The NPC Mother Lode continues without spectators via Livestream on Saturday, June 27  

How One Sport Continues During COVID-19


The NPC Mother Lode continues without spectators via Livestream on Saturday, June 27

RENO, NV (June 25, 2020) – The NPC Mother Lode is an amateur bodybuilding competition sanctioned by the National Physique Committee. All types of male and female athletes will bring their best physiques to the stage in the following divisions: Fitness, Bikini, Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, Women’s Physique, Figure, and the new Wellness category!  This 3rd annual event for Reno is expecting 150+ athletes to compete for custom championship trophies, a coveted NPC National Qualification, and a chance to win a trip to compete in the NPC Worldwide International Russia Championship in Moscow, Russia for IFBB professional status!

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions and state guidelines, the competition will be for athletes only without spectators for this NPC Mother Lode event. Everyone who would like to see the event can do so via Livestream for $19.95 on, from 10 AM to 9 PM (approximately)

“The world is a much more different place than many realize. Of course, the logistical challenges are monumental. And as we wade through these challenges, many partners have a ‘we’re all in this together’ attitude. They search for new solutions and win-win scenarios. With these partners, we’ve been able to rethink and reinvent to make sure the show goes on for our dedicated, determined, and extremely hard-working athletes. We can reassess our old habits and see that in many ways, we could be doing things better. At the end of the day, this event will be different but not inferior. When we come out of the other side, the new ways we had to think will make everything better than before,” said Chris Minnes, founder of NPC Mother Lode and Center Podium Productions.

NEW FOR 2020

  1. Overall Winners receive registration and 3-night hotel accommodations. Two winners will also receive free flights to the NPC Worldwide International Russia Championship
  2. Wellness division/classes added
  3. NPC News Online is now the official media partner

The main sponsors of NPC Mother Lode are Team FFLEX, Dr. Jen’s Nutrition, Mother of Macros, and Bombshell Bikiniz. We are also excited to announce the following local Reno business sponsors Silk Diamond Athletic Apparel and Crunch Fitness.

There are myriad new safety measures to limit the spread of Covid-19 that were implemented by the state of Nevada, Reno-Sparks Convention Center, and Center Podium Productions to provide a safe event. A full list is available here

The schedule for the NPC Mother Lode, held at Reno-Sparks Convention Center ballroom on Saturday, June 27 is as follows:

Saturday, June 27, 2020

10:00 AMLivestream of NPC competitions begin
9:00 PMThe approximate ending time for Livestream of NPC competitions

For information, Livestream tickets, and full event schedule, please visit

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EDITORS NOTE: To schedule pre-show interviews with producer Chris Minnes; please contact Ted Johanson at (707)-968-7672 or

What:                                       NPC Mother Lode Bodybuilding & Fitness Championship
How much:                               A Livestream of the event is available for $19.95 on
When:                                      NPC Competitions 10 AM-9 PM (approx..)

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 IFBB Legion Sports Festival with a 100,000 ft2 multi-sport fitness expo. 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 Podium is the managing company for the NPC West Coast Classic & Expo, Dexter Jackson Classic in Jacksonville Florida and Tahoe Show, Legion Sports Fest, New Mexico State Open, and the IFBB Pro League International Russia Championships. For information, visit

Photo #1:  NPC Mother Lode Rescheduled 2020 Flyer
Photo #2:  NPC Mother Lode Grand Opening with all athletes April 13, 2019

High-resolution images and video are available by visiting