Heavy Weight Championship
Due to the tight space and time constraints, athletes without any prior Heavy Events experience cannot be permitted to compete. Competitors are selected by the coordinators of the event
Australian Highland Heavy Weight Championship competitors
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|The Stone Put: TJ Mac Excavations-Sydney|
|Hammer Throw: TJ Mac Excavations-Sydney|
|Weight for Distance: Bing Lee-Bowral|
|Weight for Height: Allan Mackay Autos-Moss Vale|
|Heavy Caber: Peter Rocca Bundanoon|
Australian Highland Heavy Weight Championship competitors
This was an outstanding field of heavy weight competitors, so the competition was fierce
5 Events ONE Champion
After a very close fought event it came down to the final challenge Weight over the Bar, it all hinged on this to select a final winner
Australian Highland Heavy Weight Championships
Dr.Lance Holland-Keen NSW
Competing in Strongman and Highland Games since 2008.
2 x Master Australia’s Most Powerful Man
Competed in NZ, Germany, Scotland, Iceland and the USA.
2 x 6th and one 11th place in Masters World Championships Highland Games 2x4th place Oceania championships in NZ.
Runner up in North Island Champs NZ, Paeroa 2020 in February.
Previous runner up in both East Coast Heavy Events and the Australian Heavy Events championships.
Scott Martin Vic Two time Olympic Representative : Beijing 2008 – Shot Put, London 2012- Discus Commonwealth Games 2006, Gold Discus, Bronze Shot Put Bundanoon Heavy Weight Championship: 2nd place Bundanoon 2019, 1st place Bundanoon 2017 Oceania Highland Games Championship: 1st place 2014
Kurt Livens NSW Lives in the Hunter Valley NSW have been competing in Highland games for 5 years both here in Australia and New Zealand. My favourite event is Caber. I missed last year at Bundanoon due to injury. My recent competition achievements include; 1st Illawarra Highland gathering 2019 2nd Canberra Highland games 2019, 2nd National Highlander Games at Satire Estate Hunter Valley 2019. 6th Oceanic Championship in Hororata New Zealand 2019, 3rd East Coast Highland games Championship 2019 2nd Aberdeen Highland games Australian brick throwing champion 3 years running
Terry Sparkes QLD East Coast and Hororata Champion Still new to the sport but so far: East Coast heavy events champion Hororata Highland games champ – Oceania champ Australian power lifting champ 140kg div 3x Qld power lifting champ
Morgan Westmoreland: Born in The Northern Territory now calling Geelong Victoria home. Australian Highland Games Champion 2012 World Highland Games Championship Am Germany 2013 6 Australian domestic Heavy Events competition wins 1 International Heavy Event Competition win Competed for 10 years as a heavyweight now competing at the international Lightweight under 200lbs, building for a hopeful Lightweight World Championship in 2021.
Rob Melin SA. Sweden via SA
ex Swedish athletics team member
Craig Manson NZ
Craig recently won North Island Heavy Events in Paeroa NZ and is previous 2 times champion at Bundanoon
Stone Put This event resembles the modern day shot-put but with a 16-18lb (7-8kg) stone picked from a local river. The throw takes place from behind the “trig” or toe board and is thrown for distance. There are several different throwing styles that can be used including the glide or spin. The throw is recorded by measuring the distance from the back of the trig to the mark the stone makes when it hits the ground. Each competitor is allowed three attempts with the best throw being recorded for the final score.
56-pound (25kg) Weight for Height In this back breaking event, the athlete tosses a 56lb(25kg) weight over a cross bar. The weight is tossed with one hand only from a standing position and the athlete is allowed three tries at each height. The bar is raised until only one athlete remains. Top professional athletes can toss the 56lb (25kg) weight over a bar 18 feet (5 metres) off the ground!
Caber Toss The Caber toss is considered the signature event of the Heavy Events. The Caber is generally log measuring about 20 feet (6 metres) long and weighing approximately 150lbs (68kg)
The caber is stood on its end, the athlete shoulders the Caber cupping the small end in his two hands. Once the Caber is balanced, the athlete runs and stops suddenly and while the larger top of the Caber is tipping forward, the athlete pulls upward on the small end with all his might, flipping it end over end. A judge runs behind the athlete and calls the score as though looking at an imaginary clock, with a perfect toss being 12:00 with the small end of the Caber facing directly away from the athlete, who is standing at the 6:00 position.
Hammer Throw. The Scottish Hammer is a spherical, metal ball weighing 16 or 22lbs (7-10kg) that is fastened to the end of a wooden handle and is thrown for distance. The athlete has his back facing in the direction of the throw. He is not permitted to spin, and anchors his feet to the ground using long blades fixed to the bottom of his boots. This allows him to stay grounded against the tremendous forces from the hammer swinging around his head at high speed. He winds the Hammer around his head as fast as possible and releases it at its maximum speed. Top professional athletes can throw the 22lb (10kg) hammer over 115 feet (35 metres)
28-Pound (13kg) Weight Throw: This event involves throwing a 28lb (13kg) metal block fixed to a chain and handle with one hand for distance. The athlete must throw from behind the trig. The athlete spins twice and releases the weight at its maximum speed. Top professional athletes can throw the 28lb (13kg) weight over 82 feet (25 metres)
Performed by member of the Tartan Warriors. Competitors are selected by invitation only.