FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Northern Nevada & California’s Most Anticipated Fitness Event of 2017

Northern Nevada & California’s Most Anticipated Fitness Event of 2017


Bodybuilders, Figure, Bikini & Physique Athletes to Travel to Lake Tahoe on a Fitness Vacation. A NPC Amateur Bodybuilding National Qualifier Competition

STATELINE, NV (August 7) — The seventh annual TAHOE SHOW Fitness & Bodybuilding Championship presented by Carr Cellular Fitness will be held at the stunning MontBleu Resort Showroom in Stateline, NV on the south shore of Lake Tahoe on August 26, 2017. The NPC-sanctioned event is projected to attract some 2,000+ spectators and 350+ athletes who will compete for custom championship trophies and a coveted National Qualification. Website is

New this year is the addition of Bob Cicherillo as Master of Ceremonies. Bob Cicherillo is the Emcee for Joe Weider’s Mr. Olympia, the biggest event in IFBB Professional Bodybuilding. “Normally to have Bob announce your name on stage you have to be an IFBB Pro, but we treat all our athletes like pros so you get this opportunity at the NPC Tahoe Show.” said promoter and founder Chris Minnes.

What is expected to be a blockbuster amateur bodybuilding show promises much more then flexing physiques. “At this event, everyone leaves with something; fitness supplements, apparel, prizes, celebrity photos and a ton of motivation to be fit.” explains promoter Chris Minnes. In addition to the bodybuilding contest, the show includes 20 fitness vendors offering up free samples, training advice, and fitness apparel. Top vendors include Carr Cellular Fitness, SWAT FUEL, Infinium Works, Fit Kitchen, Icon Muscle, Str8 Shredded, Cellucor, B.A.R Republic, Thrive Spine Center and FitPro.

“The sport of bodybuilding has changed so much from the days of the ‘mass monsters'” explains Minnes,” Today we have 6 men’s and women’s divisions. These divisions focus on an athletic and balanced look like you’d see on the cover of GQ or Women’s Health magazine. Competitors prove that age is just number with competitors as young as 16 and as old as 80!” Still expect lots of flexing at this visual extravaganza covered by magazines, bloggers, major main stream media and in thousands of tweets, photos and social media fan page posts around the globe.

As the show sells out of tickets annually, producers, in partnership with Carr Cellular Fitness, have solved the problem by streaming the event, making it viewable around the world. “There is nothing like being there in person to feel the energy and excitement of the show; it really gets you motivated,” says Minnes “but if you can’t be there, you can join the over 10,000 people who watch the show online.”

Renowned as one of the industry’s best competitions by contestants, judges and spectators alike, the schedule for the Tahoe Show, held at MontBleu Resort on Saturday, August 26 is as follows:

Saturday, August 26, 2017

9:30 AM Doors open to public for Pre-Judging for all NPC Divisions at the MontBleu Showroom

10:00 AM Pre-Judging

5:30 PM Doors open for finals at the MontBleu Showroom

6:00 PM Finals for all NPC Divisions.

10:00 PM After-party at Opal Ultra Lounge. Complementary entry for competitors.

The event is being held at the MontBleu Resort Showroom with 2,000 spectators and 350 competitors. Pre- judging will be August 26, 2017, starting at 10:00 AM, with finals starting at 6:00 PM. Spectator tickets are $25.00 to $119.00.

For information, registration, tickets and a full event schedule visit ###

EDITORS NOTE: To schedule pre-show interviews area competitors or Tahoe Show producer Chris Minnes please contact Chris Minnes at (775) 267-7564 or

Press Check-In: When:

NPC Tahoe Show Bodybuilding & Fitness Championship presented by Carr Cellular Fitness August 26th at 9:00 AM & 5:30 PM (please contact in advance for TV & media truck parking) Pre-Judging NPC Divisions 10 AM-2 PM, Finals at 6 PM.
MontBleu Resort Showroom, 55 hwy 50, Stateline, NV 89449

About Chris Minnes & Center Podium

Christopher Minnes is known as the premier bodybuilding event promoter in the West. He has produced the NPC/IFBB sanctioned Tahoe Show since 2011, the NPC West Coast in Riverside, CA and the NPC/IFBB Ferrigno Legacy with Lou Ferrigno held each year in Palm Springs, now with a 120,000-square foot multi-sport festival called FLEXPO. 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 Poduim is the managing company for the Tahoe Show, NPC West Coast, and Ferrigno Legacy. For information visit

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. MontBleu is owned by Tropicana Entertainment Inc. For more information, visit


About Bob Cicherillo

Bob Cicherillo has been featured in many fitness and magazine articles, as well as being featured on the cover of FLEX magazine. He once appeared in the television sitcom Malcolm in the Middle and is a regular contributor to the fitness website In addition, Cicherillo has appeared in an ESPN SportsCenter commercial with Stewart Scott, a music video for the band Smash Mouth, and in the movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, playing “Rory”, a

bodybuilder at Ben Stiller’s gym. He is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Cicherillo was also “Titan” on the original American Gladiators TV series. For more information, visit Wikipedia

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2016 Overall Tahoe Show Winners, Lakeside Photo Shoot
Tahoe Show EmCee, Bob Cicherillo
Local Bikini Athlete Safira Wulfsberg-Gesmundo, Lakeside Photo Shoot MontBleu Resort Marquee

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