The NPC season is heating up as the national-level summer contests approach. Check out all of the highlights from around the country this past weekend.
BEV FRANCIS ATLANTIC STATES: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Roughly 300 competitors turned out for the biggest-ever edition of the Atlantic States. Current Mr. Olympia Phil Heath was the featured guest poser, while four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler made a guest appearance. Check out that gallery here.
SOUTHERN CLASSIC: JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
It was the 29th year of the Southern Classic, and one of the largest as 200 competitors performed in front of a capacity crowd. IFBB pros Tricky Jackson and Jennifer Robinson were the featured guest posers.
FLORIDA CENTRAL DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS: LAKELAND, FLORIDA
The NPC Florida Central District Championships had nearly one hundred competitors on stage over the two-day event, with Figure and Bikini judging Friday and the standard format show for bodybuilding and physique divisions on Saturday. Promoter Deb Callahan has grown the reputation of the show over many years and her husband Jack Callahan emcees not only their two annual competitions, but many others in Florida.
MILE HIGH NATURALS: ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO
It was a competitor turnout from around the Rocky Mountain West for the Max Muscle Mile High Championships. Every Bodybuilding and Women’s Physique entrant was drug tested prior to Saturday’s event. IFBB Pro, Andy Haman, delivered on his promise to wow the sold-out crowd with his Incredible Hulk guest posing performance, courtesy of Dymatize.
JULIE PALMER’S ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN: COLUMBUS, OHIO