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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7 groups of very strong kilted men and women make for a great day of competition! Categories include:
Open Stone Throw
Weight over Bar
The most spectacular of them all -- the legendary Caber Toss – ‘ye casting of the bar’
We encourage all beginners (novices) who would like to learn to throw to be on the field at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the Games for a one hour clinic. No kilts are required for the clinic. Only registered Novices will be throwing from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. It is best to get your Registration in early as space is limited.
Men’s Amateur A
Men’s Amateur B
Men’s Masters – Age 40-49
Men’s Masters – Age 50+
Women’s Masters – Age 40+
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Visit our booth May 6th at the Savannah Scottish Games and stop by our Savannah HD® dealership, which is just a short ride away from Statesboro, Macon, and Hinesville, Georgia!
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