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2022 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2022 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

May 7th, 2022 is the date for the 28th annual NANBF Natural Iowa competition, one of the longest-standing natural competitions in the country!  The location is the historic and newly renovated Hoyt Sherman Place at 1501 Woodland Ave in Des Moines.   Online entry registration for the 2022 NANBF Natural Iowa Physique and Transformation categories will […]

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2021 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST RESULTS

2021 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST RESULTS

The inaugural NANBF Midwest Muscle Fest was a huge success! 2021 marked the first ever Midwest Muscle Fest and congratulations to all the competitors who made it an amazing competition! The day is all about you and there were some fantastic physiques and tough classes!  Some excellent competitors and watch for those winning IPE Pro […]

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2021 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST INFORMATION

2021 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST INFORMATION

We are excited for the inaugural NANBF Midwest Muscle Fest!  Below is information about the event.  Follow us on Facebook for the latest announcements and updates here.  The location is the Bein VenU Event Center: 7400 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 This is a continuous format; Prejudging to routine/walks to finals in each of […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: AARON MCCARTHY

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: AARON MCCARTHY

Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Aaron McCarthy When I met Aaron initially he was competing in his first competition in Missouri.  Immediately I saw he had some great potential and two weeks later, the Kansas resident was in Iowa, winning his IPE pro card at his second competition.  Below is Aaron’s story to the stage and […]

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TRANSFORMATION CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT: MOLLY FIDDELKE

TRANSFORMATION CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT: MOLLY FIDDELKE

Physique competition is not just about the final result, it’s also about the process and sometimes transformation to get there, which is what the Transformation Category is all about!  This year we had some amazing individuals compete in the Transformation Category and want to spotlight Molly Fiddelke, who was the female Transformation champion.  Below is […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: MARISSA KNOOP

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: MARISSA KNOOP

Natural Iowa competitor spotlight: Marissa Knoop How do you make a champion’s physique even more impressive?  By knowing it didn’t happen overnight and the process it took to get there.  Marissa Knoop shares her story below on her journey to win her IPE pro card at the NANBF Natural Iowa, which happened after many years […]

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NANBF Natural Iowa Transformation Challenge

 

NANBF Natural Iowa—Transformation Challenge 2022 EVENT Registration

Contest date: May 7, 2022

Check-in: May 6, 2022

Class option:

Entry fee: $100


NANBF Natural Iowa—Transformation Challenge

The NANBF Natural Iowa Transformation Challenge is a self-improvement competition, combining a personal body transformation along with photos and essays. Contestants will be judged by the NANBF Lifestyle Transformation panel. 1 male and 1 female winner will be awarded a grand prize, and their inspiring story will be featured on NANBF media outlets. The top five Transformation competitors will be recognized and awarded.

Who’s eligible to enter this Challenge?

Transformation participants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Open to any natural contestant (following NANBF drug-free criteria) that has not elected weight loss surgery (such as bariatric, gastric bypass, gastric band, etc.) All contestants will take a polygraph to confirm adherence to criteria. Competitors are not required to enter any other bodybuilding divisions but are eligible to crossover into other divisions if they chose to do so.

Photo guidelines: Men and women should wear workout clothes for their photos, that allow for progress to be seen. Arms should be at sides in all poses (front/side/back). Photos should be taken against a plain background. Copyrighted photos will not be accepted unless a signed release of use to the NANBF is provided.

Initial starting photos: 3 pictures taken upon entering, can be no further out than 364 days prior to the competition. Photo 1—Full body picture posed from the front. Photo 2—Full body posed from the side. Photo 3—Full body posed from the back. The contestant must have a newspaper included in photo 1, showing the date when taken (or some other time stamp method). Report weight in these photos and must be accompanied by an in-body scan report (or similar body composition report approved by promoter).

Final photos: 3 pictures taken upon deadline of competition (per promoter’s designation). Photo 1—Full body picture posed from the front. Photo 2—Full body posed from the side. Photo 3—Full body posed from the back. The newspaper (or some other time stamp method) must be visible in photo 1 to verify the date. Report weight in the final photos along with final In-Body scan report (or other similar body composition report approved by promoter). All final photos must be submitted together with the essay via email on or before 2 weeks out from the competition to the promoter (unless the promoter designates earlier).

Entry Timelines and Deadlines: Entry must be completed by 11:59 pm CST 2 weeks before the date of the competition (or earlier by promoters’ discretion). All entries and essays must be completed in the English language. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Registration will close no later than two weeks out from the competition date. Contestants must submit 3 photos and a brief essay together via email by that time.

Essay Guidelines: Contestants must submit a 350-word maximum essay along with the 6 photos no later than the deadline. Contestant essays will be read aloud by an emcee. They will only be judged on content, not delivery. The essay must answer the following questions:

  1. What was your motivation to change?
  2. How did you accomplish your goal?
  3. How do you intend to maintain changes for the long term?
  4. Who do you want to thank?

Judging: The judges will review pictures and essays prior to the day of the show. This will give them an opportunity to become familiar with each contestant’s journey. On show day, contestants will have their essays read aloud by an emcee and their initial and final progress pictures will be displayed. Contestants will be scored and placed (1st, 2nd, 3rd…) according to their photos and essays. The contestant with the lowest total score wins overall. The top 5 will come out and accept their award, wearing workout attire.

How You Will Be Judged: 5–7 NANBF certified judges will select Transformation winners in the contest from all eligible and completed entries. Entries are judged based on physical transformation over the time span, including body fat lost, muscle gained, challenges overcome, and on the articulation of that transformation through the essay and photos submitted.


Event Information

Contest date: May 7, 2022

Check-in: May 7 from 5 pm to 7 pm

Entry fee: $100

To ensure accuracy, please be sure to double-check all spelling, addresses, and links.

Once submitted, you will be redirected to Stripe to complete and pay for your registration. All registration fees are nonrefundable. If you have questions or need help with the registration form, please contact naturaliowamuscle@gmail.com.

Registration cut-off is Friday, April 22, 2022, at 11:59 pm CST.

No registration will be accepted after that time.


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If you would like to take part in our event, please fill in your details in this event registration form below and you will be automatically registered. Please see deadlines (above) or email: naturaliowamuscle@gmail.com for additional details.

 


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Be sure to SHARE that you’ve registered for NANBF Natural Iowa with your friends and family through social media. Use the hashtag #naturaliowa on your posts!

Natural Iowa Bodybuilding/Physique Competition Registration Page

2022 NANBF Natural Iowa—Bodybuilding/Physique Competition Registration Page

Please fill out the form below as accurately and thoroughly as possible. Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*)
Do not skip required fields. The form will have to reset (reload the page) and you will have to start over.

To ensure accuracy, please double-check all spelling, addresses, and links.

Once submitted, you will be redirected to payment portal to complete and pay for your registration. All registration fees are nonrefundable. If you have questions or need help with the registration form please contact naturaliowamuscle@gmail.com

Registration Cut-off is Friday, April 29, 2022, at 11:59 pm CST.

No registration will be accepted after that date.

 


Notice:

Please do not close your browser window or navigate away until your payment has been received through the Stripe stage.

Once finalized, you will be sent a Confirmation Email.

If you DO NOT get the confirmation email in the next 24-hours, please reach out to us directly at naturaliowamuscle@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Be sure to SHARE that you’ve just registered for the NANBF Natural Iowa with your friends and family through social media. Use the hashtag #naturaliowa on your posts!

Event Sponsors

This competition wouldn’t be possible without the support of our many sponsors!

Please support those that support natural bodybuilding!

 

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If you would like to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to reach out to Natural Iowa Muscle LLC through the contact form in this site or email: ryan(at)naturaliowamuscle(dot)com.

Coaching/Books/Services

NATURAL IOWA MUSCLE LLC IS AN ALL-NATURAL BODYBUILDING EVENT PROMOTION ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES VARIOUS COACHING AND DEVELOPMENTAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.  FOUNDED AND MANAGED BY HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM, RYAN AND MANDEE IRWIN.

COACHING SERVICES OFFERED:

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT RYAN AND MANDEE:

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RYAN IRWIN BODYBUILDER, POWERLIFTER, BS EXERCISE & SPORT SCIENCE, CPT, CERTIFIED SPORTS NUTRITION SPECIALIST, COACH & OWNER

RYAN’S BACKGROUND IS DRAWN FROM OVER 25 YEARS OF BODYBUILDING, WRESTLING AND POWERLIFTING. HAVING A DEGREE IN EXERCISE AND SPORTS SCIENCE, IN ADDITION TO BEING CERTIFIED IN BOTH SPORTS NUTRITION AND PERSONAL TRAINING, RYAN’S EXPERIENCE IS BACKED BY CONTINUOUS EDUCATION. HE IS A PROFESSIONAL NATURAL BODYBUILDER, WINNING TITLES WITHOUT THE USE OF PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS AND HAS COMPETED IN 30+ CONTESTS OVER THE YEARS. RYAN ALSO IS A COMPETITIVE POWERLIFTER AND WAS A NATIONAL POWERLIFTING OVERALL CHAMPION, HOLDING FOUR NATIONAL RECORDS AS WELL. A SPECIALIST IN ADDING SIZE AND STRENGTH, RYAN HAS HELPED HUNDREDS OF CLIENTS REACH THEIR GOALS AND CONTINUES TO HELP MANY INDIVIDUALS ADD QUALITY MASS WITH STRENGTH, IN ADDITION TO HELPING MANY LEAN UP WHILE SCULPTING THEIR PHYSIQUES. HE ALSO HAS SPOKE TO MANY AUDIENCES REGARDING HEALTH, NUTRITION AND MOTIVATION, INCLUDING THE HEALTH AND FITNESS EXPO, DES MOINES POLICE DEPARTMENT, DRAKE UNIVERSITY, URBANDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND MANY OTHERS.  CONTACT HIM ONLY IF YOU WANT SOME SERIOUS RESULTS! REACH RYAN AT NATURALIOWAMUSCLE@GMAIL.COM.

 

 

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MANDEE IRWIN COMPETITOR, FIGURE, FITNESS, BODYBUILDING, OWNER

MANDEE HAS BEEN ACTIVE IN FITNESS BASICALLY HER WHOLE LIFE, STARTING WITH TUMBLING AND DANCE, WHICH SHE WAS A TEACHER FOR MANY YEARS.  SHE HAS COMPETED IN A VARIETY OF CATEGORIES, INCLUDED BODYBUILDING, FIGURE, BIKINI AND XTREME FIT.  BESIDES BEING A MOM TO THEIR TWO KIDS, MANDEE AND RYAN ENJOY TRAINING ALONG SIDE EACH OTHER IN THEIR BASEMENT GYM.

 

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2022 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2022 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

May 7th, 2022 is the date for the 28th annual NANBF Natural Iowa competition, one of the longest-standing natural competitions in the country!  The location is the historic and newly renovated Hoyt Sherman Place at 1501 Woodland Ave in Des Moines.   Online entry registration for the 2022 NANBF Natural Iowa Physique and Transformation categories will […]

Read more
2021 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST INFORMATION

2021 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST INFORMATION

We are excited for the inaugural NANBF Midwest Muscle Fest!  Below is information about the event.  Follow us on Facebook for the latest announcements and updates here.  The location is the Bein VenU Event Center: 7400 Hudson Road, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 This is a continuous format; Prejudging to routine/walks to finals in each of […]

Read more
TRANSFORMATION CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT: MOLLY FIDDELKE

TRANSFORMATION CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT: MOLLY FIDDELKE

Physique competition is not just about the final result, it’s also about the process and sometimes transformation to get there, which is what the Transformation Category is all about!  This year we had some amazing individuals compete in the Transformation Category and want to spotlight Molly Fiddelke, who was the female Transformation champion.  Below is […]

Read more
2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA RESULTS

2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA RESULTS

May 8th, 2021 was the 27th annual NANBF Natural Iowa, there were so many awesome highlights, there is no way to cover it all in these few paragraphs.  First and foremost the competitors displayed not just some extraordinary physiques but also had many inspiring stories! Not only were there some well-deserved pro cards awarded, but […]

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2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA INFORMATION

2021 marks the 27th anniversary of the NANBF Natural Iowa and we are super excited!  2020 was a challenging year due to the pandemic but we were able to hold the competition in a safe manner within local and federal health guidelines.  You can review the 2020 results here.  This year the natural bodybuilding competition […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: EMMA ZAHN

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: EMMA ZAHN

Natural Iowa competitor spotlight: Emma Zahn Often we hear how athletes find bodybuilding as their new sport to not just quench their competitive fire, but a way to channel their hard work in the gym to a focused goal.  Below is Emma’s journey to the NANBF Natural Iowa stage and how she not only found […]

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2021 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST RESULTS

2021 NANBF MIDWEST MUSCLE FEST RESULTS

The inaugural NANBF Midwest Muscle Fest was a huge success! 2021 marked the first ever Midwest Muscle Fest and congratulations to all the competitors who made it an amazing competition! The day is all about you and there were some fantastic physiques and tough classes!  Some excellent competitors and watch for those winning IPE Pro […]

Read more
2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA RESULTS

2021 NANBF NATURAL IOWA RESULTS

May 8th, 2021 was the 27th annual NANBF Natural Iowa, there were so many awesome highlights, there is no way to cover it all in these few paragraphs.  First and foremost the competitors displayed not just some extraordinary physiques but also had many inspiring stories! Not only were there some well-deserved pro cards awarded, but […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE MORGAN

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE MORGAN

Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Nicole Morgan In her second competition season and moving categories from bikini to figure, Nicole Morgan hit the 2020 NANBF Natural Iowa and found herself not only in a new category, but also as the overall winner and newest pro card holder!  Nicole’s journey to the stage might surprise you, and […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: CARTER MCMULLEN

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR SPOTLIGHT: CARTER MCMULLEN

NANBF Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight: Carter McMullen After making his debut at the 2019 NANBF Natural Iowa, he came back in a big way and won his pro card at the 2020 NANBF Natural Iowa in the Men’s Bodybuilding category.  Below is his story to the stage how starting at an early age turned out […]

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NANBF classic Physique criteria GUIDELINES

This year there are new posing guidelines for the classic physique category.  As you can see in the pictures below, these poses go back to the “old school” era of bodybuilding.  The goal here is to display symmetry along with proper presentation with the classic poses.  Competitors should still be prepared to do the traditional […]

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NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: John Worley

NATURAL IOWA COMPETITOR PROFILE: John Worley

John Worley won his IPE pro card at the 2018 NANBF Natural Iowa in Men’s Physique. Not only is it a story about him and the medical condition he had to overcome, but but how he and his wife accomplished their goals as a couple. You can see John’s live FB video after his big […]

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