2017 Great Lakes Sports Festival

2017 Great Lakes Sports Festival

The Great Lakes Sports Festival (GLSF) is an annual event. Every year is action packed, none stop, one day sports festival!

This exciting event was born out of local fitness expert* Jack Sullivan’s passion to help people make a real difference in their fitness and improve their lives. Mr. Sullivan is the owner of REAL Training and Fitness in Erie, PA. At GLSF, adults will be able to see and participate in live demonstrations of a variety of exercise programs, learn about fitness support services at the Vendor Fair, and see impressive athletes on display at the bodybuilding competition.

Each year the event is full of action packed fun! You will witness some of the worlds most talented athletes crushing their events! Come watch various events, such as:

Location: Bayfront Convention Center – 1 Sassafras Pier, Erie, PA 16507

Hotel: Bayfront Courtyard Marriot 

Doors Open at 8:30AM 

Events Start at 9:00AM

Entry Fee – Adults $20 

Entry Fee – Kids 11 and Under $10 

Main Events:

LIVE Demos:

  • All Day – Powerlifting Live Demonstrations 
  • All Day – “PiloSlide” : “PiloSlide”, is a  Total-Body training method that infuses Pilates with sliding movements and focuses on the “Core”.  PiloSlide is Nationally approved by ACE, NASM and AFAA.
  • All Day – Seawolves Batting Cage
  • noon – 2pm: TKO Erie Live Grappling Demonstrations
  • 2-3pm – Lake Erie Bulldogs – Youth Football Drill Demos
  • 4pm – Guest Exhibition Lift – Pro Strongman Anthony Furhman
  • 6pm (Before NPC Night Show) – Spotlight Dance Performance

Main Sponsors:

  • NFI Empire
  • Iron Empire Clothing
  • Gannon University
  • Maximal Gain Chiropractic Center, PLLC
  • Sam Catania Painting
  • Lombardi Chiropractic
  • Energy Solutions of Erie

Main Event Descriptions:

2017 NPC Great Lakes Championship: Bodybuilding, figure, fitness, bikini, men’s physique, and women’s physique -The Great Lakes Sports Festival is proud to bring Erie the most elite physique organization to our area with NPC Great Lakes Bodybuilding, Figure, Bikini, Classic Physique, men’s & women’s Physique Championships as a part of the Great Lakes Sports Festival September 30 at the Beautiful Bayfront Convention Center!

Garage Games (Women’s only CrossFit Competition) – The Garage Girls 2017 Tour is making its debut in Erie, PA with host affiliate, CrossFit FBO. Erie PA is the first stop in the National tour! Our girls will be setting the stage for all other women. The Garage Girls Tour will be held at The Great Lakes Sports Festival

Real Men Wear Pink Law Enforcement Tug of War (All Proceeds Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness – Our local Law Enforcement will be going head to head! This will be a bracketed competition to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.For more information on competing contact Brian Arrington.

Iron Empire US Strongest Man Championship Strongman – Strongman Competition hosted by Iron Empire! This is a male/female event to test strength and endurance. Events include : Log Clean and Press, Car deadlift for reps, Farmers Hold for time, and Keg Carry Max Distance. For more information on competing contact Eric Lewis.

Pennsylvania State Arm Wrestling Championship – Weigh Ins Saturday morning 930am-1100am
Friday evening weigh ins tbd
Event starts at Noon

Entry fee 25 dollars for first class and 20 dollars for each additional class

Competitors Entry fee gets you admission into festival

Weight classes for Mens Pro Right and Left 154, 176, 198, 220, 221+
Men’s Amatuer Right and Left
165, 198, 199+
Women’s Right and Left
143, 144+

Supermatch to kick event off
Brandon Ellsessor vs Joel Hudik
Best of 5 Right handed

Awards for 1st through 3rd place in all classes
$100 dollars for first place in Mens Pro Right and Left weight classes

Sponsored by Sam Catania Painting
Lombardi Chiropractic
Energy Solutions of Erie

Pro Wrestling Rampage – Live Action!! PWR Pro Wrestling Rampage is coming to you live at the 2017 Great Lakes Sports Festival!! Come enjoy the high intensity matches!


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Contact Nicole Lawrence with any questions or concerns nicole@nfiempire.com