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Great Lakes Sports Festival to Showcase Strength and Fitness

10 Oct, 2016


Annual Strength and Fitness Competition to be Held October 22

The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce the Great Lakes Sports Festival, hosted by Real Training and Fitness, will be held for the third time on Saturday, October 22 at the Bayfront Convention Center. The annual event will feature a variety of strength and fitness competitions and is open to registration and spectators.

Doors open at 9 a.m. and the competition begins at 10 a.m. with the National Physique Committee (NPC) Great Lakes Bikini, Figure, and Physique Championships, which will be held at the same time as the Crossfit FBO Throw Down.

At noon, competition will shift to the Great Lakes US Strongman Championships and the Great Lakes Arm Wrestling Championships. The USA Powerlifting Great Lakes Pro Bench Press and Deadlift meet will begin at 2 p.m., with a PWR Pro Wrestling Show beginning at 3 p.m.

Registration information for all events is available on the Great Lakes Sports Festival Facebook page.

“I wanted to create an event that allowed athletes of many different disciplines the opportunity to come together at one event and celebrate fitness and competition,” said Jack Sullivan, Event Director and Owner of REAL Training and Fitness in Erie. “With the help of the Erie Sports Commission, my hope is that Erie will come to the event to see these top-notch athletes perform.”

“The Great Lakes Sports Festival is a really unique event for Erie,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “Jack (Sullivan) continues to bring high-energy strength and fitness competitions to Erie, and this one in particular will feature a myriad of talented athletes across many disciplines that he has brought to town.”

Tickets are available for purchase at the Erie Insurance Arena Box Office and at www.erieevents.com. Admission is $15 for adults, and free for children 13 and under. Tickets will also be available at the door.

For more information on the event, please visit this site.

The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.

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