NPC Mother Lode
NPC National Qualifier | May 13, 2023
The NPC Mother Lode is a visual extravaganza! The show hearkens back to before the Golden Days of bodybuilding to a time when muscles could be found only at freak shows and on the inside of dirty red and white striped tents.
This show will inspire and ENTERTAIN like no other! Our competitors will star in our opening act with costumes, music, celebrity guests, and acrobatic exhibitions!
Our audience will want to jump from their seats with inspiration as they watch their favorite athletes battle for the coveted Mother Lode trophy and free entry and lodging at our NPC Worldwide Invictus Pro Qualifier. All will take place on a stage whose visuals are second only to the stunning athletes who will grace our stage. What’s more, is a carnival of fitness vendors at our venue’s doorstep, bringing you steals on the most interesting fitness-enhancing products and wares.
The whole event, everything; hotel, check-ins, tanning, make-up, and the show take place under one roof. We give you generous competitor bags loaded with goodies from our sponsors.
SAVE MONEY AND REGISTER EARLY!
Center Podium offers the BIGGEST production and
SMALLEST REGISTRATION PRICES in California and Nevada!
- Early Bird Pricing (Valid until March 12, 2023): $119
- Regular Pricing (Valid March 13– April 23, 2023): $139
- Late Pricing (After April 23, 2023): $165
- Onsite Registration: $180
Friday, May 12, 2023
All activities take place at the Nugget
|1:00 PM||Tanning begins|
|4:00 PM||Check-ins for Men’s Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Women’s Physique, and Fitness|
|5:00 PM||Check-ins for Men’s Physique|
|5:45 PM||Check-ins for Figure & Wellness|
|6:30 PM||Check-ins for Bikini|
|7:00 PM||Check-ins Close|
Game on is located 100 feet from the venue inside the Nugget Casino! Starts at 4:30 PM.
During finals visit with our vendors with the live show played on 51 TVs! Contests, entertainment, food, drinks, prizes plus best-posing award for all divisions!
Saturday, May 13, 2023
All activities take place at the Nugget
|9:30 AM||Doors open for Pre-Judging|
|4:30 PM||Expo & After Party at “Game On”|
|After Finals||Posing Awards, contests, and celebrations!|
Note: There is no in-person competitor meeting. A detailed competitor experience video will be emailed to you the week of the show.
Order of Classes
Same for Pre-Judging & Finals
Fitness (Physique PJ, Routines Finals)
Figure True Novice
Figure Masters 45+
Figure Masters 35+
Figure Open A
Figure Open B
Figure Open C
Fitness Awards (Finals Only)
Classic Physique True Novice
Classic Physique Master’s 45+
Classic Physique Master’s 35+
Classic Physique Teen
Classic Physique Hero
Classic Physique Novice
Classic Physique A
Classic Physique B
Classic Physique C
Classic Physique D
Classic Physique Overall
Women’s Physique (One Class)
Women’s Physique Overall
Bodybuilding Master’s Men’s 60+
Bodybuilding Master’s Men’s 50+
Bodybuilding Master’s Men’s 40+
Novice Men’s Bodybuilding Light
Novice Men’s Bodybuilding Heavy
Novice Men’s Bodybuilding Overall
Men’s bodybuilding Open Bantam
Men’s Bodybuilding Open Light
Men’s Bodybuilding Open Middle
Men’s Bodybuilding Open Light-Heavy
Men’s Bodybuilding Open Heavy
Men’s Bodybuilding Open Overall
Bikini True Novice A
Bikini True Novice B
Bikini True Novice C
Bikini True Novice D
Bikini Masters 50+
Bikini Masters 45+
Bikini Masters 35+ A
Bikini Masters 35+ B
Bikini Masters 35+ C
Bikini Masters 35+ Overall
Bikini Novice Class A
Bikini Novice Class B
Bikini Novice Class C
Bikini Novice Class D
Bikini Novice Class E
Bikini Novice Class F
Bikini Novice Overall
Bikini Open Class A
Bikini Open Class B
Bikini Open Class C
Bikini Open Class D
Bikini Open Class E
Bikini Open Class F
Bikini Open Class G
Bikini Open Class H
Bikini Open Overall
Men’s Physique True Novice A
Men’s Physique True Novice B
Men’s Physique Master’s 50+
Men’s Physique Master’s 45+
Men’s Physique Master’s 35+
Men’s Physique Teen
Men’s Physique Hero
Men’s Physique Novice Class A
Men’s Physique Novice Class B
Men’s Physique Novice Overall
Men’s Physique Open Class A
Men’s Physique Open Class B
Men’s Physique Open Class C
Men’s Physique Open Class D
Men’s Physique Open Class E
Men’s Physique Open Class F
Men’s Physique Overall
Wellness Masters 35+ A
Wellness Masters 35+ B
Wellness Masters 35+ Overall
Wellness Novice A
Wellness Novice B
Wellness Novice C
Wellness Novice Overall
Nugget Celebrity Showroom
This state-of-the-art venue has hosted a wide variety of performances, including comedy acts, musical acts, and other live performances. The Sinatra-style showroom is an intimate venue with just 780 seats, so book your tickets early! Some of the notable acts that have performed at the Celebrity Showroom since the 1950s include musical acts like The Temptations, The Four Tops, Liberace, Boys II Men, and Jimmy Dean. The showroom also features a full bar, providing guests with a variety of drink options to enjoy during the show.
The Nugget Casino Resort has a history dating back to the 1950s. One of the most notable elements of the resort’s history is the elephants who once opened the shows! Elephants Bertha and Angel and were trained to perform tricks and were a staple at the resort for many years. However, the exhibit was eventually phased out, and the elephants were retired to a sanctuary. While the live elephant exhibit is no longer in operation, the NPC Mother Lode pays homage to its history with full-sized gold elephant-themed decor and imagery throughout the show!
Nugget Casino Resort
With $75 million recently invested in resort upgrades, you are going to love everything about the Nugget’s guest rooms, and dining options, including a steakhouse, Oyster Bar, Island Grill, Rosies’s Cafe (opened 24/7), and Starbucks. The resort also features a fitness center, a pool, and a spa. The casino portion of the resort includes a wide range of games, including slot machines, table games, and a sports book. The Nugget Casino Resort is just a short distance from Reno-Tahoe International Airport where you can catch the FREE airport shuttle from 7 AM – 8:30 PM.
We’ve arranged everything to take place at the Nugget to assure your competition experience is easy and stress-free! You’ll find registration, tanning, make-up, our mini-expo, and after-party all at the Nugget! Plus we’ve arranged a special hotel discount and perk just for our guests!
NOTICE! Guest will be responsible for any damages to the hotel rooms. Please bring sheets and towels to protect from tanning!
Starting at: $59 Midweek, $149 Weekends
BOOKING DEADLINE: April 13, 2023
RESERVATIONS– Call 1-800-648-1177 with group code: GCPBB23 or follow the booking link below!
Choose your seats. Assigned seating!
VIP Tickets give you access to BOTH Pre-Judging and Finals with one ticket. The best value and best seats compared to all ticket options.
First ticket orders are placed in premier seats. You will skip the box office and go directly to the VIP line.
Pre-Judging is where the action happens. Watch the athletes live judged.
See how your eye stacks up to the judge’s and try to predict who will win. Book Online and choose your own seats!
Doors at 9:30 AM. Show at 10:00 AM.
See the routines and find out who will go home with the gold!
Book Online and choose your own seats!
Doors at 5:30 PM. Show at 6:00 PM
Directions To the Venue
Nugget Casino Resort
1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431
Closest Major Airport: Reno/Tahoe International (RNO). Click here to book flights to Reno. The Nugget Casino Resort is just a short distance from Reno-Tahoe International Airport where you can catch the FREE airport shuttle from 7 AM – 8:30 PM.