OCB Steel City Natural (Pro Qualifier)
Please print a contest flyer and hang at the gym you go to.
Saturday November 4, 2017
West Allegheny High Theatre, 205 W Allegheny Rd, Imperial, PA 15126
11:00 am. Event will run straight through with a 30 minute intermission after group comparisons and before individual presentations/awards. The Prejudging portion of events will begin with individual Body Transformation essays being read, then group comparisons in every division. The Finals portion of the event will consist of Bodybuilding & Physique routines and Figure & Bikini Stage Walks. The awards ceremony & overall division competitions will follow.
Adult: $39, Minor (Under 12): $10, Assistant (general admission plus backstage access): $55 (only applicable to those helping a competitor prepare back stage). One assistant max per competitor is permitted. Tickets will be sold at the door and are nontransferable & nonrefundable. Cash is encouraged, no checks will be accepted. Please tell your family and friends.
Entry Fees & Deadlines
If entry is received by October 15th: Entry $69. Entry fee for each additional class $49. After October 15th an additional late entry fee of $50 applies. Thursday November 2, 2017 is the last day entries will be accepted. All Entry Fees are nontransferable and non refundable.
Bikini: Novice, Age 40+, Open
Figure: Teen, Novice (Under 5’ 4” and 5’ 4” and over), Age 40+, Age 50+, Open (Under 5’ 4” and 5’ 4” and over)
Men’s Physique: Teen, Novice, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open
Men’s Classic Physique: Novice, Age 40+, Open
Men’s Bodybuilding: Teen (ages 13 to 19), Novice (Under 5’ 9” and 5’ 9” and over), Age 40+, Age 50+, Age 60+, Open (Bantam: 156 Lbs. and under, Lightweight: Over 156 – 169 Lbs., Middleweight: Over 169– 190 Lbs., Heavyweight: Over 190 Lbs.)
Women’s Physique: Novice, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open
Women's Bodybuilding: Novice, Age 50+, Age 40+, Open
Mixed Pairs Bodybuilding: Open
Body Transformation Challenge: Men’s & Women’s.
*Promoter reserves the right to add or drop classes based on the number of competitors entered. PLEASE try to send your entry form in by Entry Deadline of 10/15/2017.
NOVICE ELIGIBILITY: Cannot have placed first in any class (besides Teen), within any division, within any category, with any organization (with the exception of cases where first place was won in a class that only had one competitor in it).
When more than one class in a division, classes are formed by dividing competitors evenly by height.
A "crossover" is entering more than one division. For example, someone may enter the Novice division, if eligible, and also elect to crossover into the Open division and or the Masters division and compete in them as well (as long as they qualify for all three). Competitors may compete in three events maximum. Crossovers are permitted in “like” categories only. In other words a Men’s Physique competitor cannot cross over into Men’s Bodybuilding, a Bikini competitor cannot crossover into Figure etc. Crossovers are especially encouraged for anyone who qualifies by age for a chance to win Masters Pro Card status. (Please read below under “Awards”).
Trophy Awards for top 5 Male & Female Body Transformers and top 5 placements in each class for all divisions, “Best of the Burgh” Medallions will be presented to Overall Winners in Open & Masters Men’s & Women’s Bodybuilding, Physique, Classic Physique & Open Figure and Open Bikini. Pro Card status will be awarded to overall division winners of Men’s & Women’s Bodybuilding Open, Men’s Physique Open, Women’s Physique Open, Figure & Bikini Open provided that requirements are met (see Guidelines on OCBonline.com), Masters PRO Card status will be presented to 1st Place winners of: Men’s & Women’s 40+ Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique 40+, Women’s Physique 40+, Figure 40+ and Bikini 40+ provided requirements are met. Best Poser Award for best male and female presentation in the competition. Team Trophy Award: Presented to the Team/Gym/Fitness Center who has the most competitors in the competition. Proof required, please list your gym or Team name on the entry form.
All competitors are required to be current members of OCB to participate in this event. If needing to obtain the annual membership please register before October 28th. Memberships can be purchased on OCBonline.com.
This is a natural (drug-free) competition. All competitors must meet eligibility criteria listed in the OCB drug testing guidelines in order to participate. Prior to registering competitors should review the procedures and list of banned substances posted on OCBonline.com.
Banned Substances Screening Methods
All competitors are required to be polygraph tested prior to competing. In addition, all pro qualifying placement winners are required to provide a urine specimen immediately after the conclusion of the event for urinalysis testing.
Pre-Registration will be Friday November 3, 12:00 noon to 9:00 PM at the host hotel's conference room, Courtyard by Marriot Settlers Ridge, 5100 Campbells Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. You will receive your contestant numbers, goody bags and tee shirts at this time. Competitor Check-Ins will be Saturday, November 4, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM at the contest venue, West Allegheny High School. If any competitors do not report for check-in prior to 10:00 AM they will be scratched from the show. To schedule an appointment for a polygraph test visit: https://calendly.com/patk70/pittsburgh. The polygraph fee is $50 and is payable in cash only at the time of testing. Exact change would be appreciated. Polygraph results are valid for other OCB shows held within six weeks.
Competitors are to supply their own music for finals performance by emailing an MP3 format copy of music to deejay, Mark Tishko, info@DjMarkTishko.com by 10/28/17. Mark can also be reached at 412-997-0472 for any questions. NO PROFANITY. Props allowed. Routine length should be 60 seconds. Please include your full name, cell phone number and what divisions you are competing in when emailing Mark Tishko your music. Bikini Competitors please use discretion and show respect to the audience and judges with your performance.
Courtyard by Marriot Settlers Ridge, 5100 Campbells Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-MARRIOT. When making your reservation initially please identify yourself as a member of the 2017 OCB Natural Steel Championships to receive the group rate of $99 per night. You must book your room BEFORE 10/27/17 to receive the group rate. All rooms are equipped with a refrigerator. Microwaves are available per request. The hotel includes on location Starbucks, Bistro, and a 24/7 market. The gym is available 24/7 as well. Pool hours are 6am-11pm. Courtyard of Marriot provides an airport shuttle 6am-11pm and also a shuttle in a 3 mile radius of the hotel.
ONE (1) assistant/trainer per competitor allowed- NO EXCEPTIONS! Every assistant/trainer MUST buy a Trainers Ticket which is good for General Admission and back stage access. *Please Note: Trainers tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable – NO EXCEPTIONS!
Competitor Prep Area
Light weights, bands and mirrors will be backstage for use in preparing to go on stage. Competitors are welcome to bring their own equipment and mirrors as well.
Stage Photography Coverage
Please contact Mark Dreibelbis of Hot Shots Photography at Mark@HotShotsPhotography.com to preorder stage photo coverage. Mark can also be reached 301-975-9800 for any questions. Order forms will also be available on Friday at the contest hotel at pre-registration. The forms can be submitted to Mark at the competitor meeting day of show.
Video Recording Policy
Competitors and friends/family are welcome to bring recording devices.
Spray Tanning Services
Professional competition tanning is strongly suggested and will be provided by Competition Tanning Expert, Sarah Rubino of BRONZE BEAUTY TAN at the contest hotel on Friday, November 3rd and Saturday morning before the competition. To contact for appointment times, pricing & details call Sarah @412-301-5455 or email her at email@example.com
Hair & Make-Up Services
These Services will also be provided by JVU’s Hair Studio. Please call Jenn Vu at 412-572-3006 to schedule an appointment.
Body Transformation Information
View body transformation division information.
Mandatory Contestant Meeting: Saturday November 4th at 10:00 AM at the contest venue, West Allegheny High School Auditorium.
Contest Prep Services
If you need assistance with coaching for your contest preparations, please contact: Stasi Longo, Owner~ Sonshine Fitness, Certified Professional Trainer & Physique Coach. (724) 942-BFIT or (412) 551-6836. Pre-contest training/coaching discounts available for contest entrants.
firstname.lastname@example.org - Co-Promoters: Matt Shepley & Stasi Longo. Contact Stasi Longo, Owner~ Sonshine Fitness LLC, Certified Professional Trainer & Physique Coach, Competition Promoter & Head Judge, WNBF Ms. Universe Overall Champion, sonshinefitness.com, Cell: 412-551-6836, Office: 724-942-BFIT