IFBB Contest – November 18, 2017

Thank you for choosing the IFBB Ferrigno Legacy – an Olympia and Arnold Classic Qualifier! We are honored to have you on our stage and are here to assist you in every way possible to assure your experience is both easy and fun! Be sure to view the Ferrigno Legacy Contest Guide Here. Here you can find detailed information about the show. If you cannot find the information you are seeking on this page, do not hesitate to email at Chris@FerrignoLegacy.com or call OR Text 775-375-5438.

Competitor List

You can also download the IFBB Competitor List by clicking HERE.


Competition Needs

We offer on-site tanning, make-up, hair and photography. Please visit our COMPETITOR NEEDS section to book these services.

IFBB Schedule

Friday, November 17, 2017

  • 3:00 – 4:00 PM IFBB Check-Ins with Lou Ferrigno (IFBB Group Photo in Built tracksuits at 3:55PM) Located at the FLEXPO.
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM IFBB Champion Press Conference with Lou Ferrigno & Shawn Ray with IFBB Bodybuilders. Located at the FLEXPO

Saturday, November 18, 2017

  • 1:00 – 5:00 PM IFBB Pre-Judging at the FLEXPO (note that host hotel is at the FLEXPO)
  • 4:30 PM IFBB Pre-Judging Ends (approximately)
  • 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM FREE SHUTTLE to and from Agua Caliente From Renaissance Hotel Valet
  • 7:00 PM Doors Open & Red Carpet (invited celebrities, you’ll be busy pumping up)
  • 7:30 PM Ferrigno Legacy IFBB Finals at AGUA CALIENTE
  • 10:00 PM IFBB Finals End (approximately)

Your Contract to Compete

To obtain your contract, please contact the IFBB Office at ifbbproleague@aol.com. Please copy the Ferrigno Legacy at chris@ferrignolegacy.com. Please tag #FerrignoLegacy and @FerrignoLegacy in your Instagram posts so that we can share your progress on our pages.


IFBB Pros who win their division will be qualified to compete in the 2018 Mr. Olympia contest in Las Vegas. Winners will also receive a guaranteed invitation to the 2018 Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio.

mr olympia
Arnold Classic

Cash Purse & Order of Divisions

TOTAL Cash Purse

  • Classic Physique $3,500
  • Women’s Physique $5,000
  • Men’s Physique $5,000
  • Bikini $5,000
  • Bodybuilding $20,000

Total $38,500

Classic Physique

  • 1st: $2,000
  • 2nd: $1,000
  • 3rd: $500

Women’s Physique

  • 1st: $2,500
  • 2nd: $1,500
  • 3rd: $1,000

Men’s Physique

  • 1st: $2,500
  • 2nd: $1,500
  • 3rd: $1,000


  • 1st: $2,500
  • 2nd: $1,500
  • 3rd: $1,000

Men’s Bodybuilding
$20,000 (OPEN)

  • 1st: $10,000
  • 2nd: $4,000
  • 3rd: $3,000
  • 4th: $2,000
  • 5th: $1,000

Tickets & Passes

Backstage Trainer Pass

IFBB Pros will receive one backstage trainer pass at check-in. Please note that these are for trainers only. Professional photography, videography, tanning, and make-up are strictly prohibited and will result in your disqualification.


Per your contract, you will receive 1 ticket for pre-judging and 1 ticket for finals. These tickets will be picked up at check-in. The tickets are assigned seating and will be in the VIP section, Orchestra 102. This entire section is reserved for IFBB Guest tickets and additional tickets cannot be purchased in this section. We also provide an additional closed general seating section reversed for you, your guest and your trainer. You will be able to sit together to watch the show if you like. This is Mezzanine 304.


We have arranged discounted rooms at the host venue. You will want to book your room early as inventory is limited. Please visit our hotels page for detailed information.

Returning Champions Complementary Room

If you have won your IFBB division in any prior year, the Ferrigno Legacy will pay for up to 2 nights of your hotel stay at Agua Caliente for the current year when you return to compete. If this applies to you, please email your contract signed by Jim Manion to chris@ferrignolegacy.com.


See detailed stage routes and stage floor plan in our competitor guide.

Men’s Open Bodybuilding & Classic Physique

Pre-judge will be 60 seconds. Night show will be up to 2 min.

Bikini & Men’s Physique

One pose at the rear of center stage at entry. 2 poses on “X” at front and center of the stage at both pre-judging and finals.

Women’s Physique

At Pre-Judging, one pose at the rear of center stage at entry. 2 poses on “X” at front and center of the stage. Women’s Physique will have up to a 2-minute routine at finals.


  • Tamer El Guindy
  • Tracy Victor
  • Tony Tirado
  • Guilermo Escalente
  • Kris Murrell
  • Brian Bullman
  • Zhanna Rotar


We ask that FIRST PLACE PROS join us for a desert palm oasis photo shoot on Sunday morning at 11:00 AM SHARP located at Indian Canyons in Palm Springs.  Lou Ferrigno will also be part of this photo shoot. Click here for directions. Once you arrive, let the Tribal Ranger know that you are there for the photo shoot and you will be allowed free access. Drive about 3 minutes, following the signs to Andreas Canyon where you will find the photographer. There will be ample parking. It is imperative that you arrive on time. The shoot will start exactly on time and at exactly at 11:30 AM as competitors have paid scheduled shoots all day.

Guest Performance with Oksana Grishina

Oksana has requested that all of you join her on the stage as part of her guest posing for a quick and fun pose down as the climax of her performance.

Social Media

If you need logos, photos, videos and more you can find it right here in our Social Media Dropbox. This folder will be updated throughout the year with new images so check back often. We’d like to follow and share your journey, so please hashtag #FerrignoLegacy so we can find your posts. Please be sure your page isn’t set to private.


Visit the Schedule Page for the full schedule.

Flights & Ground Transportation

We provide a shuttle from the Hotel to Finals located at Agua Caliente Resort. Pick up is at the front of the host hotel.

Airport Transportation

The closest Airport is Palm Springs International Airport (PSP). By far the most convenient, located just 7 miles from the venue.

Other airport options include Los Angeles Airport (LAX), LA/Ontario Airport (ONT), Bob Hope International Airport Burbank (BUR).

For ground Transportation from Los Angles Click Here.

Ground Transportation

For guests staying at the Hotel Hotel, we have arranged ground transportation for you.

FREE SHUTTLE CALL 760-322-6000 once you have arrived at the Palm Springs Airport Baggage Claim. The hotel will dispatch your ride which will arrive in about 10-15 minutes.

Uber is available in Palm Springs. We recommend Uber for other transportation for the region.

You can learn more about ground transportation here.