Saturday was the 14th annual Northern Classic and approximately 80 competitors took to the stage at the North Peace Cultural Centre to see how they stacked up against other amateur body builders from the region. Those that finished in the top five will be making their way to provincials this weekend in Vancouver.

Northern Classic promoter Jeni Briscoe said support from the community has been huge in helping it grow to what it’s become today, and that she created the event to make it easier for northern body builders to compete.

“Our first show we had 17 competitors but the Fort St. John and the surrounding area has always been so supportive so it’s grown that way. We always have a sold out house, so it’s nice. All of the shows were down south so the northern part of the province was never getting the attention they deserved. It’s hard enough to travel to compete, so I wanted to give the northern people an avenue.”

Those that qualified to compete in Vancouver will be battling for a chance to advance to nationals in Edmonton in July.

Attached below are the standings of those taking part in their respective categories.