Strongman Event is Success Despite Weather


Published on July 23 2014 10:02 am
Last Updated on July 23 2014 10:03 am

Jack Oye, Arthur, the Overall Men’s first place finisher, pulls the fire truck in the 2014 Strasburg Strongman and Strongwoman competition.
While Mother Nature was fierce in the early morning hours of the day of the Second Annual Strongman and Strongwoman competition in Strasburg, she stopped in just enough time to let a group of mere humans show they can also be pretty tough.
After about five inches of rain hit the village in just a few hours, much of the Strasburg Homecoming events, such as the band and the tractor pull, had to be rescheduled. However, the Strongman and Woman competition and 5K run/walk went on as planned.
A large group of spectators enjoyed what turned out to be a nice day after the rain and watched the competitors vie in a Farmer’s Carry, Fire Truck Harness Pull, Tractor Tire Flips, and Atlas Stone Lift.

Results are as follows:

Overall winners:

Overall Women's Top 3 - Mollie Adams, Effingham, Nancy Miller Plank, Arthur, and Christina Kauffman, Humboldt. Overall Men's Top 3 - Jack Oye, Arthur, Ben Siemer, Effingham, and Cameron Je'Mar Hall, Decatur.

Women’s Group 1 (age 30 and under) Final

  1. Mollie Adams, Effingham – Overall Woman’s 1st
  2. Bailiegh Basham, Mattoon
  3. Ashley Bailey, Charleston

Women’s Group 2 (age 31 and over) Final

  1. Nancy Plank, Arthur – Overall Women’s 2nd
  2. Christina Kauffman, Humboldt – Overall Women’s 3rd
  3. Jennifer Chrappa, Effingham

Men’s Group 1 (weight 184 and under) Final

  1. Luke Halls, Effingham
  2. Rob Brown, Watson
  3. Andrew Spencer, Trilla

Men’s Group 2 (weight 185 to 208) Final

  1. Cameron Hall, Decatur – Overall Men’s 3rd
  2. Pete Oye, Arthur
  3. Cody Galbreath, Charleston

Men’s Group 3 (weight 209 and up) Final

  1. Jack Oye, Arthur – Overall Men’s 1st
  2. Ben Siemer, Effingham– Overall Men’s 2nd
  3. Zach Whitley, Lerna

Winners were awarded a prize pack from GNC, membership to The Gym in Strasburg and more. And, of course, the title of Strasburg’s Strongest Woman and Man.  The Strasburg Lions also sold food to add to the festivities. All proceeds from the event support the Strasburg Lions Club. For more information on the event contact Brian Shelton at 217-690-6677 or email

Doug Lamb, manager at GNC, presents the Strasburg Strongwoman overall winner Mollie Adams, Effingham, with a prize pack.