Category Highland Games

2019 Listing of Highland Gamers & Classes

Highland Heavy Athletes

Athletic Director:  Christian Donovan

With over 60 competitors,  we are the largest heavy games in the state. We are proud to have such an awesome mix of men and women throwing this year:


2019 Listing of Highling Gamers and Classes

Come on out and cheer on your favorite Gamer…. or family member…. or neighbor… or whoever!

Wait list will be started after that.

2019 Finger Lakes Gamers

Adam Kellogg

Amber Taylor

Andrew Billie

Andrew Cleary

Andy Ward

Billy Burcume

Bonnie Hicks

Bryan Pandy

Chris Perrault

Chris Sickler

Christian Donovan

Christine O’Connell

Churck Livingston

Courtney McGuire

Curt Long

Cyle Livingston

Dave Brewer

Daven Brigham

Dominic Caselli

Drew Robertson Evens

Eli Kiener

Eric Hurlburt

Erin Jones

Erin Lynne

Haley Schroeder Gow

James Lamont

Jason McClinton

Jed Lamont

Jeff Sims

Jeff Smith

Jennifer Taylor

Jim Smith

John Cowden

John Jans

John Katalinas

Jordan Davis

Karen Snider

Kat Simon HumeMakuchowski

Kathryn Kendall

Katie Elizabeth

Kevin Truesdell

Kim Pagliarulo Lindner

Kimberly Harrison

Lacey Gardner

Laurel Smith

Lisa Smith

Marc Taylor

Matt Hand

Michael Watson

Mike Landrich

Nick Kahanic

Paul Helfenstein

Paul Knightly

Phebe Lamont

Randy Sylvester

Rob Thomas

Robert Monroe

Ron Harkins

Scott Fike

Sean McCoy

Terri James

Terry Sylveter

Tim Lullally

Todd Harris


Laurel Smith

Karen Snider

Kimberly Harrison

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Highland Games

The first record of these games was in the 12th Century A.D. in the Irish Book of Leinster. However, we know they go back much further, and may be the oldest continuing athletic games in the world. Early games were part of ceremonies,fairs, feasts and funerals. The roots of these games were developed to test agility and strength. The items used today have evolved from things available to the earliest Scotsman.

There are 9 events in the Heavy games:

Caber Toss:
This is the Signature, most identifiable and dramatic event in the games. The Caber is straight log, similar to a telephone pole. It varies in length (16’-22’) and weight (90# to 210#) depending on event and class. The object is to lift, balance, run, and toss or flip it end over end so that it lands and then falls at a perfect “12 O’clock” position in front of the Athlete. Caber is Gaelic for “Tree”!

Heavy and Light Weight for Distance:
A block, weighing 56#/28#, attached to a ring and chain, is thrown 3 times only the longest throw counts! The weights for these events are measured in “Stones”, 1 Stone = 14 pounds!

Braemar Toss:
Braemar stone is 20#-28# and is thrown from a standing ppsition. with the feet remaining planted.

The Clachneart Toss:
Also known as the “Open Stone”, the Clachneart,  is a 16# smooth, round river stone. It is thrown with a spin like the modern Shotput.

Hammer Toss, Heavy and Light:
Feet must remain planted while seeing who can throw the Hammer the furthest. A Scottish hammer has a 4’+/- handle with a 16# or 22# lead ball or the end.

Weight Toss for Height:
Same 56# weight as the Heavy Weight for Distance is used for this.  The distance thrown is one handed, backward vertically over a bar for height! Bar is raised till no one can make it over without hitting the bar. You’re allowed 3 attempts per height or till eliminated.

Sheaf Toss:
Similar to the weight toss for height in the cross bar is raised till no one can make it over without hitting the bar. You are allowed 3 attempts per height or till eliminated. However, in this event a Pitchfork is used to toss a burlap bag filled with a 18#-20# “Sheaf” of hay over the cross bar.

             2019 List of participating Highland Gamers 

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