What a Weekend for South Milwaukee! Crusherfest in Headlines, and Images

What an amazing turnout for Crusherfest, as we celebrated a local icon in a way that will be remembered for years to come.

I am so happy for the Lisowski family, and so proud of this city.

I can’t wait to see what’s next!

My goal: To become famous for hosting one of the most unique festivals in the country, and being home to a beautiful work of art that perfectly honors this larger-than-life man. This weekend was only the beginning.

THIS IS CRUSHER COUNTRY!

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7 responses to “What a Weekend for South Milwaukee! Crusherfest in Headlines, and Images

  1. Joe Synowicz

    Well done Mayor Brooks

    On Sun, Jun 9, 2019 at 10:51 PM South Milwaukee Blog wrote:

    > Erik Brooks posted: ” What an amazing turnout for Crusherfest, as we > celebrated a local icon in a way that will be remembered for years to come. > I am so happy for the Lisowski family, and so proud of this city. I can’t > wait to see what’s next! My goal: To becom” >

  2. SM Guy

    Great! Thanks for posting all the pics.

    One question… Do you happen to know the significance of him carrying a beer barrel, say, as opposed to being in some type of wrestling pose (like that fine gentleman in the first pic below your text)?

    • Ebo Walker

      When Crusher “trained” he would would run up and down Lake Michigan while holding kegs of beer. He also danced the Polka with Barmaids for Stamina .

      This is pro wrestling so this is of course tongue in cheek.

    • Nels Monson

      He would say that he would start this “workout” carrying two half-barrels. He would drink one on the way to his workout and one on his way back home. I think the barrel is a nice touch!

      • SM Guy

        Thanks for the info Nels. Very interesting. I knew there had to be some reason – just didn’t know what the story was.

  3. Ebo Walker

    If you want to make this annual or bi annual event here are some suggestions:

    1) Close down Main Street and allow open carry containers. That will encourage people to walk around and visit various stores and shops – that way they benefit too.

    2) There should be more wrestling themed stands and shops. It seemed to attract a lot of wrestling fans – maybe getting some older wrestlers to have an autograph/picture line and have it sponsored by a local business?

    3) Some sort of Crusher themed event for locals – like a Keg toss?

    I’m sure there are 100 more ideas but that’s my 2 cents.

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