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The NFG Story

No Fame Games, LLC is a company that specializes in Highland Games Heavy Athletics and overall Celtic strength culture. We started as a grassroots backyard movement coming out of COVID in 2021. A group of competitive athletes of the Scottish Highland Games banded together to return to throwing, and back to the core of the sport. To us this meant moving away from the limelight and focus on trophies and victories. 


We wanted to return the underlying camaraderie within the community of athletes to the forefront, while at the same time giving back to the elders of the Highland Games who have given so much to us throughout the decades. Effectively giving recognition back to those with 'no fame'. Lineage is important to us. Community is important to us. Carrying the torch on for the future generations is important to us.


We are passionate about the history and tradition of these Games, and we are dedicated to providing a safe and fun environment where you can engage in these activities. Our team tirelessly strives throughout the year preparing to make each of our events an unforgettable experience. All with the goal of ensuring the spirit of Highland Games and Heavy Athletics stays alive, flourishes, and is protected for the future generations to come.

This passion and determination continually drives us to keep the love of the Highland Games alive throughout the strength world. Since our start in 2021, we have continued to show immense growth and momentum. Today, our logo and reputation has permeated the Heavy Athletics culture. No Fame Games™ has become a reminder of why we do what we do: For the Love of the Games.

Behind The Scenes


Joshua Mackintosh

Athletic Director

Being one of the Founders, Josh finds continual gratitude being surrounded by the people of NFG. A former monastic in Asia who spent years cultivating skills & expertise as a Chef around the world, Josh brings bridge-building, creativity, and hype to the NFG Table. He translates why Highland Games is the thing you didn't know you needed in your business and life, and endeavors to bridge the gap between the wisdom of the old with the exuberance of the new.

Justin Gagne


'Moose' has been a staple to the NFG crew from it's inception. With years of experience in the medical tech field, Justin has brought his highly sought after managerial skills, advising, technical guidance, and professionalism to us pro-bono. More impressive is his time management, as aside from being a professional athlete, he is also an avid youth hockey and football coach in Maine.

Ken Gustavson


For decades Ken 'Kenny G' has supplied equipment for, athletic-directed, or been involved in almost all Highland Games throughout New England. Some would say HG wouldn't have continued in New England if it wasn't for Ken. The recipient of our 2022 NFG Support and Guidance Award, he has acted as Head Judge to our Pro Classes, Advisor, Counselor, and Supporter. Thank you Ken for all you have done, and all you do.

Sandy & Nick MacPhee

The Backend & GOAT

Due to a demanding work and home life, Sandy and Nick have decided to move on from managing at NFG. We honor both them as people and family as well as their instrumental work and sacrifice in helping NFG become and be a professional business that has positively impacted the masses. We love them and wish the MacPhee's the very very best always.

Jennifer Yarro

Head Honchess

As a fire Goddess and fiercely loving Mama-bear, Jenn brings her experience of having built three independent grass-roots businesses to international brand awareness. She focuses on the 'big-picture' of NFG's mission to be a leading presence of education, entertainment, and community building in the Highland Games arena!

Cassie Montague


Cassie is arguably - not to us tho - the nation's leading Highland Games photographer. NFG would not have the quality and caliber of promotion it does without her. Her eye, vision, angle-work, editing, experience, and style are incredibly unique and top-tier. Residing in Washington State, she is paid to travel to Games across the nation. Hire her immediately!

John Karlin


As an engineer, former oil-rig worker & naval officer, John's technical skillset is matched only by his immense heart, kindness, and fun quirkiness that we all love. A devout family man, great thrower, and person, John is the next generation HG equipment specialist of New England and we are blessed to have him here.

Eric Langlais


Codename 'Calves', Eric is one of the founders and originators of NFG. By night he is integral to Methuen, MA's water. And from the very get-go he has been the heart and behind-the-scenes facilitator in networking, sponsorships, team connectivity, group dynamics, and most importantly ensuring everyone is having a damn good time.

Eric Dawson

Team Highlander

Owner / Operator of Titan Barbell in Stoneham, MA, Eric is probably the current strongest man in New England. Aside from his professional strongman prowess, he is an immensely intelligent, moral, dependable, and kind person. His immaculate character and professionalism pervade everything he does, and for us we are blessed that he acts as an advisor and also Judges our Team Highlander competition.

Ryan Mrozek

Thicc & Handsome

An OG King of NFG who, when paired with Gabagool is one of our group's unstoppable forces. When he's not throwing bombs, he assists with sponsorships, networking, and spreading the NFG gospel. Moreover, if you need insurance, and real estate advice, he is the guy!

David Swanson


David 'The Baron' Swanson is the owner/operator of Alpha Iron Press, which works with people and companies to design and hand screenprint the shirts and swag of dreams. Based out of Austin Texas, Dave has been with us from the get go and is the main reason why people know the NFG brand: our design, logos, and iconic high-quality shirts.

Jarrett McPhee


Co-Founder of Clan Shenanigans, Jarrett is not only an avid historic stonelifter, highland gamer, and strength enthusiast, he is an amazing graphic designer. Jarrett helps with the stonelifting, volunteering, general welfare of NFG, and keeping everyone's experience on the field entertaining.

Tony Trapanese


One of the OG Kings of NFG, Tony "Three Throws" is known for dropping bombs, keeping order, and working with his hands. A chemical/metallic/plating technician by trade, Tony owns and operates Husky Seal & Stripe, LLC which handles all your asphalt needs. Problems just 'disappear' whenever the Trapanese's are around.

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