2022 INBA/PNBA Competition Schedule Released

Thirty-two bodybuilding contests will offer entries the the 2022 Natural Olympia in November 2022.

The International Natural Bodybuilding Association/Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association’s (INBA/PNBA) 2022 contest schedule has been released. A total of 32 drug-tested contests will offer entries to the 2022 Natural Olympia slated for Nov. 10-13, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV. The full schedule is listed below:

2022 INBA/PNBA Competition Schedule

  • March 19 — INBA/PNBA Judges Clinic | Corona, CA
  • March 26 — Arizona Copper Classic | Sierra Vista, AZ
  • April 2 — Capital City Championships | Sacramento, CA
  • April 10 — Iron Gladiator | Corona, CA
  • April 16 — Jaguar Bodybuilding Championships | Sierra Vista, AZ
  • April 23 — Showdown in Memphis | Memphis, TN
  • April 30 — Pro/Am Philip Ricardo Legends International | Virginia
  • May 7 — Pikes Peak Classics | Colorado
  • May 14 — Professional America’s Natural & Amateur Illinois State | Chicago, IL
  • May 21 — New England Naturals | Oakville, CT
  • May 21 — Silver & Black | San Leandro, CA
  • May 28 — Pro/Am International Battle Against Cancer | Corona, CA
  • June 4 — Arizona State | Arizona
  • June 4 — Pro/Am Southern USA | Atlanta, GA
  • June 24-25 — World Championships | Florence, Italy
  • July 2 — Pro/Am Mr. & Ms. USA | Dallas, TX
  • July 9 — Central California & Kern County | Bakersfield, CA
  • July 23 — Pro/Am North American | Chicago, IL
  • July 30 — Pro/Am International Iron Man Magazine | Muscle Beach, Venice Beach, CA
  • August 6 — Pro Wolfpack & Cougar Classic California Naturals | Petaluma, CA
  • August 13 — Colorado State | Colorado
  • August 20 — Pro/Am Nationals | Oakville, CT
  • August 27 — Utah State | Springville, UT
  • September 2-3 — Mike O’Hearn Presents Clash of the Titans Professional Natural Universe | Tampa, FL
  • September 10 — Pro/Am Int. Zeus Classic | San Leandro, CA
  • September 17 — Nevada State Naturals | Reno, NV
  • September 17 — Pro/Am International Latin American Championships
  • September 23-24 — Pro/Am Team USA & Las Vegas Naturals | Las Vegas, NV
  • October 15 — Grand Canyon Classic | Arizona
  • October TBA — Midwestern USA | Iowa
  • October 22 — Western USA | San Leandro, CA
  • November 4-5 — Pro/Am World Cup | Los Angeles, CA
  • November 10-13 — The Pinnacle Pro/Am Natural Olympia | Las Vegas, NV

Note: dates and/or specific cities for contests not listed have not yet been made available.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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INBA/PNBA contests require participating athletes to undergo testing by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for banned substances. A list of prohibited substances, including “ephedrine and its derivatives, DHEA and Andro and all of its derivatives,” can be found on WADA’s website. Athletes who fail INBA/PNBA drug tests are pictured on the association’s “Hall of Shame” with their corresponding doping offense.

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Per INBA/PNBA, the 2021 Natural Olympia saw 15 countries represented via 379 athletes. The prize pool included over $65,000 and a Harley Davidson. Phil Krueger of the USA won the 2021 Men’s Open Natural Mr. Olympia title. The prize pool for the 2022 Natural Olympia contest has not yet been made available.

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