The Rockford Toughman competition refuses to lie down and die. The start of a petition drive to bring back the event was scheduled May 23 at the Scoreboard Lounge inside the Holiday Inn.
Interested people still can join the effort by calling Mark Bjelland at (815) 397-1226 or e-mail him at email@example.com. Toughman competitions were banned in Illinois last year as being too dangerous.
From the May 25-31, 2005, issue