Bodybuilding Class Information

Novice, Masters and Crossover

 

“Novice” means a competitor who has NOT placed in the top 3 in an open division in any organization and who has not won 1st place in a novice division in any organization. A competitor cannot compete in both the Novice division and an Open weight class. A Novice can crossover and also compete as a Master, Teen. Once a novice competitor has placed in the top 3 in an open division in any organization and who has not won 1st place in a novice division in any organization he or she moves into the Open division.

 

Women’s Masters – Figure and Bikini: age 35+

Women’s Grand Masters – Figure and Bikini: age 45+

 

Men’s Masters – Physique Class: age 35+

Men’s Grand Masters  – Physique Class: age 45+

 

Men’s Masters – Bodybuilding: age 40 and over

 

Crossover means you are competing in more than one class, therefore crossing over into another class.  For example:in this particular show you can cross over from a Women’s Bikini Open Class, to Women’s Bikini “Mom’s” Class (assuming you’ve had kids).  Additionally you can compete in “Men in Uniform” and also Men’s Open Physique.