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May 1st, 2021 NPC Mighty Muscle on the Mississippi – Dubuque, IA

Information on the show.

We are only accepting online entry form.


Click here for entry form – ENTRY FORM

Click Here for Ticket Sales – TICKETS

 2021 NPC Mighty Muscle on the Mississippi show is a National Qualifier

Promoter:      Bill Carpenter – UPA Events President– E-mail: BCarpenter@UPAPower.com

Pre-Show Check-In
Pre-Show Check-In Friday April 30th. ALL COMPETITORS must check-in between the hours of 6 pm – 8 PMCST at the Grand River Center in Exhibit Hall B, 500 Bell St. Dubuque, IA 52001the day before the show. NO EXCEPTIONS. You MUST bring the required items listed below in order to check-in AND ON THE day of the show. If you do not have them, you will not be allowed to compete.


  • Valid NPC Membership Card or purchase with cash at check ins. You can also purchase at www.NPCNewsOnline.com ($125.00)

  • Posing trunks/suit

  • Classic N.P.C. shorts & Physique Board Shorts

Show Schedule
MANDATORY COMPETITORS MEETING AT 9:00 AM CST ON SATURDAY MAY 1ST at the Grand River Center in Exhibit Hall B, 500 Bell St. Dubuque, IA 52001

 Pre-judging 10 AM and the Evening show starts at 5 PM CST.

Each competitor must be registered with the NPC and must present a current NPC membership card, current NPC membership payment receipt or purchase an NPC card at this competition.

Each Master Competitor: A) Must have reached their 35th/40th/50th/60thor 70thbirthday by date of show. B) Must provide proof of age with a birth certificate, driver’s license or state ID.

Teen Men:Must have reached their 16thbirthday, but not their 20thbirthday by date of show.*CROSSOVERS ARE ALLOWED BETWEEN MENS BODYBUILDING, PHYSIQUE AND CLASSIQUE PHYSIQUE

*Open – For everyone. The best of the best division.

*Masters – Age divisions.

*Novice and True Novice Divisions can be more than 1 class depending on entries.

*Novice – Never placed 1st in a class

*True Novice – Never did a show. Some divisions will only have Novice.

Men’s Classic Physique: Visit the NPC National site, Rules page for specific height and weight requirements* http://npcnewsonline.com/classic-physique/*If you do not make weight for this class, you will either go into physique or bodybuilding. No refunds will be given.

Prejudging: No free posing in the morning.

Posing/Music: Evening show: 60 seconds posing with music. Men’s & Women’s Bodybuilding Competitors, Classic Physique, Women’s Physique Competitors must upload 1 song  60 seconds long to Muscleware.com when they send you the link after you enter the show. In case of failed music, house music will be provided for your routine. Music must not contain any profanity.

Awards: Trophies awarded to the top 5 places in each weight or age class and to the overall winners of the Men’s and Women’s divisions.

Rules and Entry Fees: Athletes who compete in pre-judging must participate in evening show. Solid color posing suits only. No T-back suits permitted. No jewelry is permitted for men (except wedding rings). Athletes must exhibit good sportsmanship at all times. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWEDBACKSTAGE EXCEPT COMPETITORS AND CONTEST OFFICIALS. ACOACHES PASS CAN BEPURCHASED FOR $40.00 (DOES NOT INCLUDE PREJUDGE, EVENING SHOW TICKETS. MUST PURCHASE TICKETS SEPERATELY). Current NPC rules apply. No Hot Stuff or Analgesic sprays are allowed (no exceptions). No bottled tanning lotion allowed in building. Please have your tanning preparation done before you arrive. YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FOR PUTTING TANNING COLOR ON IN THE BUILDING.No spray tanning booths will be allowed except for the official spray tanners of the show – Simply Gorgeous – www.simplygorgeousomaha.com.


Entry Fees: Crossovers allowed. First entry $115, Second entry $100, & Entries after that $100. All fees included in price. Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. All entries submitted by April 17thor a late fee of $75.00 will be charged. ATHLETES CANNOT REGISTER THE DAY OF THE SHOW


– Grand Harbor Resort & Water Park. The show site (The Grand River Center) is connected by sky walk to The Grand Harbor

Resort & Water Park. Mention “Mighty Muscle on the Miss.” to get the $109 a night room rate.  www.GrandHarborResort.com (563)690-4500

The “cut- off date” for accepting reservations into this room block is Wed.March 31.They will release all blocked discounted rooms after Wed. March 31.

 – Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Dubuque 1801 Greyhound Park Rd, Dubuque, IA 52001

Next to the Q Casino and GreyHound Park – $119 a night under the “NPC Mighty Muscle.” discount rate. Rooms release on Sat. April 3rd. You can call (563)585 -5200 or click the link below.

Click here to reserve a room – Click on here.


– Hotel Julien Dubuque 200 Main St. (Only a block away from the show site.) $89 a night. Rooms are blocked under “NPC Mighty Muscle.” Discounted rate. Call (563)556-4200.


VIDEO:  Private Video Taping will not be allowed. We will have a professional photographer offering photo packages. Cell phone videos and pictures are allowed. No camcorders, cameras or Tripods.




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