Reno, Reno, Reno… it’s been long overdue. Your Grand Sierra Resort Showroom stage has been patiently waiting for the perfect bodybuilding extravaganza. Shouldn’t the largest stage in America, stand beneath the largest physiques in America? Adorned by $10 MILLION in enhancements and backstage built for the cast of a Broadway Review, it provides ample room and services for the stars of the NPC Mother Lode.
The NPC Motherload is designed to entertain, thrill and excite. Flying backward past the Golden Days of bodybuilding to a time when muscles could only be found at freak shows and on the inside of dirty red and white striped tents. It was an entertaining spectacle where draws dropped at the site of acrobatics, dance, contortionists, feats of strength and of course big, ripped, muscles.
Who, pray-tell, would bring you such a wild production? Center Podium Productions of course! The creators of the “most beautiful show in the world”, Center Podium, has brought you the Tahoe Show, Ferrigno Legacy and NPC West Coast Classic so you can be sure the ringmaster, Chris Minnes, will assure that the Mother Lode will be nothing less than first in class.
Competitors came from around the world the beautiful Lake Tahoe. You brought smiles, excitement and an appetite for donuts! We hope you had an amazing time! We also hope to see you at all of our Center Podium shows the Ferrigno Legacy on November 18 & 19 NPC Mother Lode on April 7, NPC West Coast Classic on June 18, the Tahoe Show on August 18, 2018. You can always go back and watch every Center Podium Productions show all the way back to 2011 plus view original Video series and our exclusive contest prep guide at www.cenerpodium.com.
With a background in event promotion starting back in 1991, Minnes has promoted hundreds of events including concerts, ski events, mt. bike races and more. Combining his event and customer service background, passion for bodybuilding (he’s an active NPC competitor), Minnes rolled out the first Tahoe Show in 2011. The show now sells out annually.
NPC Motherload Show’s success caught the attention of bodybuilding legends Lou Ferrigno and Lonnie Teper who have partnered with Chris to create the Ferrigno Legacy and NPC West Coast, respectively. Due to the growth of the show, Chris created Center Podium Products to oversee the current roster of shows as well as to focus on the growth of First Class Shows such as the NPC Mother Lode and the Ferrigno Legacy FLEXPO.