Heavyweight Field Events 2018-01-16T01:03:40+00:00
Heavyweight Field Events

Heavyweight Field Events

Commencing at 9.30am

The Heavyweight Athletic Field Event is always a crowd pleaser. See the big men lifting the weights and tossing the caber.

Highland Games have evolved from when ancient Clan Chiefs would organise contests to find the strongest men for their bodyguards, the fastest for couriers and the fittest for their armies. As a sporting event, the contests were a way in which rival clans could compete with each other without resorting to the bloodshed of battle.

The event takes on an International flavour with four overseas competitors confirmed to participate. Australian Aaron Monk returns.

The competitors will vie for points from the seven traditional events:

  • 22lb Highland Stone,
  • Tossing the 14lb Sheaf
  • 16lb Caledonian Hammer
  • 22lb Heavy Hammer
  • 28lb Weight for Distance
  • Tossing the Caber
  • 56lb Weight for Height (Gaelic Deadweight)
  • 56lb Weight for Distance

The competition will be run under the rules of the Waipu Caledonian Society Inc, using some Waipu equipment and Judges.

In the event of more than ten entries registering, at the organiser’s discretion there may be an elimination event prior to the competition starting. Registration fees for those eliminated will be refunded.

Highland kilts and hose are to be worn during competition. Complimentary Tee Shirts are supplied.

We acknowledge and thank the Officials of the Waipu Caledonian Society for their help with this event.

Directline Freight 2018 HIGHLAND HEAVYWEIGHTS REGISTRATION FORM

2017 Official results

Day’s Events Aggregated Over 8 Events

1st Patrick Hellier NZ
2nd Craig Manson NZ
3rd Aaron Monks AU
4th Clive Hutcheon AU
5th Reuben de Jong NZ
6th Craig Reid AU
7th Gary Duffy NZ
8th Dave Geesaman NZ
9th Craig Walker NZ
10th Shane Smith NZ

Evening Teams’ Event ANZAC Caber Challenge

  • 1st Reuben de Jong NZ + Patrick Hellier NZ
  • 2nd Clive Hutcheon AU + Craig Reid AU

Farmers Walk

  • 1st Gary Duffy 240m
  • 2nd Reuben de Jong 207m
  • 3rd Patrick Hellier 175m