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The Show Room in the 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

Masters (40+) Men's Physique, Masters (40+) Mens Bodybuilding, Masters (50+) Mens Bodybuilding

Masters (35+) Figure, Masters (35+) Bikini

Mens Physique, Classic Bodybuilding, Mens Bodybuilding

Figure, Classic Figure (open to all pro women as crossover), Bikini, Wellness, Women Bodybuilding


Amateur Divisions

Masters (40+) Men's Physique, Masters (40+) Men's Bodybuilding, Masters (50+) Mens Bodybuilding

Masters (35+) Figure, Masters (35+) Bikini

Mens Physique, Classic Bodybuilding, Mens 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 at the Atlantic City Convention Center on October 7 & 8. 


Professional athletes must show proof of current pro membership.

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


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 center, walk to front center, perform 3-4 poses, wave and walk to the diagonal.

* Top 5 athletes in Classic Bodybuilding, Women’s Bodybuilding, and Men’s Bodybuilding will perform their routine prior to awards.


2023 Mr. America Bodybuilding Contest pay-per-view link coming soon




Overall Tanning is the official competition tanning provider of the 2023 Mr. America.  Register for your tanning package in advance.  For questions and purchase of the tanning package, email Jen and Nancy at


Hair and Makeup

Coming soon


Stage Photography

Coming soon



Mandatory Check-in

Friday, Oct 6

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tropicana General Convention Center


Amateur Mr. America Contest

Saturday, October 7

Tropicana Showroom Theatre


Professional Mr. America Main Event

Saturday, October 7 

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 in to 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 Physique
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 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:
 Competitor will walk alone to back center stage and complete front facing pose of choice
 Competitor will then walk to 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 on 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 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 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.

All participants including athletes and coaches, must conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner at all times. 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.

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