If you are an athlete, we welcome you to compete in our incredibly rewarding, fun, family-friendly event. If you are a fan, please join me and our staff at our show on that day to cheer on your favorite athletes. It’ll be a great time! Looking forward to seeing you there…
The NPC Lee Labrada Classic Is Back!
After overwhelmingly successful sell-out shows, year after year, the NPC Lee Labrada Classic is coming back on August 6th 2022!
The NPC Lee Labrada Classic is a national qualifier, and a first-class showcase for aspiring NPC physique and bodybuilding athletes.
IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Hall of Famer Lee Labrada began promoting the NPC Labrada Tournament with his partner Linda Miller, in the 1980’s.
The NPC Labrada Tournament grew into one of the longest running and most popular bodybuilding physique shows in Texas, and one of the largest in the U.S.
Many of Texas's top amateurs and future IFBB pros got their start at Lee’s show.
After building up the NPC Labrada Tournament, Lee Labrada went on to launch his highly successful sports nutrition company, Labrada Nutrition in 1995. Labrada Nutrition has become known as the most trusted name in sports nutrition.
Lee never lost touch with the bodybuilding and physique community from where he got his start. Today, Lee promotes the NPC Lee Labrada Classic each year to support Texas NPC athletes.
The NPC Lee Labrada Classic is a competitor-oriented show, where every competitor is treated to a first--class event and awarded with a medal of achievement for their participation, and given the recognition that they deserve for their hard work.
The 2022 NPC Lee Labrada Classic will feature categories for bodybuilding, physique, fitness, figure, bikini, wellness, and classic bodybuilding.
2 April 1991
I started working out when I was in the 7th grade, I was 12 or 13 years old.. I didn’t want to be a small kid. I was very inconsistent with hitting weights at that age until I was about 16 when my dad bought equipment for a home gym.
I didn’t get into the fitness industry until I finished serving 5 years active duty in the US Army. I was 23 years old at the time and my goals honestly were never with competing. At the time, I wanted to try & follow in Greg Plitt’s footsteps. My plan was to build as big of a following as I could to reach and inspire as many people to change their lives by chasing their dreams. I wanted to be a motivational speaker and land as many fitness magazines as I possibly could. This was until I was invited to shoot with some photographers at the 2014 Mr Olympia, I watched the men’s physique category and felt I had what it takes to compete with the very best guys in the world in that division. I did my very first competition the next month , and 4 weeks after I went on to earn my IFBB Pro card by winning the overall at the NPC National Championship.
I competed in mens physique from October 2014 through March of 2019, managing to earn my way to the Mr Olympia in 2016-17-18, placing 7th, 9th, 11th. Mens physique pro shows that I won are Dallas Europa & the Tampa pro. I also competed in the Arnold Classic in 2018 & 2019 placing 4th both times, and decided my journey in mens physique was over after my 2019 Arnold Classic showing.
I felt my potential lied elsewhere, in a division that I knew would challenge me greater than anything I had done so far. I was intrigued by the new division, and wanted yo take a chance at greatness.
My Classic debut was the 2019 Tampa Pro just a few months after my final mens physique showing. I weighed 204lbs and managed to break into the top 3 for a 3rd place finish. The following year in 2020, my wife Marissa & I had our son on May 1 where I became a Dad. This took my focus and vision to a completely new level. My next competition was the 2020 NY Pro, at 214lbs I won with a perfect score on the judges scorecards, qualifying me for the 2020 Mr Olympia in classic physique where I placed 9th. After my showing I immediately got back to work, trying to figure out every way I could improve, so I got to work on my 2021 season.
I competed in the Texas Pro where I was beaten by a 1 point decision - yet managed to take home the best poser award out of the entire show. Weeks later I was invited to the Arnold Classic where I battled with the top guys of the division and placed 3rd and once again being awarded the Best Poser, beating out Terrence Ruffin. After the Arnold Classic, I turned my focus to the Shawn Ray Hawaiian Classic - where I earned my 2nd Classic physique Pro victory qualifying for the 2022 Mr Olympia.