Strongman of the Glen

  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 no registration fee for this event as you will have to pay to get into the Fair.

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.


2017 Ancient Athletics of Central Illinois