November 13, 2001





Copper.Net Takes on Toughman Contest in Marion


Marion, OH - Get ready to get it, get it, get it, at the Toughman contest this Friday and Saturday Nov. 16 & 17 at the Veteran's Memorial Coliseum in Marion, Ohio.   The event promises to be action packed with boxing matches in the Men’s Light Heavyweight (160-184 lbs) and Heavyweight (184lbs and up) divisions.  This is a two-day elimination-boxing tournament, set to answer the question of who’s the toughest in the Marion area.


Copper.Net’s V. P. of Marketing Mike Cook is representing the local Internet service provider by putting his neck on the line as he fights for fame and glory. 


“I’ve always been a fan of the Toughman contest, and I wanted to take a more active role than just sponsoring the event,” said Mike Cook.  “Everyone involved expects it to be a lot of fun.  I think a lot of my friends are going just to see me get knocked out, but I tell them I’m as unbeatable as our service.  We’re only $9.95 a month nationwide.  No one beats that, and no one can beat me!”


The event will take place at Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Marion Co. Fairground, 220 E. Fairground St., Marion, Ohio.  The winner gets a chance to go on to regional and ultimately World Championship competition. 


Toughman contests are conducted in 44 states and abroad.  In conjunction with FX, Mt. Vernon based Copper.Net is sponsoring this event in Marion, Ohio.  The Toughman Contest and was the basis for a Hollywood feature, “Tough Enough” starring Dennis Quaid and Pam Grier.   The contest has been featured on television shows including Donahue, Current Affair, and The Tonight Show.  And it has been featured in periodicals including People, Wall Street Journal, Maxim, Unlimited, and USA Today. invites everyone to come to the Toughman Contest and root Mike!  For more information contact toll free 1-888-336-3318



Media Opps:


Copper.Net photos / CDs / November newsletter available & will be at event

Interview opportunity before fight


For more information contact:


Diana Barnum, Marketing Coordinator

Moving Ahead Communications

3288 Darby Glen Blvd. / Hilliard, OH 43026  

Phone (614) 529-9459, fax (561) 760-3295, Pager (614) 241-0274


Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 16th & 17th, 2001
220 East Fairground St., Marion, OH 43302

(740) 382-2558
Seating begins at 7:00 p.m.
Program begins at 8:00 p.m.