Special Announcement


It has come to my attention that gymnastics moves are being performed during the posing round of Men's Classic Physique. Recently in that division an injury occurred when a back flip was performed.

Promoter's are not permitted to allow gymnastics moves in any division except Women's Fitness.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

Special Announcement


Effective Jan. 1, 2018, qualifications for all national events (NPC Jr. USA, Jr. Nationals, USA, Nationals, Universe & IFBB North American) will be placing in the top 2 of the weight/height class in the Open Division. Qualifications are good for the year obtained plus 1 year. 

Rules & Regulations Announcments


CROSSOVERS: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, athletes may enter unlimited contests subject to their being qualified. Promoters must indicate on their entry form if CROSSOVERS will be allowed.

INDIVIDUAL POSING ROUTINE: Every Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, & Women's Physique competitor in Florida NPC Contests will perform his or her Individual Posing Routine by themselves either during prejudging or at the evening show.  The decision will be made by the Chairman.

MUSIC: Competitor's music must be on a CD and can not contain any profanity. Use of profanity is an automatic disqualification.

Suits Worn at Check Ins:


Effective immediately, and to keep in line with NPC National competition rules, all competitors will be required to wear their stage posing suits (suit bottoms for females) to competition check ins. Please wear the suits under your sweats. The suit will be checked to make sure it adheres to the rules posted on for each division.

Each competitor is asked to bring a back up suit (always a good practice), in case their suit does not meet standards.

A few rules to remember:

All divisions: no T-Backs or Thongs are permitted.

Classic Physique: Suit style must be black no shorter than 4 ½” on the side cut.

Men’s Bodybuilding: Plain in color, no fringe, no sparkling or fluorescents.






Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 16, 2019 – It is with tremendous pleasure to announce that Tyler Manion has been appointed as the Vice-President of the National Physique Committee of the USA (NPC), NPC Worldwide and the IFBB Professional League.

Like all NPC judges, Tyler started test judging at NPC local, state and national contests while attending the University Of  Maryland on a wrestling scholarship. He graduated with a Business Management degree from the prestigious Robert H. Smith School of Business and was on the Dean’s List every semester. Tyler also received a post graduate scholarship from the Big Ten Conference that is only awarded to 28 student-athletes per year, 2 from each university, based on their academic achievements. 

He took his NPC national judges test at the 2013 NPC USA Championships and then started judging the NPC National show circuit. By 2018, he also did his first head judging at the 2018 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro handling the men’s divisions with NPC and IFBB Pro League Head Judge Sandy Williamson handling the women’s division. From that contest on he has head judged at numerous other NPC and IFBB Pro League contests, sharing the duties with NPC and IFBB Pro League Head Judge Steve Weinberger and the aforementioned Williamson, amongst other head judges. “I have been lucky to be mentored by the best, Steve and Sandy, not only about how to judge, but also handling any situation that arises at a contest,” Manion said. He has now sat on the judging panels of almost every NPC national contest and also the IFBB Pro League Olympia and IFBB Pro League Arnold Classic USA.

Tyler has been working behind the scenes for the past 7 years with his grandfather, President Jim Manion, to assist in many aspects of the business. Tyler’s duties include setting up judging panels nationally and internationally and assisting in the growth and expansion of NPC Worldwide and the IFBB Professional League. Being a former NCAA Division 1 wrestler, Tyler was instrumental in shaping the Men’s Classic Physique height and weight requirements for the NPC and IFBB Pro League and their subsequent revisions.

“I’m looking forward to working further with my grandfather to grow the NPC, NPC Worldwide and IFBB Professional League to heights that have never been attained before,” Manion said. “I am fortunate to have a great teacher in my grandfather, just as he had Ben Weider as a mentor, and I want to help him achieve his ever expanding vision for the sport we all love!”

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