Fans will meet Lou Ferrigno and a cast of fitness celebrity legends October 28-30th at the Ferrigno Legacy
RANCHO MIRAGE, CA – The 3rd Annual Ferrigno Legacy™ presented by Carr Cellular Fitness returns to Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA near Palm Springs on October 28-30th 2016. California’s newest and most prestigious IFBB Olympia and NPC national qualifier hosts 450+ athletes competing for trophies, $33,500 in cash prizes along with more than 3,000 spectators. New this year is the addition of USA Powerlifting Southwest Regionals Competition on Sunday, October 30th.
“Many of my friends from the ‘Pumping Iron’ days will be joining me plus some of the best physiques of today,” said Lou Ferrigno, former Mr. Universe and Mr. America.
Confirmed guests include 1983 Mr. Olympia Samir Bannout and 1977–1979 Mr. Olympia Frank Zane who will be offering a book signing. Bodybuilding Legends, Shawn Ray and Chris Cormier, Mr. Universe Bob Birdsong, IFBB Pro Sergio Oliva Jr., will also be joining Ferrigno on the Red Carpet. “We have Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Chairmen, Jeff Grubbe, and we’ve confirmed “A-listers” who plan on attending,” said Chris Minnes, co-owner and producer of the Ferrigno Legacy.
During the two-day event, the Ferrigno Legacy brings together the best amateur athletes and the world’s top pro athletes. “The new world of bodybuilding is so much more inclusive than the old days. Now we have multiple divisions and classes that welcome a more attainable look and people of all ages. The average person can watch the show and think, ‘I want to look like that; I can look like that!’” said Lou Ferrigno.
Hosted by actor Lou Ferrigno Jr. and producer Chris Minnes, the event offers a full slate of non-stop entertainment including a fitness celebrity red carpet event, prejudging and evening show finals in the $76 million showroom, Coffee with Lou Ferrigno (free Q&A event at The Lounge), a Halloween-themed after-party presented by World Gym, and a photo shoot with the overall winning competitors at Indian Canyons.
The title sponsor of the Ferrigno Legacy weekend and USA Powerlifting Southwest Regionals Competition is Carr Cellular Fitness. Other key sponsors include Swat Fuel, World Gym, Str8Shredded, Muscle Icon, The Camp, Calibrated Training and Nutrition, International Protein, NPC West Coast, Tahoe Show, FerrignoFit.com, and Stops Bleeding.
Ferrigno Legacy Schedule:
Friday, October 28th
6:00PM – 7:00PM: Press Conference/IFBB Pro Meet & Greet
Saturday, October 29th
9:00AM – Coffee with Lou Ferrigno, Q & A session at The Lounge (free admission to public)
3:30PM – Pre-Judging for all IFBB Divisions at The Show
7:00PM – IFBB Finals at The Show
Sunday, October 30th
9:00AM – USA Powerlifting Southwest Regionals & Ferrigno Open at Agua Caliente Ballroom
9:30AM – NPC Pre-Judging at The Show
5:00PM – NPC Finals at The Show
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What: Ferrigno Legacy presented by Carr Cellular Fitness
Press Check-In: October 28th at 5:00PM (please contact in advance for TV & media truck parking)
When: October 28-30th 2016
Where: Agua Caliente Casino, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270