NPC West Coast Bodybuilding Expo & Competition Returns to Riverside


NPC West Coast Bodybuilding Expo & Competition Returns to Riverside

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NPC West Coast Bodybuilding Expo & Competition Returns to Riverside


Producers Lonnie Teper & Christopher Minnes with celebrity guests present NPC Bodybuilding National Qualifier & Fitness Expo

RIVERSIDE, CA (June 13) — After a successful move to Riverside, California last year, the 18th Annual NPC West Coast Classic presented by returns to Fox Performing Arts Theater on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The competition will host 350+ athletes who will compete for custom championship/medals and trophies and a coveted National Qualification. The event will entertain 2,000+ spectators with the best physiques in southern California, and a live performance by Oksana Grinshina, Ms. Fitness Olympia and Arnold Classic Champion. The fitness expo also returns with more exhibitors (50) and more Mr. Olympia level celebrity guests providing seminars on training, nutrition, posing and contest prep. The fitness expo is free to the public while the bodybuilding events tickets start at $29.00.

“The NPC West Coast Classic has something for everyone. Whether you want to get a little more fit or if you are a die-hard bodybuilding fan, you will leave inspired,” said Lonnie Teper, the promoter and host of the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic.

“My goal is to produce the best fitness events. My other goal is to blow my last fitness event out of the water with the next one. This is the next one,” said Chris Minnes, promoter of the NPC West Coast Classic, Ferrigno Legacy, Ferrigno Legacy Expo and Tahoe Show.

New this year:

Expanded Free Fitness Expo to the Public – More vendors, celebrities and seminars including: Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler and Mr. Olympia Danny Hester, IFBB Professionals Chris “Real Deal” Cormier, Bojana Vasiljevik, Tamara Haddad, Wendy Fortino, Marissa Rivero McGrath

Live performance by Ms. Olympia Oksana Grishina – And current IFBB pro bodybuilders Brad “Front” Rowe, Jerome “Hollywood” Ferguson, Vladimir Cizov

Finger Licking After Party – Includes four food trucks and live music with Saga Strings

The title sponsor of the NPC West Coast is The free HD Live Web Stream sponsor is Carr Cellular Fitness. Key sponsors include: Icon Muscle, Swat Fuel, Str8Shredded, The Camp and Muscle Rehab Center. Other preferred sponsors include Fitness Mania, Clarks Nutrition, Cutler Nutrition, Grenade, Calibrated Training and Nutrition, Team 4Ever Fit, Elite Fitness Training, Global Formulas, Get Froze Cryotherapy, Tahoe Show, Ferrigno Legacy and Center Podium.

NPC West Coast Schedule:

Saturday, June 17, 2017

9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Doors open to public for Pre-Judging for all NPC Divisions at the Fox Riverside Theater EXPO Opens – Free to the public
Doors open for finals at the Fox Riverside Theater

Finals for all NPC Divisions. Expo Ends
Finger Licking After Party:

After Party at the Fox Theater Preview Bar. Complete with live music from Saga Strings, adult beverages and four local food trucks

NPC West Coast EXPO Schedule:

9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM

12:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 7:00 PM

EXPO Opens
Bikini Posing Clinic with IFBB Pros Tamara Haddad & Marissa Rivero McGrath – Free
Lateral Hold Contest 1 on 1 on 1: Hold ten pounds laterally for the longest duration to win. Male & Female winners receive prizes!
Training Seminar with IFBB Legend Chris Cormier – Free
Bodybuilding & Classic Physique Posing Seminar with Mr. Olympia Danny Hester – Free
Figure Posing Seminar with Bojana Vasiljevic and Wendy Fortino
Q & A with Jay Cutler at the EXPO. – Free
Expo Ends

Tickets range from $29.00−$109.00 at Parking is free. For more information, visit The show can also be watched live online for free at and

What: NPC West Coast Fitness Expo and Bodybuilding Championship presented by
When: Saturday, June 17, 2017. Pre-Judging NPC Divisions 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Finals at 6:00 p.m. Expo 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, Calif. 92501
Press Check-In: Saturday, June 17 at 9:00 a.m. (TV and media truck parking assigned)


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About Chris Minnes & Tahoe Show, LLC

Christopher Minnes is known as the premier bodybuilding event promoter in the West. He has produced the NPC/IFBB sanctioned Tahoe Show since 2011 and the NPC/IFBB Ferrigno Legacy held each year in Palm Springs. With a background in event promotion beginning in 1991, Minnes has produced hundreds of events including concerts, ski & snowboard races, Mtn. bike races and much more. Tahoe Show, LLC is the managing company for the NPC West Coast, Tahoe Show and Ferrigno Legacy. For information visit

About Lonnie Teper

Lonnie Teper has been a hub of the bodybuilding world for over 30 years playing nearly every role from host of over 500 shows including the Mr. Olympia and Arnold Classic, veteran reporter for Iron Man Magazine, promoter and the man on the street working with everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Jay Cutler. Teper founded the the NPC West Coast under the name NPC Western Collegiate Championships in 1999.

About Fox Performing Arts Center

The Riverside Fox Theater, also known as the Fox Performing Arts Center, was built in 1929, and is a Spanish Colonial Revival style building in the heart of downtown Riverside, California. The theater is the centerpiece of Riverside’s Arts & Culture initiative and underwent a major renovation and restoration to become a regional

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performing arts facility. Renovation was completed in the Fall 2009, with a grand-reopening in January 2010. The theater is best known for being the first theater to screen the 1939 film Gone With the Wind.

About Saga Strings

“Firing up crowds all over the world, Saga brings entertainment in dance music to a new level. Four virtuoso string players, all classically trained and with impeccable improvisation skills, combined with Dutch superstar vocalist Elise Van Der Horst, surprise any audience beyond expectations. Saga is based out of Los Angeles, California, where all the girls met and decided to team up and create something new and exciting. Saga’s shows consist of high energy music, the latest popular tracks mixed with well-known rock and short inserts of classical music. Where all string quartets are designed according to hierarchy (1st violin, 2nd, etc), Saga features each member equally through the many moments of improvisation where the ladies can show off their fantastic personal skills.” –


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4x Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler, seminar poster for NPC West Coast
Fox Performing Arts Center
2017 NPC West Coast Poster
Ms. Olympia Oksana Grishina’s Michael Jackson Routine at Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic 2016 Mr. Olympia Danny Hester

Relevant video links:
NPC West Coast Sizzle: Oksana Grishina Michael Jackson Performance: Saga Strings:

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