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NPC Midwest Gladiator


NPC Midwest Gladiator •  All Ages Welcome

DATE:  November 4, 2023  TIME: 10:00 AM Copernicus Center Doors Open:  9:00 AM 

PREJUDGE:  10:00 AM  Theater Doors Open:  9:00 AM  

FINALS: 4:00 PM  Theater Doors Open:  3:30 PM  

Copernicus Tickets

$25 Prejudge
Meet & Greet?: no

Copernicus Tickets

$50 Finals
Meet & Greet?: no


Copernicus Center

Register to compete in the NPC Midwest Gladiator by visiting the NPC Illinois website.


Each competitor must be registered with the NPC and must present a current NPC membership card, current NPC membership payment receipt or purchase an NPC card at this competition.
Competitor’s must have reached their 35th/40th/50th/60th or 70th birthday by date of show and must provide proof of age with a birth certificate, driver’s license or state ID. Those competing in the Teen Men category must have reached their 18th birthday, but not their 20th birthday by date of show. To compete in the Novice Men & Women categories, athletes cannot have won their class at a previous NPC contest. NPC athletes competing the Men’s Classic Physique category must meet the NPC specific height and weight requirements. Visit the NPC National site, for Official NPC Division rules.
Please note that if you do not make weight for this class, then you will either be placed into physique or bodybuilding. No refunds will be given.

Entry Fees:
Register online at Each entry is $110.00. Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. All entries must be submitted online by Wednesday, Nov. 1, 9 PM CST, or a late fee of $75.00 will be charged when registering at check-in.

Rules and Regulations:
Athletes who compete in pre-judging must participate in evening show. Solid color posing suits for Men’s Bodybuilding and Men’s Classic Physique only. No T-back suits permitted. No jewelry is permitted at prejudging for Men’s Bodybuilding and Men’s Classic Physique (except wedding rings). Athletes must always exhibit good sportsmanship. Only competitors and officials are allowed backstage or in the pump-up room. Current NPC rules apply. No Hot Stuff or Analgesic sprays are allowed (no exceptions). No bottled tanning lotion allowed in building. Please have your tanning preparation done before you arrive. You will be disqualified for putting tanning color on in the building.

No entries are allowed or accepted the day of the show. Last chance to register is the day before the show and in person during Check-in at USA Gym, 7620 West 100th Place, Bridgeview, Illinois, 60455. Check-in on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, begins at 11 AM and ends at 5 PM CST.

This is the place in the Midwest for aspiring athletes to compete and qualify to turn pro!

Event sponsors:

NPC News Online 
USA Competition Spray Tan 
D-Ray Photography
Megan Melone Makeup Artistry 


NPC Illinois & Bainiac Productions

~ Website 

~ Contact Information: 708-705-2476
  or  [email protected]

 This event is a Theater Rental. → Please contact the event’s organizer/promoter for information not listed above or on the ticketing page linked above.
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Our Box Office is open two hours before each ticketed event & Monday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm. For Ticket & Box Office inquiries please call 773-205-0044 or email [email protected]

Copernicus Center Event Patrons:
“An inherent risk of exposure to COVID exists in any place where people gather. COVID is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. You assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting COVID or any other communicable disease or illness, or a virus, bacteria, or other pathogen capable of causing a communicable disease or illness, while attending the event or otherwise utilizing Copernicus Foundation’s services and/or entering onto its premises, whether occurring before, during, or after the event. You further voluntarily release and waive all claims and potential claims against etix, Copernicus Foundation and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, sponsors, successors and assigns and their respective officers, employees, contractors, consultants and agents, Event Organizers, the Venue, the Presenter, the Event, the Event Producers, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, sponsors, successors and assigns and their respective officers, employees, contractors, consultants and agents, in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID or another communicable disease or illness, bacteria, virus, or pathogen related to your attendance at the event and/or utilization of Copernicus Foundation’s services and premises. We reserve the right to unilaterally make changes to health protocols according to updated public health guidance and law. By continuing, you agree to these terms.”

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