilding Weekly, Dan has been covering professional bodybuilding for television, radio and print for more than a decade. A 2008 recipient of the IFBB’s Lifetime Achievement Medal (presented by the late Ben Weider), Dan serves as the lead commentator for the Mr. Olympia contest, the prestigious Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic, and has served as moderator of the annual “Olympia Press Conference” in Las Vegas. Dan studied broadcasting at the University of Miami and is a graduate of the University of Hartford’s School of Journalism. – Married for 13 years, he is the proud father of a 4 year old boy.

Lee Thompson

Regarded as one of the highest ranking members of the bodybuilding community, Lee enters his 8th year as Chairman of the NPC Texas. A former competitor in his own right, Lee is also an IFBB Pro League judge and has been named to the judging panel in each of the past 4 Mr. Olympia contests. Known in bodybuilding circles for his candor and “in your face” opinions, Lee was named co-host of PBW to begin its 7th season on the air. – Married to IFBB Figure/Bikini athlete Stacey Thompson, Lee is a proud father of four.

Chad Nicholls

One of the bodybuilding community’s most high profile experts, Chad earned the nickname “The Diet Doctor” after a long and storied career as the original contest prep adviser. Credited for helping Ronnie Coleman build one the greatest physiques of all time, Chad’s other celebrity clients have included the likes of Mike Tyson, Flex Wheeler, Chris Cormier and countless other all time greats. A long time NPC official, Chad’s knowledge of all facets of bodybuilding have made him one of the most sought after “gurus” in the world. Married to former Ms. Olympia Kim Chizevsky, Chad is a proud father of 2 boys.



Nov 10

2011 NPC Ronnie Coleman Classic

Make plans for the 2011 NPC Ronnie Coleman Classic!

April 2 – NPC Ronnie Coleman Classic Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships
National Qualifier
Location: Mesquite
Promoter: Brian and Brandi Dobson
Contact Info: 817.465.9331
email: metroflexgym@att.net



Nov 10

Men’s Physique Introduced for NPC 2011 Season

Men’s Physique Division
Beginning in 2011 a new division for men will be introduced – Men’s Physique. The following are the guidelines/rules.

Judging Criteria:

* Muscularity and Body Condition
Judges will be looking for fit contestants who display proper shape and symmetry combined with muscularity and overall condition. This is not a bodybuilding contest so extreme muscularity should be marked down.

* Stage Presence and Personality
Contestants will be asked to walk in board shorts (shorts must be just above the knee in length and can be one inch below the belly button, no spandex and no logos are permitted on the board shorts however a manufacturer’s logo such as Nike symbol or Billabong are acceptable. Competitors will enter the stage without a shirt and barefoot. No lewd acts are allowed. Example: The moon pose. Judges are looking for the contestant with the best stage presence and poise who can successfully convey his personality to the audience.

COMPETITION JUDGING

Presentation:
* Competitors will walk to the center of the stage alone and perform quarter (1/4) turns with optional pose of hand on hip or hand in pocket, face the judges as directed then proceed to the side of the stage.

Comparison Round:
* The competitors will be brought back out in a group and directed to do quarter turns
* Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in quarter turns.

Promoters can choose to have one class or two. For contests with two classes:

* Up to including 5’8”
* Over 5’8”

National level contests do not permit competitors to crossover into Bodybuilding. All other competitions are permitted to have crossovers at the discretion of the promoter with district chairperson’s approval.

Who Qualifies for National Level Men’s Physique Competitions:

Competitors that place in the top five (5) in each class at national qualifying contests will have a one year qualification for national level events.

Note: For 2011 a place in the top five (5) of any Men’s Physique contest will qualify you for national level contests.

QUALIFYING FOR IFBB PROFESSIONAL STATUS:

* NPC JUNIOR USA CHAMPIONSHIPS – Top 2 placers in the overall comparison earn IFBB Pro Card
* NPC JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Top 4 placers in the overall comparison earn IFBB Pro Card
* TEAM UNIVERSE – Height class winners earn IFBB Pro Card
* NPC USA CHAMPIONSHIPS – Height class winners earn IFBB Pro Card
* IFBB NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – Top 2 placers in the overall comparison earn IFBB Pro Card
* NPC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Height class winners earn IFBB Pro Card

Rules via: npcnewsonline.com



Nov 10

XXX Lackland Classic Results

Click the image below to view results of this years NPC Lackland Classic!



Nov 10

New Contest Dates & Info Released!!!

2011 NPC Texas Contest Schedule

March 26 – NPC West Texas Classic Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships
National Qualifier
Location: Lubbock
Promoter: Andrew Zamora
Contact Info: 806.543.2775                                                                                                    email: racerwash@gmail.com

April 2 – NPC Ronnie Coleman Classic Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships
National Qualifier
Location: Mesquite
Promoter: Brian and Brandi Dobson
Contact Info: 817.465.9331                                                                                                   email: metroflexgym@att.net

May 7 –NPC Texas Shredder Classic Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships
Team Universe Qualifier
Location: Austin
Promoter: Dave Goodin
Contact Info: 512.626.5419                                                                                                   email: txshredder@aol.com

June 4 – NPC Lone Star Classic Bodybuildin & , Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships
Location: Plano
Promoter: Prince Harrison
Contact Info: 972.247.1539                                                                                                email: http://prince@texasbodybuilding.com

June 11 – NPC Black Gold Classic Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships
Location: Odessa
Promoter: Jody May
Contact Info: 432.352.7107                                                                                               email: jodymay@grandecom.net

June 25 – NPC Adela Garcia Classic Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships
Location: Austin
Promoter: Adela Garcia
Contact Information: 512.373.6606                                                                              email: chicalatina99@aol.com

July 16 – NPC Branch Warren Event Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships
National Qualifier
Location: Spring
Promoter: Brian and Brandi Dobson / Branch and Trish Warren
Contact Info: 817.465.9331                                                                                               email: metroflexgym@att.net

July 30 – NPC Rock Fitness Extravaganza – Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships
Location: Laredo
Promoter: Bernadette Galvan
Contact Information: 956.722.2639                                                                                email: http://galvanbernabratt@aol.com

August 13 – NPC Europa Super Show Pro/Am Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships
National Qualifier / IFBB Pro Show
Location: Dallas
Promoter: Ed and Betty Pariso
Contact Information: 817.498.3631                                                                                 email: bettypariso@aol.com

September 10 – NPC Heart of Texas Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships
Location: Plano
Promoter: Prince Harrison
Contact Info: 972.247.1539                                                                                                  email: prince@texasbodybuilding.com

September 24 – NPC South Texas Classic Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships
Location: San Antonio
Promoter: Prince and Debbie Fontenot / Tony Douglas
Contact Information: 210.473.9993                                                                                                    email: http://princefontenot1@yahoo.com tonydouglas@att.net

October 1 – NPC Gold’s Gym Classic Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships
Location: McAllen
Promoter: Raul Bracamontes
Contact Information: 956.648.3200                                                                                                      email: http://rbrac1@yahoo.com

October TBA – NPC Central Texas Showdown Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships
Location: Waco
Promoter: Bob and Laura Johnson
Contact Information: 214.668.3521                                                                                                          email: ctshowdown@yahoo.com

October 15 – Texas Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships / Houston Pro Show
National Qualifier / IFBB Pro Show
Location: Stafford
Promoters: Lee and Stacey Thompson
Contact Information: 281.435.8904 / 970.301.8579                                                                      email: http://lee@npctexas.org / http://stacey@staceybuzz.com

November TBA – NPC Texas State Naturals Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships
Team Universe Qualifier
Location: Austin
Promoter: Dave Goodin
Contact Info: 512.626.5419                                                                                                                         email: http://txshredder@aol.com

November TBA – NPC Lackland Classic Bodybuilding, Physique, Fitness, Figure & Bikini Championships
Team Universe Qualifier
Location: Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio
Promoter: Dwayne Reed
Contact Information: 210.671.3716                                                                                                                email: dwayne.reed@lackland.af.mil



Nov 10

Lee Thompson featured on BodyBuilding Weekly Radio Show

PBW delivers all the latest inside scoop from around bodybuilding as Lee Thompson and Bob Cicherillo join Dan Solomon for a series of exclusive reports.
Date: 11/01/10 (Radio Show 207mp3



Nov 10

Over $7500 Raised to find a cure

This years NPC Texas State Championships & IFBB Houston Pro shows rallied for the cause! With your help and generous donations a donation for more than $7500 was raised.

Thank you all for supporting such a needy cause!



Nov 10

2010 NPC Texas State Championship – Overall Winners


Check out http://www.thompsonmusclecontest.com/contests.html for details!

While you are there be sure to visit the home page and let us know your thoughts on adding a new NQ show early 2011!!