The 2011 NPC JR Nationals kicked off last night when hundreds of competitors checked in at the Hyatt Regency OHare airport in Rosemont, Illinois. Its always fun to watch the business professionals giving strange looks at the tanned hard bodies at the hotel.
Tonight, the women will take the stage in Fabulous Female Friday. The Figure and Bikini will dominate the show once again but Womens Physique is on the rise. The numbers continue to be strong in the new division while the female bodybuilding numbers are shrinking. Fitness numbers are also low but there should be at least five women in each of the three classes. Follow our coverage here on Hardbody.com or on twitter.com/hardbodynews. If youre tweeting use #npcjrNats for your hashtag.
Well be updating our Facebook Fan Page with coverage as well throughout the weekend. You never know what could happen.Yesterday, Bikini competitor Lisa Lutz and her mom were trapped in an elevator during a photo shoot. The fire department came out and rescued the ladies and youve never seen a happier group of firemen in your life.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Friday, June 17, 2011 Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel and Grand ABCD Ballroom 24 hours Microwave Room Delta B 24 hours ProTan – Appointment Only Malpensa
9 a.m. 5 p.m. NPC/Promoters Office Grand Reg Office 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. FinalWeigh-in/Check-In (Men Women) Rosemont D 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. National Judges Test Rosemont D 3 p.m. Fitness, Figure, Bikini Mandatory Meeting Ballroom 3:30 p.m. Women’s Bodybuilding Mandatory Meeting Ballroom Please note: Report times will be confirmed at weigh/check-ins
3:30 p.m. Doors open to public 4 p.m. Fabulous Female Friday – Prejudging Ballroom Fitness (2 rounds)/Women’s Bodybuilding/Figure /Bikini
Saturday, June 18, 2011 Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel and Grand ABCD Ballroom 24 hours ProTan – Appointment Only Malpensa
8 a.m. Mens Bodybuilding Mandatory Meeting Ballroom 8:30 a.m. Men’s/Women’s Physique Mandatory Meeting 8:30 a.m. Doors open to the public 9 a.m. Men’s Bodybuilding Prejudging Women’s Physique Prejudging Men’s Physique Prejudging
5:00 p.m. All Competitors Mandatory Meeting 5:30 p.m. Doors open to the public 6:00 p.m. Finals – All Ballroom
Good luck to all the hardbody competitors this weekend!