You are invited to The 2016 Texas Shredder Classic !

In 1998 I promoted the first Texas Shredder Classic because there were no quality drug-free bodybuilding contests in Texas. People inside of bodybuilding told me that a drug-free show would never be successful. We started that first year with 55 athletes and have grown every single year since!

At the 2014 Texas Shredder Classic we had 479 athletes (not counting crossovers). We sold over 2000 prejudging tickets and had 2500+ fans in attendance at the night show. I attribute our continued growth to the fact that I just retired as competitive bodybuilder/physique athlete in the spring of 2014. I know exactly what the athletes are going through so, I go to great lengths to make sure that they have a tremendous competitive experience! However we feel that while we are very proud that many people want to come out to the Shredder it is just too many people to have in a show, and the founding principles somehow get lost. In 2016, we are going to cap the number of athletes we are going to let into the Texas Shredder Classic at 300. We are doing this so that we can ensure a great quality show, that every athlete will get ample stage time, that there is room back stage and that the most important thing is returned to the sport....the celebration of all the athletes’ accomplishments. It’s not all about the numbers or the money it’s, about athletes first!!!

We give every athlete a commemorative Texas Shredder Competitor dog-tag, a Competitor contest t-shirt, and a goodie bag. Awards are samurai swords, and class winners receive an additional gold Champion dog-tag and Champion t-shirt. The Texas Shredder Classic is also a Team Universe Qualifier. The top 3 in each open class qualify to compete in the NPC Team Universe which is the only drug-tested NPC national level contest. In Open Bodybuilding each class winner at the Team Universe makes the USA Team for the IFBB Amateur World Championships, with all expenses generously paid for by the NPC USA (I got the amazing opportunity to compete in Qatar in 2009). Many Texas Shredder Classic competitors have earned their IFBB Pro Cards at the Team Universe!

Making changes isn't easy and we most certainly don’t take it lightly, but we do it with one thing in mind... YOU! Our goal from the very beginning was simply to put on good shows, have fun and create opportunities for natural athletes. We in no way want to take away from any other organization. We believe that as we grow the sport grows and that's good for everyone. We strongly believe that there are a lot of people who want to know that their hard work is being judged fairly and not because someone chose to take a different path and use some sort of PED. It’s not judgement on anyone else's choice, it’s just a different path or choice. We will continue to do whatever it takes to find a way to give back to this sport and provide the opportunities that these great, hardworking natural athletes deserve!

Whether you are an athlete, a sponsor, or a fan, I invite you to be part of the 2016 Texas Shredder Classic. Come join our Shredderbuilt family and have a great time at our show!

Dave “The Texas Shredder” Goodin, Diana Hurley, Blythe Savera & Molly Goodin