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Date(s) - 09/16/2023

UCCS Ent Center for the Arts

NPC Sanction #4804

Every Competitor Will Be Drug Tested!

New Venue: UCCS Ent Theater, 5225 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO

CLICK HERE to Enter & Pay (Link will be live by 4/1/23)

NOTE: NO Refunds. NO Exceptions.

2023 NPC Supplement Giant MOUNTAIN WEST NATURALS General Information

  • Contest Promoter:  Jeff Taylor/MuscleQuest,
  • Local level NPC show open to NPC registered athletes. Must have an 2023 NPC Card. Cost: $150. Valid through 12/31/23. NOTE:  (Please purchase your NPC Card online from this link or you may purchase your NPC Card at Athlete CheckIn, as it usually takes 6-10 weeks to receive your card if you do the mail-in option)
  • No video equipment or professional photography allowed in the auditorium, (no tripods, detachable lenses, etc.)
  • Minimum competitor age: 18
  • This event is an NPC National Qualifier
  • NPC Sanction #4804

Division Information and Rules: 

Drug Testing:

Every athlete who enters this show will be drug tested. The testing process for this event will be extremely inconvenient for athletes. By entering this event, each athlete agrees to schedule and take a 30 minute polygraph test prior to the competition at either the Colorado Springs or Denver testing locations to be announced. Each athlete will be sent a Calendly scheduling link to set the testing appointment.
PEDs tested: testosterone, clenbuterol and all illegal PEDs. No notes from doctors will be accepted. Note: Any over the counter supplements obtained at a retail supplement store legally are fine.
Testing period: 6 months prior to the competition 9/16/23, so athletes must be drug free from all tested substances from 3/16/23-9/16/23.
Athletes traveling the greatest distances need to get entries in early to be able to schedule testing times closest to the show date.
Each athlete agrees to abide by the professional polygraph results and no refunds will be given for a positive test result.

Novice Rules:

Eligible to compete in novice division if never having won a Novice or Open Class in an NPC show, (Novice okay to enter if won First Time Ever Novice/True Novice). True Novice is the name of the division for First Time Ever competitors.

Masters Rules:  

Must have reached the age of the class entered by the date of the show. Masters entrants may also enter age categories under their age. Must show proof of age.

Music for BB/WP/MCP:

Posing Music for Bodybuilding/Women’s Physique/Men’s Classic Physique Routines:  Contestants can upload 60 sec. posing music at the entry link. (Look for the tab at the top.) Don’t worry if you are unable to upload your 60sec. posing music, please bring to Check-In on a flash drive.


We do not check Bikini and Wellness suit bottoms at CheckIn. Suit bottoms must fit in good taste. If you have a question relative to whether your suit is appropriate please bring a second suit. Inappropriate suits will NOT be permitted onstage.
Bodybuilders, Classic Physique competitors & Women’s Physique competitors must weigh in wearing posing suit, no exceptions.
Classic Physique Shorts: To avoid any possible problems, please order the NPC Classic Physique Shorts from this link, (especially first timers).


1st-5th place receive Niels Anderson Sculpture. Overall champions of each Open division will receive overall award.

Entry Fees:

$165 for the first class, $135 for any additional classes if paid online by Sept. 1st, 2023. Late Entry Fee of $185 for the first class, $160 for additional classes starting Sept. 2nd, 2023.  No entries will be accepted after Tuesday Sept. 12th at Noon MDT due to the testing protocol required for entry. Go to Online Entry Link to Enter & Pay. NO entries will be accepted at the Friday afternoon CheckIn.  NOTE: NO REFUNDS. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Backstage Passes for Trainers:

Limited number of passes for $100.  Must be an NPC member, (Purchase NPC Card here).  Please be advised: A Backstage Pass does not allow trainers to impede flow of the event backstage.  Trainers must cooperate with event expeditors or Backstage Pass will be revoked.

Makeup and Tanning:  

(Note that these official show sponsors are the only tanners and makeup artists allowed on site to ensure athletes highest levels of convenience and quality)

  • Official Show Spray Tanning Services:
    Elite Tan
    Direct Booking Link:  CLICK HERE
    For general inquiries, call 719-659-0857
  • Official Show MakeUp/Hair Services:
    Mane Secrets Beauty
    Direct Booking Link: CLICK HERE
    Number: 214-302-9448
    Point of contact: Ashley Jenelle


  • Friday, Sept. 15th CHECK-IN 4-7pm at the Show Venue the UCCS Ent Theater, 5225 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
  • Activate MuscleWare App to receive notifications regarding show pace, classes onstage, times to arrive
  • Prejudging: Saturday, Sept. 16th, 11:00am at the UCCS Ent Theater
  • Event Order(Prej. & Finals): FIT, WP, BB, CP, MP, Wellness, Figure, Bikini
  • Finals Start Time: 3:00pm

Host Hotel: tba


  • UCCS Ent Theater, 5225 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

NPC sanction #4804

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