INBA/PNBA Release Initial Schedule for 2022 Season

Natural Bodybuilding

INBA/PNBA has released its initial schedule for the upcoming 2022 natural bodybuilding season. 

The International Natural Bodybuilding Association/Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA/PNBA) has prepared its schedule for 2022. INBA/PNBA is one of many natural bodybuilding leagues, but it’s the biggest. Most bodybuilding leagues don’t support the use of drugs. However, the INBA/PNBA is the leading trailblazer for getting their athletes drug tested – each athlete undergoes strict testing through World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) – state-of-the-art drug testing the Olympics use. Any competitor who fails a drugs test ends up on the infamous Hall of Shame

The natural bodybuilding competitions listed below are events that take place up until the big finale on November 10-13th – Natural Olympia – Pinnacle of Natural Bodybuilding. So it’s essential to do well in the other shows to earn a spot at this contest. It’s the biggest event of the year for natural bodybuilders akin to Mr. Olympia in the International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness (IFBB) league.

Below you can find the INBA/PNBA schedule for 2022. 

INBA PNBA 2022 Natural Bodybuilding Schedule

INBA/PNBA 2022 Schedule 

March

  • 19th – INBA/PNBA Judges Clinic
    • Corona, CA
  • 26th – Arizona Copper Classic 
    • Sierra Vista, AZ

April

  • 2nd – Capital City Championships 
    • Sacramento, CA
  • 10th – Iron Gladiator 
    • Corona, CA
  • 16th – Jaguar Bodybuilding Championships 
    • Sierra Vista, AZ
  • 23rd – Showdown in Memphis 
    • Memphis, TN
  • 30th – Pro/Am Philip Ricardo Legends International 
    • Virginia 

May

  • 7th – Pikes Peak Classics 
    • Colorado 
  • 14th – Professional America’s Natural & Amateur Illinois State 
    • Chicago, IL
  • 21st – New England Naturals 
    • Oakville, CT
  • 21st – Silver & Black 
    • San Leandro, CA
  • 28th – Pro/Am International Battle Against Cancer 
    • Corona, CA

June

  • 4th – Arizona State 
    • Arizona
  • 4th – Pro/Am Southern USA 
    • Atlanta, Georgia
  • 24-25th – World Championships 
    • Florence, Italy 

July

  • 2nd – Pro/Am Mr & Ms USA 
    • Dallas, TX
  • 9th – Central California & Kern County 
    • Bakersfield, CA
  • 23rd – Pro/Am North American 
    • Chicago, IL
  • 30th – Pro/Am International Iron Man Magazine Muscle Beach 
    • Venice Beach, CA

August

  • 6th – Pro Wolfpack & Cougar Classic California Naturals 
    • Petaluma, CA
  • 13th – Colorado State 
    • Colorado 
  • 20th – Pro/Am Nationals 
    • Oakville, CT
  • 27th – Utah State 
    • Springville, UT

September

  • 2-3rd – Mike O’Hearn Presents Clash of the Titans Professional Natural Universe 
    • Tampa, Florida
  • 10th – Pro/Am Int. Zeus Classic 
    • San Leandro, CA
  • 17th – Nevada State Naturals 
    • Reno, NV
  • 17th – Pro/Am International Latin American Championships
  • 23-24th Pro/Am Team USA & Las Vegas Naturals 
    • Las Vegas, NV

October 

  • 15th – Grand Canyon Classic 
    • Arizona
  • TBA – Midwestern USA 
    • Iowa
  • 22nd – Western USA 
    • San Leandro, CA

November 

  • 4-5th Pro/Am World Cup 
    • Los Angeles, CA
  • 10-13th – The Pinnacle Pro/Am Natural Olympia 
    • Las Vegas, NV

*Note: This is the initial schedule for 2022 in the INBA/PNBA league. More competition dates are pending. 

Olympics of Natural Bodybuilding

Natural Olympia is the Olympics of natural bodybuilding. It hosts the finest natural bodybuilders in the world, with 2021 representing 15 countries. The 2021 champions included athletes from Italy (Angelo Mastrangelo – Men’s Sport Model ), Mexico (Arely Ayala – Bikini Angels), and Germany (Mirco Burger – Men’s Bodybuilding Masters). Contenders compete for over $65,000 in cash and prizes and a custom Harley Davison prize – Philip Ricardo Jr. was the lucky winner of 2021 Natural Olympia. 

Below you can watch behind-the-scenes coverage of 2021 Natural Olympia

Generation Iron would like to congratulate the natural bodybuilders who participated in the INBA/PNBA league competitions in 2021! In addition, we want to add a supplementary congratulations to Paul Krueger for winning Mr. Olympia at 2021 Natural Olympia! We’re looking forward to 2022! 

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As a personal trainer and writer, Terry loves changing lives through coaching and the written word. Terry has a B.S. in Kinesiology and is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. When he's not writing or training, he enjoys playing music, reading, and film.