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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SPONSORS:

Silver Sponsors:

Kent Joinery -Ingleburn
Heatherbrae’s Pies -Sutton Forest
Top Nutrition- NSW

BRONZE SPONSORS:

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

 

 

 

COMPETITORS FOR 2020

Tartan Warriors

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.

 

Weight for Height

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

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

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)

 

 

 

Weight for Distance

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.