There are hundreds of amateur bodybuilding competitions around the country, but none like the Tahoe Show with its stunning location, over-the-top production, and the world’s top athletes. The 11th annual Tahoe Show, presented by California Alternative Medicine, is known as the “must do” competition in the bodybuilding circuit. Attracting athletes worldwide, the Tahoe Show expects a record turnout of 450 athletes and 3,000 spectators throughout the August 14 and 15th weekend at the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa in Stateline, Nevada.
The show is not just for bodybuilding fans; it’s an excellent opportunity to meet fitness companies and trainers. Attendees will leave motivated by seeing how a few months of dedication to health and fitness can transform any physique! The athletes’ ages can vary between 18 and even 80!
A total of eight divisions will be showcasing a variety of body types. Divisions include the very popular swimsuit model look found in bikini and men’s physique. Classic physique and women’s physique are the classic look of the Arnold Schwarzenegger Golden Era. Of course, nothing wows the audience like the dozens of big bodybuilders who will be battling for that first place trophy.
In addition to the amateur competitors, the show will feature the IFBB Professionals in the Wellness and Bikini divisions. IFBB Pro Bikini returns for a second year after 2020’s stacked lineup of Olympia athletes. The new thick-bottomed division “Wellness” is new in 2021. Also new is the addition of IFBB Pro Masters Bikini and Wellness. These top pro athletes will compete for $8,000 in cash, a custom Tahoe Show trophy, qualification points for the 2021 Olympia, and a photo shoot on the lake courtesy of Tahoe Lake Love Captained Boat Charters. Master’s 35+ winners in Bikini and Wellness will also receive free entry and night hotel accommodations to the 2021 IFBB Pro Masters Legion Sports Fest in Reno on October 22.
NPC athletes will also compete for the custom “muscle deer” trophies and a coveted National Qualification for a chance to become a professional IFBB Pro League athlete. In addition, the overall winners of NPC Bikini and NPC Wellness will join the Tahoe Lake Love boat photoshoot on the lake.
Attendees will also get the chance to visit with 20 fitness vendors who will share their latest products and services. The products can assist anyone in achieving their health and fitness goals from simply dropping a pant size, gaining muscle, recovering from workouts faster, or becoming a star on the bodybuilding stage. These companies will vary from nutrition, gyms, personal training, health optimization, fitness apparel, supplements, bikinis, jewelry, and massage guns!
New this year is the USAA Armwrestling tournament on August 15 at noon inside Blu Nightclub at the MontBleu Resort. Spectator tickets are just $5.00, or athletes may register for $30.00 per event. For more information, please visit https://usarmwrestling.com/event-calendar
For those unable to make the trip, the NPC/IFBB Tahoe Show is available via live stream for $24.95 on https://tv.centerpodium.com/
New this year:
• IFBB Pro Wellness Division
• IFBB Pro Masters Wellness Division
• IFBB Pro Masters Bikini Division
• Free tanning for athletes! ($150 value)
• Coverage by NPC News Online J.M. Manion
• Competitions return to MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
• Top five winners of IFBB Pro Bikini, IFBB Pro Wellness, and overall winners of NPC Bikini and NPC Wellness get a free photoshoot on Lake Tahoe courtesy of Tahoe Lake Love Captained Boat Charters
• USAA Armwrestling tournament at Blu Nightclub in MontBleu on Sunday, August 15 at 12:00 PM
The Tahoe Show title sponsor is California Alternative Medicine. Other top sponsors include: Team FFLEX, Battle Born Beekinis, Tahoe Lake Love Boat Charters, Let’s Get Serious Apparel, Jawku, KV Apparel, Gotama Supplements, Worley Fit Aesthetics, Ice Age Meals, Team Cutz, Sierra Meat & Seafood, Team Sohn, Team Atlas and Fortitude Athletics.
Schedule of Events MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
Saturday, August 14, 2021
9:00 AM Doors open to the public for Pre-Judging at MontBleu Showroom
9:30 AM Pre-Judging begins for NPC Fitness, Figure, Women’s Physique, Bikini & Wellness
4:00 PM Doors open for finals at MontBleu Showroom
4:30 PM Finals begin for NPC Fitness, Figure, Women’s Physique, Bikini & Wellness
Sunday, August 15, 2021
9:00 AM Doors open to the public for Pre-Judging
9:30 AM Pre-Judging for Classic Physique, Bodybuilding, IFBB Pro Bikini, IFBB Pro Wellness, & Men’s Physique
3:00 PM Doors open for finals at the MontBleu Showroom
3:30 PM Finals for Classic Physique, Bodybuilding, IFBB Pro Bikini, IFBB Pro Wellness, & Men’s Physique
For information, registration, tickets, and a full event schedule visit www.centerpodium.com/tahoeshow/
Press Check-In: August 14th and 15th at 8:30 AM & 3:00 PM (advanced request for media credentials required)
Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Showroom, 55 US-50, Stateline, NV 89449
How Much: Tickets range from $29-$260 and are available at https://centerpodium.com/tahoeshow/#ticketsAbout Chris Minnes & Center Podium
Voted 2017 promoter of the year, Christopher Minnes is known as the premier bodybuilding event promoter globally, producing eight shows across the United States and in Russia. With a background in event promotion beginning in 1991, Minnes has produced hundreds of events, including concerts, ski & snowboard races, mountain bike races, and much more. Center Podium is the managing company for the Tahoe Show, NPC West Coast, Dexter Jackson Classic, NPC Mother Lode, NPC New Mexico State Open, Dexter Jackson Classic Tennessee, NPC Worldwide Russia International Championship, and the Legion Sports Festival in Stateline, NV (2020) and Reno, NV (2021). For information, visit www.centerpodium.com.About MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa appeals to both the traditional gamer and the late-night club-hopper with its stylish sophistication and attractive, metro-cool atmosphere creating a complete casino-resort experience. The 437-room MontBleu features distinct restaurants and chic nightlife venues, 45,000 square-foot casino, and spa. Bally’s Corporation owns MontBleu. For more information, visit http://www.ballyslaketahoe.com/.
ABOUT THE NPC
The National Physique Committee (NPC) is the largest amateur bodybuilding organization in the United States. Amateur bodybuilders compete in competitions from local to national competitions sanctioned by the NPC. One amateur organization per country is recognized by the International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB Pro League), bodybuilding’s international organization. The IFBB Pro League recognizes the NPC as its amateur extension for the United States. Advanced athletes can progress as professionals and join the IFBB Professional League, which is the only way they can qualify to compete for bodybuilding’s highest honor, winning the Mr. Olympia contest.
Photo #1: 2021 Tahoe Show Poster
Photo #2: 2020 IFBB Pro Bikini Class Winners
Photo #3: 2019 Tahoe Show Overall Winners
High-resolution images and video can be downloaded by visiting www.centerpodium.com/media