OCB Natural Steel City Championships
OCTOBER 07, 2023 - PITTSBURGH, PA
OCB NATURAL STEEL CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS *OCB PRO QUALIFIER
Saturday, October 7th, 2023 / Pittsburgh, PA
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Discovery Christian Church
174 Scharberry Lane
Mars, PA 16046
Showtime & Order of Events
Men's Show Start Time: 10:00 AM
Women's Show Start Time: 1:00 PM
Approximated times for each segment are listed below. *Should posted show times for various segments not run as long as anticipated, subsequent segments will not be started prior to the final starting time for purposes of attendee planning. Should posted show times run longer than anticipated, subsequent segments may not begin until a little later than the final advertised times.
ORDER OF EVENTS
Athletes: Please arrive at least 1 hour before your scheduled event & check in with our show staff.
8:30 AM: DOORS OPEN
10:00 AM MEN’S SHOW BEGINS:
Segment 1: Men’s Bodybuilding & Classic Physique - 10:00 AM Men’s Bodybuilding & Classic Physique: Group Comparisons
Men’s Bodybuilding & Classic Physique: Individual Routines Men’s Bodybuilding & Classic Physique: Awards & Overall Competitions
Segment 2: Men’s Physique - 11:30 AM Men’s Physique: Group Comparisons
Men’s Physique: Individual Routines
Men’s Physique: Awards & Overall Competitions
1:00 PM BODY TRANSFORMATION & WOMEN’S SHOW BEGINS
Segment 3: Body Transformers - 1:00 PM
Body Transformers will read their Essays Individually
Body Transformer Awards
Segment 4: Women’s Physique & Figure - 2:00 PM
Women’s Physique & Figure: Group Comparisons
Women’s Physique & Figure: Individual Routines
Women’s Physique & Figure: Awards & Overall Competitions
Segment 5: Women’s Wellness & Bikini - 3:30 PM
Women’s Wellness & Bikini: Group Comparisons
Women’s Wellness & Bikini: Individual Routines
Women’s Wellness & Bikini: Awards & Overall Competitions
Men's Bodybuilding: Debut, Teen (ages 16 to 19), Novice, Age 40+, Age 50+, Age 60+, Open (Bantam: 156 lbs & under, Lightweight: Over 156-169 lbs, Middleweight: Over 169-190 lbs, Heavyweight: Over 190 lbs)
Men's Physique: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 40+, Age 50+, Age 60+, Open
Men's Classic Physique: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 40+, Age 50+, Age 60+
Women's Physique: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 35+, Age 50+, Age 60+, Open
Mixed Pairs Bodybuilding: Open
Figure: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 35+, Age 50+, Age 60+, Open (Under 5' 4" and 5' 4" and over)
Women’s Wellness: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 50+, Age 35+, Open
Bikini: Debut, Teen, Novice, Age 60+, Age 50+, Age 35+, Open
Body Transformation Challenge: Men's & Women's
*Physically Challenged and Armed Forces & First Responder are available in every category.
*Promoter reserves the right to add or drop classes based on the number of competitors entered. PLEASE send your entry form in by Early Entry Deadline of Saturday, September 2nd, 2023.
Debut: Never competed before, this is your first competition ever.
Teen: Open only to those who are ages 16 to 19.
Novice: Open only to those who have not placed first in any contest or class beside Teen within any division in the same category (ex. Figure) with any organization (unless only competitor in the class). Eligibility will be verified during polygraph testing.
Masters: Open only to those falling into the stipulated age range (ex. Women 35+ is age thirty five and over & Men 40+ is age forty and over).
Open: Open to anyone regardless of age and level of experience.
Armed Forces & First Responders: Open to anyone who has served in the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and/or Police, Fire, EMT etc.
A "crossover" is entering more than one division. For example, someone may enter the Novice division if eligible and also elect to crossover into the Open division and/or the Masters division and compete in them as well (as long as they qualify for all three). Competitors may compete in as many events as they are qualified for. Crossovers are permitted in “like” categories only. In other words a Men’s Physique competitor cannot cross over into Men’s Bodybuilding and a Bikini competitor cannot crossover into Figure etc.
There will NOT be a contestant meeting on show day. Please refer to ocbonline.com for complete details of category guidelines, all additional contest details are listed there. Any contest information changes will be provided by email the week of the show. Appointed contest expediters will direct all competitors in the pump-up area prior to entering the stage.
Music / Individual Routines & Stage Walks
Competitors are to supply their own music for Finals (Individual Bodybuilding Routines & Stage T Walks) performance by emailing an MP3 formatted copy of music to DJ Dan by Saturday, September 30th, 2023 at email@example.com. You can also email Dan with any questions. NO PROFANITY. Props allowed. Routine length not to exceed 60 seconds. Please include your full name, cell phone number and what category you are competing in when emailing DJ Dan your music. Please use discretion and show respect to the audience and judges with your performance.
Contest Day Check-In
Saturday, October 7th 2023 It is MANDATORY that you arrive to venue at least 1 hour before you are scheduled to compete and check in with show staff. NOTE: We cannot delay the competition if you are late arriving.
Entry Fee: $90 if entry is received by Saturday, September 2nd, 2023
Entry fee for each additional class (Crossover fee): $60
After September 2nd an additional late entry fee of $50 applies to everyone.
Saturday, September 23rd is the final date entries accepted.
*NOTE: All entry fees are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
OCB Membership Fee: Must be obtained prior to the contest at ocbonline.com
Competitors must show proof of current OCB Membership at contest Pre-Registration on Friday, October 6th. *Please note that it is the responsibility of each athlete to obtain an OCB Membership prior to 10/6/2023.
Polygraph Testing Fee: $60 cash only please payable directly to the examiner at the time of testing on Saturday, 10/6/2023 at Registration at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Cranberry.
Awards for top 5 placements in each class.
Sculptured Awards presented to Overall Champions in every category with more than one class.
OCB OPEN Pro Card awarded to:
*Overall division winners of Men’s Bodybuilding Open & Women’s Physique Open when 3 or more competitors are in the division.
*Overall division winners of Men’s Physique Open, Classic Physique Open, Figure, Wellness & Bikini Open when 5 or more competitors are in the division.
OCB MASTERS PRO Card awarded to:
*1st Place winners of: Men’s Age 40+ Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique & Classic Physique when 3 or more competitors are in the class.
*1st Place winners of: Women’s Age 35+ Physique, Figure, Wellness, & Bikini when 3 or more competitors are in the class.
Best Poser Award for best Male and Female individual presentation in each category of the competition. Team Trophy Award: Presented to the Team/Trainer or Coach/Gym/Fitness Center who has the most competitors in the competition. *Proof required, please be specific and list your Gym, Trainer/Coach or Team Name on the entry form where specified.
Check-Ins and Polygraphs
Registration will be held at the contest hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Cranberry on Friday, October 6th, 2023 from 1:00 to 8:00 pm where polygraph testing will also take place.
Heights will be checked and Men’s Open Bodybuilders will weigh in. *Teen and Masters Contestants must present Driver’s License or valid ID as proof of age. Contestant numbers, goody bags and T-shirts will be given out at this time. *Note: All Teen competitors must have a parent or guardian present at the site and who will sign a teen athlete waiver.
Polygraph testing is required for all competitors. Please see the UPDATED WADA Banned Substances Guidelines. Polygraph testing will take place on Friday, 10/6/2023 at the contest hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Cranberry from 1:00 to 8:00 pm. Please make your polygraph appointment as soon as possible at this scheduling link: Click HERE to Schedule!
Polygraph fee is $60 payable in cash or money order to the polygraph examiner at the time of testing. Photo identification is required. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure they are polygraph tested for the event. If any competitors are not polygraph tested for this event, then they are ineligible for competition. Polygraph test results are valid for other amateur OCB shows held within 3 weeks.
Results from recent polygraph exams performed by the OCB will accepted within a strict three-week period. *HOWEVER PLEASE NOTE that you must present proof of your previously passed polygraph (if you competed in another show) to the promoter via email by Saturday, 9/30/2023 at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is the competitor’s responsibility to show proof of a previously passed polygraph test by Saturday, 9/30/2023.
*ONE (1) assistant/trainer per competitor allowed - NO EXCEPTIONS! Every assistant/trainer MUST buy a Trainers Ticket which is good for General Admission and backstage access. Children not permitted back stage. *NOTE: Trainers tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable – NO EXCEPTIONS! *Please bring your own pump-up equipment due to COVID-19 safety precautions. Mirrors will be provided but feel free to bring your own if desired. Appointed contest expediters will direct all competitors in the pump-up area prior to entering the stage.
Tickets sold at the door for General Seating are nontransferable & nonrefundable. Cash is encouraged to keep the admission line moving, no checks will be accepted (please tell your family and friends). Online Advance Ticket sales (also General Seating) will close on Wednesday, October 4th, 2023.
Adult General Admission (For any & all segments): $40.00
Child Admission: (under age 12) $15.00
Trainers Ticket: Good for back stage access entrance and audience admission. One per competitor: $75.00
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Cranberry
2000 Garden View Lane
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Reservations can be made in the following ways
Call into the hotel at 724.779.9999 and ask for the "OCB STEEL CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS" rate
Use the group code 'OCBSCC' online at www.pittsburghcranberry.hgi.com
Or by clicking on the below link Click here to schedule!
All rooms are equipped with refrigerators.
Rosters & Classes
A roster with assigned competitor numbers and class breakdowns will be available to competitors on Friday, October 6th at Contestant Registration at the contest hotel. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL WEEK OF SHOW for any contest updates.
Professional Contest Photography
Professional competition photography will be provided by Doug Swaim of “Never Forgotten Photography”. www.nfphotography.com
Please contact Doug for his competition package rates.
*NO personal photography permitted in the first 5 rows of the auditorium. *NO other professional photography permitted at the competition.
Click HERE for the photo form!
Professional Contest Tanning
Professional Competition Tanning is strongly suggested and will be provided by our Preferred Competition Tanning Expert.
For details and to book appointments: Click HERE
*NOTE* Tanning products have a tendency to stain and damage clothing, sheets, and other surfaces. To purchase protective attire that will prevent staining, visit Wear & Away
Professional Contest Hair & Make-up Artist
Contest Preferred Professional Hair & Makeup is strongly suggested and will be provided by our Preferred Competition Hair & Makeup Expert Jenn Vu of JVU's Hair Studio. Please call Jenn Vu at 412-572-3006 to schedule an appointment and discuss pricing and details. Jenn and her team will be available to you all day Sunday at the venue. *Please Note that if you bring your own Stylist and/or Makeup Artist, they will be charged an Adult General Admission Ticket and they will not be able to go back stage with you.
Additional Drug Testing
Urine (sample collection) testing is required for All OCB Pro Card recipients immediately following their perspective award ceremony. Please have your current driver’s license with you for testing ID. Pro Card recipients that do not produce a urine sample with our medical staff before leaving the contest venue will forfeit their OCB Pro Card and contest placement. No Exceptions! (Urine testing is the promoter’s expense.) All competitors are subject to additional forms of testing, if requested, at the discretion and expense of the promoter. Please see the UPDATED WADA Banned Substances Guidelines.
Event Sponsorship Opportunities (for businesses interested in sponsoring the event)
If you need assistance with coaching for your contest preparations please contact:
Please Contact Stasi Longo - 35+ years experience
Owner - Sonshine Fitness, LLC
Certified Professional Trainer & Physique Coach
Competition Promoter & Head Judge
2020 OCB Hall of Fame Inductee
None of these competition services can deter you from the mandatory Saturday contest check in, the mandatory contestant meeting before prejudging OR prejudging competition! Please plan accordingly.
Body Transformation Division
Contact the Promoter
Phone: (412) 551-6836