The Salt City Showdown

August 22, 2020

SLC, UT | SALT PALACE | AT FITCON

Welcome to the Salt City Showdown at FitCon 2020! We are pleased to announce The Mr. & Miss Utah contest that will highlight physique competitors looking to take the ultimate title. In addition to claiming this title, this contest is open to all athletes wanting to compete at the Salt City Showdown.

Is 2020 going to be different? Yes, it will be. We have listened to previous competitors and have adjusted our format to better fit their needs. You can see the new changes below!

We are excited for another great year and our goal is to provide an immense amount of value to each person who competes and attends the Salt City Showdown.

What’s NewRegister Here

NEW FOR 2020

Cash Prizes & Utah's Best

The winners of the Championship class will receive a $1,000 sponsorship from FitCon in cash prizes + be crowed ‘Mr. Utah’ & ‘Miss Utah’ in each division. The winners of these titles will be recognized as the best physiques for that year…until the next Salt City Showdown

Fair Opportunity Judging

FitCon is introducing a new type of walkout process that will give all athletes a fair chance to be judged. This will give every competitor an equal opportunity to be seen. Our goal will be to ensure accuracy & fairness for all athletes. See the individual division pages under ‘What Happens When You’re On Stage’ for more details.

No Wasted Time

Each class will know exactly when they are going on stage & have a dedicated time slot for the showdown competition. Winners will be announced during this time. No more killing time in between pre-judging & finals!

Division & Class Breakdown

See Below For More Details About Each Division & Class
**There no weight or height restrictions for any division or class. Competitors will be divided by by which class they register for (championship, showdown, masters)**
  • Ultimate Physique Division

    The Ultimate Physique division is all about aesthetics. It is dedicated for those with mass, but not enough to compete in the bodybuilding class. Each competitor will be required to show off (4) quarter turns in the symmetry round. Men will have 5 mandatory poses & 1 favorite pose of their choice & women will show off their favorite pose. Judging criteria will be based off of the balance between size, symmetry, conditioning & overall presentation. This division will have both men’s & women’s classes.

    Divisions Available
    Men’s Division Details | Women’s Division Details

    Available Classes
    Championship Class | Showdown Class | Masters 40+ Class

    Prizes
    Championship Class Prizes – $1,000 sponsorship, ring or trophy, prize package & crowned Mr. or Miss Utah
    Showdown & Masters Class Prizes – Trophy + prize package

  • Beach Body Division

    The Beach Body division will demonstrate a healthy beach body appearance. Each competitor will be given the chance, on stage, to be judged as a group & present individually in front of the judges. Judging criteria will be based off an appearance of being lean, toned & fit. This division will have both men”s & women’s classes.

    Divisions Available
    Men’s Division Details | Women’s Division Details

    Available Classes
    Championship Class | Showdown Class | Masters 40+ Class

    Prizes
    Championship Class Prizes – $1,000 sponsorship, ring or trophy, prize package & crowned Mr. or Miss Utah
    Showdown & Masters Class Prizes – Trophy + prize package

  • Bodybuilding Division

    The Bodybuilding division will highlight each athletes strengths. Each competitor will be required to show off 6 mandatory poses & 1 favorite pose of their choice. Judging criteria will be based off of the balance between size, symmetry, conditioning & overall presentation. This division will be for men only.

    Divisions Available
    Men’s Division Details

    Available Classes
    Championship Class | Showdown Class | Masters 40+ Class

    Prizes
    Championship Class Prizes – $1,000 sponsorship, ring or trophy, prize package & crowned Mr. or Miss Utah
    Showdown & Masters Class Prizes – Trophy + prize package

Competitor Perks!

  • Two day FitCon pass
  • Shirt
  • Sample bag
  • Free 2 night stay voucher in Las Vegas + $50 dining gift card! ($249 retail value)
    • **Competitors will receive this at check ins. Date restrictions apply. Trip taxes & resort fees are not included & must be paid prior to taking trip. See details by going to www.fitcon.com/showdown/trip**

Men's Divisions

Bodybuilding | Ultimate Physique | Beach Body
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Men's Beach Body Division

Similar To Men’s Physique

Classes Available
Championship | Showdown | Masters 40+More Details »

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Men's Ultimate Physique

Similar To Men’s Classic Physique

Classes Available
Championship | Showdown | Masters 40+More Details »

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Men's Bodybuidling

Similar To Men’s Bodybuilding

Classes Available
Championship | Showdown | Masters 40+More Details »

Women's Divisions

Ultimate Physique | Beach Body
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Women's Beach Body Division

Similar To Women’s Bikini

Classes Available
Championship | Showdown | Masters 40+More Details »

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Women's Ultimate Physique

Similar To Women’s Figure

Classes Available
Championship | Showdown | Masters 40+More Details »

Which Class Is Right For You?

See Below For A Comparison Table On The Different Classes
Championship ClassShowdown ClassMasters 40+ Class
Competitor LevelsIntermediate & AdvancedBeginner & IntermediateAll Levels
PrizesTrophy, prize package, prize money & title of Mr. or Miss UtahTrophy, prize packageTrophy, prize package
Excluded From CompetingProfessionals NOT ALLOWEDNationally qualified competitors NOT ALLOWEDAges 39 & under NOT ALLOWED

More details will be announced

IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, CONTACT US BELOW

About The Promoter

Learn More About The Person Behind The Show

MIKE SYMKOVIAK

NATIONAL BODYBUILDING COMPETITOR

Mike Symkoviak is a National level bodybuilding competitor, fitness model, sponsored athlete and Reality TV Star. Mike has won several notable bodybuilding and fitness competitions including, 2013 Las Vegas classic bodybuilding 1st place, 2014 Jay Cutler Desert Classic overall bodybuilding champion, Utah overall champion 2013, 2016, 2019 . Mike recently placed 3rd at nationals in classic physique. He has also been recognized in, Men’s workout Magazine, Rep’s Magazine, Muscle & body mag, Flex, Flex online, and GNC. Mike has been featured in video and life size ads at some of the worlds largest fitness expos such as Mr. Olympia, The Arnold Sports Festival and bodybuilding shows across the country. Mike is also well known as the webinar fitness instructor for the “The Fat Burning Furnace” a number one selling fitness ebook. Mike has been filmed for instructional recipe videos and fitness workouts for Baddass T.V. and the Ripped chef. Mike is a certified personal trainer, a certified health club manager, and has been training privately for the last 13 years.

FAQ's

Below are answers to frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, please email showdown@fitcon.com

Where are the judging criteria requirements listed?

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Who are the judges for the showdown?

Judges will not be announced prior to the event to prevent any contact or favoring towards any competitors with the judges. We will select a judging panel that creates a fair atmosphere for our competitors.

Our goal for this contest is to create an equal opportunity for every competitor to be looked at and judged only based on their physique they present.

Are there height, weight & age divisions?

There no weight or height restrictions for any division or class. Competitors will be divided by by which class they register for, Championship, showdown or masters 40+.

We feel that athletes should present their best body for that category without limiting in any way.

Are we an NPC sanctioned show?

This is an independent contest which offers the prestigious title of Mr. & Miss Utah Bodybuilding + cash prizes. Any crossovers from any sanction are welcome to compete in this contest.

Will I still be allowed to compete as an NPC amateur if I compete in this show?

You will still be able to compete as an NPC amateur. Here is the official statement from the NPC found at http://npcnewsonline.com/rules/

“The NPC will not impose any sanction or penalty, or otherwise interfere in any way with, any person on account of that person’s participation in any amateur bodybuilding or other amateur fitness contest offered by another organization, whether such person is an athlete, promoter, sponsor, vendor, or otherwise, and does not condone, ratify, facilitate or permit such actions by any NPC officer and/or employee.”

Do I need an NPC membership card or any other membership to compete?

No, out goal is to keep costs low for competitors. No membership fee is required. We welcome any competitor from any league.

What attire is accepted on stage?

All colors & logos are accepted at the show on competitors suits. It is up to the discretion of the competitor to decide what makes their physique look the best.

What’s Not Allowed

  • Nudity
  • Props
  • Profane logos & images

Do women need to wear heals?

Heels are required as footwear for women competitors.

Do men need to wear black shorts for Ultimate Physique Division?

All colors, logos & shoes (or no shoes) are accepted at the show on competitors suits as long as there is a 4″ sideband from waist to thigh. It is up to the discretion of the competitor to decide what makes their physique look the best.

 

What’s Not Allowed

  • Nudity
  • Props
  • Profane logos & images

Is tanning required?

Tanning is not required but is recommended as it typically showcases athletes conditioning the best.

Do I have to use the show sponsored tanning company?

Competitors are able to use any tanning company of their choice.

Do I need to provide posing music?

No. Competitors do not need to provide posing music. The Salt City Showdown will provide a DJ to maintain high energy levels. Individual poses will be showcased during the group portion of the showdown. Please go to the divisional category for more details on the walk out process.

What's the difference between Beach Body & Ultimate Physique? How lean should I be?

Beach Body – The Beach Body division will demonstrate a healthy beach body appearance.Judging criteria will be based off of the balance between size, symmetry, conditioning & overall presentation. Extremes are not recommended in this category.

Ultimate Physique – The Ultimate Physique division is all about aesthetics. It is dedicated for those with slightly more mass than the Beach Body physique. Judging criteria will be based off of size, symmetry, conditioning & overall presentation.

Should my bikini be a more 'classic suit' or traditional beach wear?

It is up to the discretion of the competitor to decide what makes their physique look the best.

What’s Not Allowed

  • Nudity
  • Props
  • Profane logos & images

Will there be an athletes meeting prior to the show?

Yes, we will have an athletes meeting to go over what to do on stage, tanning & any other questions competitors have. The exact time of this meeting is TBD & will be announced prior to the show. It will either be the night before or the morning of.

What does favorite pose mean?

Favorite pose is the competitors favorite pose. It can be a front, back or side pose. It can be what ever the competitor feels will best showcase their physique.

Will winning the cash prize effect my amateur status?

Nope! You are winning a sponsorship from FitCon & a $1,000 reimbursement in the form of cash. This will not effect any amateur status for any organization.