The sport of bodybuilding is growing in Sioux Falls. 35 participants will take part in this Saturday's Mr. and Ms. Sioux Empire Natural bodybuilding and figure championships. That's up 14 from last year's first annual event.
This year's program will take place at the Orpheum Theatre Center and gets underway Saturday at noon with pre-judging. The finals take place at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for pre-judging and $12 for the finals. They can be purchased at the door or in advance through ticketmaster. After weeks of preparation from their diet to putting together a routine, the competitors are ready to get up and perform.
Last year's winner Austin Kjergaard will be the event's special guest poser and Miss South Dakota Tessa Dee will perform a gymnastics routine.