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Saturday August 19th, 2017


Strongman of the Glen
Illinois State Fairgrounds. Springfield Illinois

  Held during the Illinois State Fair, the Athletes are safely tucked in behind the old Happy Hollow area of the Fairgrounds. This year there will not be practice days. Registration will open at 11am and the competition will start at 12 noon.

Strongman 2017 Information

Strongman will be held on Saturday, August 19th, 2017. We have to limit the field due to the size of the venue. The first 40 registered athletes will be guaranteed, any athletes that register after will be placed on the waiting list. There is a 10.00 registration fee for this event.

Additional Information

  • No spinning on height events
  • Classes: Amateur A,B,C, Women's, Masters (No Novice Class)
  • Events: Heavy and Light Weight for Distance, Weight Over Bar, Sheaf Toss, Caber Toss, and Braemar Stone. We may also have a keg toss after competition concludes
  • Competition will start at 12:00 (noon)
  • Merl Lawless will be directing this event.



 August 26 and 27, 2017
Peoria Erin Feis, Peoria Illinois

Saturday Demo from 12 noon to 5pm
Sunday Battle of the Clans 12 noon to 5pm

Erin Feis 2017 Information

Erin Feis will take place on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27thth of August. Events will start at noon on both days and will be held at the Riverfront park in Peoria, Illinois. Saturday will be a demo day and Sunday will be a "Battle of the Clans Event" The address for the park is near the 500 block of Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602. For additional information, check the link to the left for the
Erin Feis webpage.

Additional Information

  • No restrictions on spinning
  • Classes: Amateur A,B,C, Women's, and Masters
  • Events: Heavy and Light Weight for Distance, Weight Over Bar, Sheaf Toss, Caber Toss, and Open and Braemar Stone. If there is enough room we may do Hammer as well.
  • Competition will start at 1200 (noon)
  • Merl Lawless will be directing this event.




The scope of our unit is widening and we are proud to be part of the ever growing recognition of Scottish Heavy Athletics.
If you would like to volunteer, Judge, compete or just hang out with the athletic unit, contact Merl Lawless Athletic Director, @ mclawless@sbcglobal.net.


 2017 Ancient Athletics of Central Illinois