BODYBUILDING, FIGURE, BIKINI, PHYSIQUE, CLASSIC PHYSIQUE & WELLNESS CHAMPIONSHIPS

AN NPC NATIONAL QUALIFIER

PRESENTED BY

OGDEN CONSTRUCTION

NPC MIKE FRANCOIS CLASSIC

7/17/21

IMPORTANT UPDATES 

Due to the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 situation, please check back often for any updates which will be posted here. 

LOCATION 

Marriott Columbus Northwest

5605 Blazer Parkway
Dublin, OH 43017

All aspects of the event will be held under one roof! 

TIME 
Prejudging: 10:00 a.m.
Finals: 6:00 p.m.

NEW FOR 2021 

Beginning in 2021, the NPC is requiring all online registrations to be processed through a company called Muscleware. You will be redirected to their site from our online registration links. Please be sure to read any correspondence you may receive from them.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

The Schedule of Events will be determined at a later date due to COVID-19. It will depend on the limitations and social distancing requirements set forth by the Ohio Department of Health at (or near) the time of our event. For example, we may need to split the Prejudging and Finals into two sessions each to best accommodate the spectators: one for all the female competitors and one for all the male competitors.

NATIONAL QUALIFIER 

The NPC Mike Francois Classic is an NPC National Qualifier. For all the details regarding the NPC qualifications to compete in NPC national level competitions, please CLICK HERE.

ELIGIBILITY 
The NPC Mike Francois Classic is open to all competitors who are current members of the NPC. Your NPC USA membership card must be presented during check-in on Friday, July 16th. NPC cards are $135 and can be purchased online at www.npcnewsonline.com or at the Friday check-in.  

RULES & REGULATIONS 

All rules and regulations are established by our sanctioning body, the National Physique Committee (NPC). Visit their web site at www.npcnewsonline.com and click on "Rules" for detailed information on rounds, scoring, presentation and suit requirements for each division. 

DIVISIONS 

Bodybuilding 

Men's Open Bodybuilding (7 classes)

  • Bantamweight: 143¼ lbs and under

  • Lightweight: Over 143¼ lbs up to and including 154¼ lbs

  • Welterweight: Over 154¼ lbs up to and including 165¼ lbs

  • Middleweight: Over 165¼ lbs up to and including 176¼ lbs

  • Light Heavyweight: Over 176¼ lbs up to and including 198¼ lbs

  • Heavyweight: Over 198¼ lbs up to and including 225¼ lbs

  • Super Heavyweight: Over 225¼ lbs

Men's Masters Bodybuilding (1 class)

  • 35 years of age and older

Men's Novice Bodybuilding (1 class)

  • Have never placed first in any Bodybuilding class in a prior NPC contest.

Figure 

Open Figure (4 classes)

  • Class A: Up to and including 5’2”

  • Class B: Over 5’2” and up to and including 5’4”

  • Class C: Over 5’4” and up to and including 5’6”

  • Class D: Over 5’6”

Masters Figure (1 class)

  • 35 years of age and older

Novice Figure (1 class)

  • Have never placed first in any Figure class in a prior NPC contest.

Bikini 

Open Bikini (4 classes)

  • Class A: Up to and including 5’2”

  • Class B: Over 5’2” and up to and including 5’4”

  • Class C: Over 5’4” and up to and including 5’6”

  • Class D: Over 5’6”

Masters Bikini (1 class)

  • 35 years of age and older

Novice Bikini (2 classes)

  • Have never placed first in any Bikini class in a prior NPC contest.

  • Class A: Up to and including 5'4"

  • Class B: Over 5’4”

True Novice Bikini (1 class) 

  • Have never competed in any Bikini division in a prior NPC contest.

Physique 

Men's Open Physique (4 classes)

  • Class A: Up to and including 5’6”

  • Class B: Over 5’6” and up to and including 5’8”

  • Class C: Over 5’8” and up to and including 5’10”

  • Class D: Over 5’10”

Men's Masters Physique (1 class)

  • 35 years of age and older

Men's Novice Physique (2 classes)

  • Have never placed first in any Physique class in a prior NPC contest.

  • Class A: Up to and including 5'8"

  • Class B: Over 5'8"

Women's Open Physique (1 class)

Classic Physique 
Men's Open Classic Physique (3 classes)

Men's Novice Classic Physique (1 class)

  • Have never placed first in any Classic Physique class in a prior NPC contest.

Wellness 

Women's Open Wellness (1 class) *NEW*

ENTRY FEE 
$105.00 if entered online or postmarked by July 3, 2021. $25.00 late fee after that date. Add $55 for each additional division entering. Crossovers are permitted between all divisions. For example, a competitor may enter both the Figure and Bikini divisions. ENTER ONLINE or print an ENTRY FORM to enter by mail. You may also enter at the Friday check-in as well as change or add classes. Entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Note: Beginning in 2021, the NPC is requiring all online registrations to be processed through a company called Muscleware. You will be redirected to their site from our online registration links

 

FRIDAY CHECK-IN 
All competitors must check-in on Friday, July 16th between 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Marriott Columbus Northwest. Per NPC regulations, no Saturday check-ins will be allowed. Please note the following:

  • Posing Suit: Bodybuilding, Classic Physique and Bikini competitors must wear their suit to the check-in. All other competitors need to bring their suit for inspection.

  • Music: If you are competing in Bodybuilding, Women's Physique or Classic Physique, you must bring your music to the check-in (unless you uploaded it during online registration). For those crossing over between Men's Bodybuilding and Classic Physique, please bring music for each division (see Music section below for additional details).

 

MANDATORY MEETING 
The mandatory meeting for all competitors will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, July 17th at the Marriott Columbus Northwest. Please plan on arriving by 8:30 a.m. Prejudging will immediately follow at 10:00 a.m.

MUSIC 

All Bodybuilding, Women's Physique and Classic Physique competitors must provide their music no later than 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 16th. You have 2 options: 1) If you pre-register online or by mail, you can upload your music through MuscleWare (you will be emailed a link); or 2) You can bring a USB Flash Drive (preferred) or a CD to the check-in. If you are crossing over between Men's Bodybuilding and Classic Physique, you must provide music for each division. Music may not exceed 60 seconds, no other music can be on the USB/CD, and vulgar lyrics are prohibited and will result in disqualification. The USB Flash Drive will be returned to you at the check-in. CDs will be available for pick-up immediately after the contest (they will not be returned by mail). 

POSING ROUTINES 

All Bodybuilding, Women's Physique and Classic Physique competitors will perform their routine at the Finals. If you are a Bodybuilder crossing over into another Bodybuilding division, you will pose once. If you are a Bodybuilder crossing over into Classic Physique, you will pose in both. No routines will be performed at the Prejudging. Flips of any kind are not permitted.

TRAINER'S PASS 
The NPC allows competitors the opportunity to have their trainer backstage to assist them. The Trainer's Passes are $75 and are limited to ONE (1) per competitor. The Trainer's Pass only allows the trainer backstage to assist the competitor. If the trainer wants access to the ballroom to view the show, they must purchase a ticket. Note: Due to limited space, the total number of Trainer's Passes available is extremely limited. You can purchase a Trainer's Pass ONLINE, by MAIL or backstage Saturday, July 17th (if available). If purchasing July 17th, please bring exact change. 

PUMP UP AREA 
Per NPC regulations, weights and dumbbells are no longer allowed. Only exercise bands will be permitted in the venue. We will provide a limited number of bands. To ensure availability, we highly recommend you bring your own.

 

AWARDS 
1st through 5th places in each class will receive an award from Niels Andersen Sculptures. Every competitor will receive a goody bag!

 

TICKETS 
Prejudging tickets are $15 (General Admission). Finals tickets are $25 (General Admission). Children two and under admitted free. Note: Due to COVID-19, tickets will be available for purchase at a later date. We will need to ascertain the limitations and social distancing requirements set forth by the Ohio Department of Health at (or near) the time of our event. We may need to split the Prejudging and Finals into two sessions each to best accommodate the spectators: one for all the female competitors and one for all the male competitors. For 2021, both Prejudging and Finals tickets will be General Admission. ORDER ONLINE (coming soon) or print our TICKET ORDER FORM (coming soon) to order by mail. Tickets will also be sold at the door and at Metro Fitness in Worthington for a limited time. All checks and money orders should be made payable to Mike Francois. Due to processing time, ticket orders postmarked or submitted online after July 3, 2021 will not be mailed and must be picked up at Will Call (ticket booth) at the venue the day of. Due to prior sell-outs and possible COVID-19 limitations, please order early to guarantee admission!

HOST HOTEL 

Marriott Columbus Northwest

5605 Blazer Parkway
Dublin, OH 43017

(614) 791-1000

Rate: $139 plus applicable tax. 

All rooms come equipped with a min-fridge and coffee maker.
Cut-off date is June 18th.

You can reserve by phone or online:
Phone: Call (614) 791-1000 (ask for the Mike Francois Classic rate).
Online: CLICK HERE to book online. You will be taken to the Marriott Mike Francois Classic reservation site.

 

PROFESSIONAL SPRAY TANNING SERVICES 
Competition spray tanning services will be offered by Liquid Sun Rayz at the Marriott Columbus Northwest. To schedule an appointment, please visit www.liquidsunrayz.com. Note: Tanning products are not allowed in the venue and oil must be applied in designated areas only.

PHOTOGRAPHY INFO 
Per NPC regulations, cameras are not allowed in the first 10 rows. There is no restriction on cell phone cameras. Pictures will be available for purchase from the official contest photographer.

SPONSOR INFO 
If you are interested in sponsoring the 2021 NPC Mike Francois Classic, please CONTACT US and we will gladly send you information.

  

QUICK LINKS

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MIKE FRANCOIS

Fitness Coach / Promoter

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