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Athletic Competition

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7 groups of very strong kilted men and women make for a great day of competition! Categories include:

 

  • Caber Toss

  • Sheaf Toss

  • Hammer Throw

  • Open Stone Throw

  • Weight over Bar

  • Braemar Stone

 

The most spectacular of them all -- the legendary Caber Toss – ‘ye casting of the bar’

Heavy athletics originated in the Scottish Highlands where warriors kept in shape between battles by competing among themselves using everyday implements.  A stone, a blacksmith’s hammer, and a tree trunk (caber) all became tools for building strength for battle.

 

When the English forbid any Scotsman to bear arms these alternatives to traditional weapons were used to select the finest athletes for war.  Clan warriors competed to demonstrate their relative strength so it is fitting that clan tents line the athletic field.  

Join us this year and challenge other kilt-donning athletes from Georgia, the Carolinas, Florida and beyond!

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DIVISIONS:

Men’s Amateur A
Men’s Amateur B
Men’s Masters – Age 40-49
Men’s Masters – Age 50+
Men’s Novice 
Women’s Open
Women’s Masters – Age 40+

EVENTS:

Turning of the Caber / The Caber Toss
Tossing the Sheaf (16 lbs)
Clach Neart or “Stone of Strength” (16 lb stone)
22 lb Hammer Throw
28 Weight Throw
56 lb Weight Throw
56 lb Weight Toss for Height

For information:  Jason McFarland - athletics@savannahscottishgames.com

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