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The Showroom Theatre
Tropicana  Atlantic City

Before Olympia, Arnold, and Mr. Universe, there was Mr. America. This pioneering bodybuilding title helped launch the sport in the U.S. and made household names of Lou Ferrigno, Robby Robinson, Steve Reeves, Tony Pearson, Carla Dunlap, and Frank Zane.


Step on stage with the best bodybuilders to fight for the iconic title of Mr. or Ms. America. 



"Every bodybuilding fan knows how iconic the Mr. America competition is,

and in my opinion, every bodybuilder should strive to attain this title in their lifetime"

- Philip Ricardo, Jr.

Pro Divisions: Professional athletes must show proof of current pro membership.

MASTERS: Masters (40+) Men's Physique, Masters (40+) Men's Bodybuilding, Masters (50+) Men's Bodybuilding, Masters (35+) Figure, Masters (35+) Bikini


OPEN: Men's Physique, Classic Bodybuilding, Men's Bodybuilding, Figure, Classic Figure (open to all pro women as crossover), Bikini, Wellness, Women's Bodybuilding


Amateur Divisions: All amateur athletes are welcome! No purchase of additional membership is necessary.

MASTERS: Masters (40+) Men's Physique, Masters (40+) Men's Bodybuilding, Masters (50+) Men's Bodybuilding, Masters (35+) Figure, Masters (35+) Bikini


OPEN: Men's Physique, Classic Bodybuilding, Men's Bodybuilding, Women's Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini, Wellness


Every competing athlete has full access to ALL events over the entire weekend. Visit the All-American Sports Festival and Expo located in the General Exhibition Center in the South Tower at the Tropicana Casino and Hotel.


All athletes are subject to urinalysis drug testing.  Click on the link below to review a complete list of banned substances. WADA Prohibited List


Each athlete will perform an I Walk. I-walk consists of one pose back to the center, walking to the front center, performing 3-4 poses, waving, and walking to the diagonal.

* Top 5 athletes in Classic Bodybuilding, Women’s Bodybuilding, and Men’s Bodybuilding will perform a routine no longer than 60 seconds.



2024 Mr. America Bodybuilding Contest pay-per-view link coming soon



Pro Tan


Hair and Makeup

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Stage Photography

Billie Weiss

Photographer Boston Red Sox



Mandatory Check-in

Friday, October 11, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tropicana General Convention Center, South Tower


Amateur Mr. America Contest

Saturday, October 12, 1:00 PM

Tropicana Showroom Theatre


Professional Mr. America Main Event & Pro/Am Finals

Saturday, October 12, 4:00 PM

Tropicana Showroom Theatre



Marc Tauriello



All athletes will be scored on the following criteria (See attached judging score sheet):

1) Muscular Development(1-5pts)
2) Muscular Proportion(1-5pts)
3) Conditioning(1-3pts)
4) Posing(1-4pts)
5) General Appearance(1-3)


Once judges complete scores for every athlete in each of these categories they will also be required to
arrange the athletes by their placing. 1 = 1 st , 2= 2 nd , 3=3 rd , etc.

Scores from each of the 5 criteria will be added up with a perfect score =20 points. Placings and scores
will be tallied separately but both will be factored into final placing.

The top 3 athletes in each category will be awarded and the remaining athletes will receive participation
awards. All scores and placings will be posted at in a timely manner.



Stage Performance

The following categories will be required to perform an individual routine:
1) Women’s Bodybuilding
2) Men’s Bodybuilding
3) Men’s Classic Physique

Individual routines will not exceed 60 seconds for amateur competitors and 90 seconds for professional.
competitors. Athletes may provide their own music to the DJ in advance (details to follow) or the DJ will
play a song of their own selection. No profanity will be tolerated in any music. Failure to adhere to this
will result in athlete disqualification from the competition.

All athletes must remain on the stage during routines and pose downs.

All other categories will be required to perform an I-walk. An I-walk consists of the following:
 A competitor will walk alone to the back center stage and complete front-facing pose of choice
 A competitor will then walk to the front center stage and perform quarter (1/4) turns, ending in an
appropriate stage stance facing the judges and then proceed to the side of the stage as directed
General Appearance

General appearance is a factor in your overall score. Time and attention to personal grooming should
be evident.

Jewelry: Men are not permitted to wear jewelry other than a wedding band or small religious symbol.
Women may wear jewelry.

General Information

Tanning: NO DREAM TAN will be allowed. It is highly recommended that you use a professional spray
tanning service for your show day tan.

Suit: All posing suits for both men and women will be subject to prior inspection. No large logos will be
permitted. Proper fitting of the posing suit is required. Excessively baggy suits and thongs are not permitted.


Drug Testing: All athletes are subject to third-party drug testing by way of urinalysis. This will be
random and targeted. All test results will remain confidential between the event organizer(s), its designees,
heirs, assignors, and/or sponsors. Moreover, these test results will be released if specifically instructed
by the athlete, in writing. Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. Failure of drug testing for any
reason will result in an immediate forfeiture of any prizes including but not limited to trophies, medals,
awards, or prize money.

Sportsmanship: All participants including athletes, coaches, and spectators must conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner at all times. This includes but is not limited to, on stage, backstage, in the audience, and on social media platforms before, during, and after the competition. Athletes may be disqualified and/or removed from the contest for the actions of themselves and their coaches. No refunds will be given for any disqualified athlete or coach or any spectator who is asked to leave. 

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