Heavy Athletics

Heavy Athletics


This year's IHGF All-American Amateur Highland Games Championships (http://www.worldheavyevents.com/) is a qualifier for the IHGF Amateur Highland Games World Championships, and will take place at the McPherson Scottish Festival and Highland Games in McPherson, Kansas, on 26-27 September 2015, IHGF president Francis Brebner told IronMind today.

“Ten top amateur American athletes will compete in eight traditional Highland Games throwing events, and the winner will go forward to represent his country in the IHGF Amateur Highland Games World Championships, to be held in Fefor, Norway in 2016,” said Brebner.

Full Press Release  

Francis Brebner, of Peterhead, Scotland, storied Highland Games athlete and World Highland Games Champion, will act as official announcer, explaining the unique Highland competitions and introducing the athletes. More than 50 top-flight male and female Highland athletes from across the country are expected.

Nine events of strength and skill include the telephone pole-like caber toss, the sheaf toss, stone and hammer throws, weights for distance, and weight over the bar. 

Information on the athletic events is available from Athletic Director Dave Glasgow, at 620.222.1981 orathletic@macfestival.org.

Events for 2015

Caber Toss - Weight over Bar - Heavy Hammer - Light Hammer - Heavy Weight for Distance
Light Weight for Distance - Braemar Stone - Open Stone - Sheaf Toss

Saturday Classes

IHGF NA Championship (Invitational) Men - <200 - Men’s B - Men's C

Sunday Classes

Women’s Open - Men’s A - Master’s 40-49 - Masters 50+ - Master’s Women

2015 Entry Form


07-242 042

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