California’s Biggest IFBB Pro Contest

Bodybuilding 212, Bikini, Men’s Physique, Fitness, Women’s Physique, Classic Physique

The IFBB Pro Show will feature the best athletes in the world from SIX IFBB Pro Divisions including IFBB Bikini, Men’s Physique, Fitness, Classic Physique, Men’s Bodybuilding 212 and Women’s Physique. The event is an Olympia Qualifier.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Pre-Judging will take place at the Expo Main Stage on Saturday at 1:00 PM and Finals take place at the intimate Beverly O’Neil Theater at 7:30 PM. Both venues are located on the campus of the Long Beach Convention Center. With just 800 tickets available, IFBB Finals will sell out. Get your tickets early to get the best seats!

Plus, don’t miss the free NPC & IFBB seminar with Mr. Olympia and Legion Sports Fest head judge, Sandy Williamson at 10:30 AM at the Bodybuilding stage. Free for all.

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IFBB PRO COMPETITOR INFO

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The IFBB Legion winners will receive a guaranteed invite to the Arnold Classic in 2019. The Arnold Classic is part of the Arnold Sports Fest which is among the largest sporting events in the world boasting more athletes than the Olympics. Taking place in Columbus, Ohio, February 28 – March 3, it is an event not to be missed!

Note that the Arnold Classic does not have the Bodybuilding 212 Division but invitations are offered for IFBB Bikini, IFBB Fitness, IFBB Men’s Physique, IFBB Classic Physique, and IFBB Women’s Physique.

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All IFBB Legion Sports Fest competitors will receive a custom IFBB Track Suit. You must compete to get one, they are not available for purchase!

New colors, designs and one for every competing IFBB pro! When you receive your signed contract, forward it to chris@centerpodium.com with your pant and jacket size.  When you commit by August 1, 2018, we can guarantee your size!

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IFBB Pros Get Paid!

Every IFBB Pro can earn money when they compete in the show just by doing what they do already when they share their contest prep progress. Once you have your contract signed by Jim Manion, forward the contract to chris@centerpodium.com to get your codes to start earning money. Together, we all win!

IFBB Schedule (Subject to Change)

Friday, September 28, 2018

  • 3:00 PM – Early Weigh-Ins for Bodybuilding 212 and Classic Physique. Takes place at the bodybuilding stage in Expo Hall C

Saturday, September 29, 2018

  • 9:00 AM – IFBB Check-Ins (open to ticket holders)
  • 10:30 – 11:30 AM – Seminar with Olympia head judge Sandy Williamson (open to all)
  • 1:00 – 5:00 PM IFBB Pre-Judging at the EXPO Bodybuilding Stage
  • 4:30 PM IFBB Pre-Judging Ends (approximately)
  • 7:00 PM Doors Open & Red Carpet (invited celebrities, you’ll be busy pumping up)
  • 7:30 PM IFBB Legion Finals at the Beverly O’Neil Theater located at the Long Beach Convention Center
  • 11:00 PM IFBB Finals End (approximately)

See the Full Expo Schedule Here

Your Contract to Compete

To obtain your contract, please contact the IFBB Office at ifbbproleague@aol.com. Please copy the IFBB Legion at chris@centerpodium.com  Please tag #LegionSportsFest and @LegionSportsFest in your Instagram posts so that we can share your progress on our pages.

Help Spread the Word! 

Grab videos, logos, graphics, and photos here in our DropBox and let your fans know you are competing!

Qualifications

The Legion Sports Fest is an Olympia qualifier. For some divisions, this will mean a direct qualification to the Olympia. All divisions earn points toward the Mr. Olympia Contest. The number of contests, through the year, for a particular division, will determine if a winner has earned points or will go directly to the Olympia. The rules are the same for all IFBB Pro League contests. More details and current Olympia point standings may be found HERE.

The IFBB Legion winners will receive a guaranteed invite to the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio, February 28 – March 3.

Note that the Arnold Classic does not have the Bodybuilding 212 Division. Invitations are offered for IFBB Bikini, IFBB Fitness, IFBB Men’s Physique, IFBB Classic Physique, and IFBB Women’s Physique.

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Cash Purse & Order of Divisions

Top 6 receive medals.

Fitness
$4,000

  • 1st: $2,500
  • 2nd: $1,000
  • 3rd: $500

Classic Physique
$4,000

  • 1st: $2,500
  • 2nd: $1,000
  • 3rd: $500

Women’s Physique
$4,000

  • 1st: $2,500
  • 2nd: $1,000
  • 3rd: $500

Men’s Physique
$4,000

  • 1st: $2,500
  • 2nd: $1,000
  • 3rd: $500

Bikini
$4,000

  • 1st: $2,500
  • 2nd: $1,000
  • 3rd: $500

Bodybuilding 212
$6,000

  • 1st: $3,000
  • 2nd: $2,000
  • 3rd: $1,000

Track Suits!

IFBB Pros will receive a LEOMICCI tracksuit (you are going to love these, VERY high end!). The will include the IFBB Logo, Legion legion logo, and have embroidered “IFBB Pro”. They will NOT be for sale and the only way to obtain one is to compete. To guarantee we will have one for you, when you send in your signed contract, include your pant and jacket size and be sure to copy chris@centerpodium.com. When you commit by August 1, 2018, we can guarantee your size! 

If you missed the deadline, we have made every effort to estimate sizes and quantities but cannot guarantee that we will have a perfect size or a suit.

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Competition Needs

To make your experience as easy as possible, we offer on-site tanning, make-up, hair, and photography. Use our one-stop-shop to get everything you will need.

Online Purchasing for Hair and Make-Up is Now Closed

Please Call For Availability: 818-515-6519

Tickets & Passes

Backstage Trainer Pass

IFBB Pros will receive one backstage trainer pass at check-in. Please note that these are for trainers only. Professional photography, videography, tanning, and make-up are strictly prohibited and will result in your disqualification.

Tickets

Per your contract, you will receive 1 ticket for pre-judging and 1 ticket for finals. These tickets will be picked up at check-in. The tickets are not assigned seating. We also provide an additional closed general seating section reversed for you, your guest and your trainer. You will be able to sit together to watch the show if you like as tickets are not assigned.

Location

Pre-Judging takes place at the Long Beach Convention Center at the Legion Expo in Hall C.

Finals is located in the same building at the Beverly O’Neil Theater.

Tanning takes place at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach in room PIKE 3 located on the lobby level.

The venue is walking distance from both host hotels. We have arranged discounted rooms at two hotels. You will want to book your room early as inventory is limited. Please visit our hotels page for detailed information.

Returning Champions Complementary Room

If you have won your IFBB division at the Ferrigno Legacy in any prior year, the IFBB Legion will pay for up to 2 nights of your hotel stay at the Renaissance Hotel for the current year when you return to compete. If this applies to you, please email your contract signed by Jim Manion to chris@centerpodium.com. If you are a prior year champion but do not plan on competing, please contact us and we may have opportunities for you.

Routines

Men’s Open Bodybuilding & Classic Physique

Pre-judge will be 60 seconds. Night show will be up to 2 min. Please send your music to our DJ, Alex Updike at djalexupdike@gmail.com. or Bring it on CD or USB at check-ins.

Bikini & Men’s Physique

One pose at the rear of center stage at entry. 2-3 poses on “X” at front and center of the stage at both pre-judging and finals.  Presentations should be limited to a total of 45 seconds per athletes. Call-outs take place after all of the athletes have completed their opening presentations.

Women’s Physique & Fitness

At Pre-Judging, one pose at the rear of center stage at entry. 2-3 poses on “X” at front and center of the stage. The Pre-Judging portion should be limited to a total of 45 seconds per athletes. Call-outs take place after all of the athletes have completed their opening presentations.

Women’s Physique will have up to a 2-minute routine at finals, Fitness is allowed up to 3 minutes. Please send your music to our DJ, Alex Updike at djalexupdike@gmail.com. or Bring it on CD or USB at check-ins.

Judges

  • Sandy Williamson – Head Judge
  • Ted Williamson
  • Patrick Sampson
  • Tamer El Guindy
  • Marlene Dodson

MC

  • Lonnie Teper

Social Media

If you need logos, photos, videos and more you can find it right here in our Social Media Dropbox. This folder will be updated throughout the year with new images so check back often. We’d like to follow and share your journey, so please hashtag #LegionSportsFest and tag @LegionSportsFest so we can find your posts and repost some of our favorites. Please be sure your page isn’t set to private.

 

Flights & Ground Transportation

Airport Transportation

The closest Airport is Long Beach Airport (LGB). By far the most convenient, located just 10.5 miles from the venue.

Other airport options include Los Angeles Airport (LAX), LA/Ontario Airport (ONT), Bob Hope International Airport Burbank (BUR).

For ground Transportation from Los Angles Click Here.

Ground Transportation

Airport Transfers – DISCOUNT to & from the Long Beach area Hotels!

Book with Karmel Shuttle Service! Reservations are required, but quick and easy!

Click on this link to manage your transportation to and from your Hotel!

For reservations within 12 hours of your pick-up time, or to place reservations by phone, please call:

Toll-free 1-888-995-RIDE (7433)

PROMO CODE: “LSF18” to receive your discount.

Public Transit is available. More info Here.

FOR SHUTTLES get information Here.

Uber is available from the Airport. We recommend Uber for other transportation for the region.
https://www.uber.com/airports/lgb/

2017 IFBB FERRIGNO LEGACY RESULTS

You can also download the Ferrigno Legacy IFBB Results by clicking HERE.

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