This year at the Sitka Seafood Festival on August 11th there will be Scottish Highland/Island Games Heavy Throwing Competition held at the Sheldon Jackson parade field from 3:00-9:00PM. The competition will consist of the following events.
Mens: 16lb stone throw, 56lb Weight for distance, 28lb Weight for distance, 16lb hammer toss, 22lb Hammer toss, 56lb Weight for Height, Caber Toss, 16lb Sheaf Toss
Womens: 8lb stone throw, 28lb Weight for distance, 14lb Weight for distance, 12lb hammer toss, 28lb Weight for Height, Caber Toss, 12lb Sheaf Toss
Wearing of a Kilt during competition is required - It is a Scottish event after all! Loaners may be available
Each competitor is awarded points correlating to the place they rank in each of the 8 events. The competitor with the least amount of points at the end of all 8 events is the winner of the competition and will win a trophy
Practices will be held throughout the summer for those interested in competing. Attending a practice is highly encouraged due to the danger of some of the events.
Rules for the events can be found here.
A waiver is required for participation in the August Competition and an entry fee to pay for T-shirt, costs and insurance will be required.
Anyone interested in competing and/or would like to attend practice should contact James Gibson at JGibson73@gmail.com
Hope to hear from you!
Examples of events:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmR2yj6D ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ruh6KGe ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxp-hv-q ... re=related