FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Pro - Meagan McKee
Masters 40+ - Melissa Griffith
Masters 50+ - Mona Malec
Masters 60+ - Cindy Jackson
A - Christena Georgas-Burns
B/Open - Shan Chen
Lightweight - Lis Ernst
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
Masters 40+ - Andrew Hobson
Masters 50+ - Rory McKeown
Masters 60+ - Richard Campbell
A - Jesse Bethke
B - Richard MacAndrew
C - Barry Couch
Lightweight - Joseph Phelan
Pro - Aaron Castle
Team - Aston & Longworthy
Elite Lightweight - Nicholas MacPhee
The objective is to toss the weight up and over a cross bar. The weight has a ring handle attached so that, using only one hand, the weight may be swung between the knees and tossed over the bar
The weight may also be thrown using a spin technique if allowed by the Athletic Director. Three attempts are allowed at each height. If there are three misses at a height, the competitor is out of the competition.
A ring or "D" shaped handle is attached to the weight by a chain for an overall length of 18”.
The weight is thrown one-handed from behind a trig (foot barrier) with a 9’ run-up allowed.
Athletes are allowed three attempts.
Any style may be used, with the most efficient being to spin like a discus thrower.
The original hammer used in Scotland was the one used by the men in quarries mining granite. In America, initially it was the heavy, long-handled blacksmith's hammer
Today the hammerhead is round and made of metal. The handle is made of cane (or PVC pipe) with an overall length of 50" This event inspired the Olympic hammer.
The Braemar Stone Put has an ancient and easy to identify history. It was common practice for early Highland Chieftains to have a large stone outside their gatepost and challenges of strength and endurance were easily made to a visiting clan and its “heavy” warriors.
There is also an open stone event that allows movement in the throwing area similar to the Olympic shot put.
The tossing of the caber (pole, rafter or tree) is probably the most famous of the Scottish athletic events.
One of the most traditional - dating from the 16th century - it may have begun as a method to breach fortifications and barriers.
The caber is thrown for accuracy as if the thrower is facing the 12:00 position on a clock face. The caber must pass through 90 degrees and fall away from the athlete to be considered a turn.
The sheaf is a burlap bag stuffed with rope, straw, or mulch. It is tossed over a cross bar with a pitch fork.
Folks with ether three or two tines are allowed for the competition. Three attempts are allowed at each height.
If there are three misses at a height, the competitor is out of the competition.
In conjunction with Arizona Armfighters there will be an arm wrestling
competition on Saturday March 4 - KILTS ENCOURAGED
Register online at the link below.
(Online registration required for entry to the of the blind draw for prizes)
$15 for one arm - $25 for two - online registration
$20 for one arm - $30 for two - day of event (cash only)
Schedule for 03/04/23
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. weigh ins and last minute registration
1:00 p.m. Brackets announced and competitor’s meeting.
1:15 p.m. the Tournament will begin.
4:00 p.m. Championships matches.
5:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony.
5:30 p.m. After Party
Weight Classes for both Mens Pro/Amateur
0-175; 176-210; 210-242;242+
(Dependent on numbers of participants; brackets will be split according)
First Timers (Never competed in an Arm Wrestling event before)
Tournament will be a standard double elimination. Awards for the winners of each bracket with a twist. For those who register online, we will be creating 4-5 blind draw teams for overall cash & prizes.
How it will work
The competitors will be divided into categories of weight & skill. Each name being placed in a bucket that is according to their skill/weight. A blind draw will pull one name from each category until 4-5 teams are evenly formed.
From that point, each win and where each player places in their bracket will be worth a set amount of points. All points will be tallied at the end and the team with the most points will win a cash pot.
We are looking for local businesses to sponsor each team & get involved with the festivities. If you would be interested in being a part of that or know someone who would, please reach out.
Saturday March 4th
0900 – 1100: Weigh-INS
12:00 to 14:00: Official Tournament
Sunday March 5th:
Expositions and Demos (free to all in attendance)
Phoenix Scottish Games at Gilbert Regional Park
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