If you are an athlete or are interested in participating in the athletic competition at the Southeast Florida Scottish Festival And Highland Games please download the application here SASSF-Athletics entry 2018.pdf. If there are questions that the form does not address contact Nigel MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SASSF Heavy Athletic competitions are conducted under the auspices of the Scottish American Athletic Association. Prospective athletics may also wish to familiarize themselves with information found at the North American Scottish Games Athletic site.
Throwing the weight
The weight is made from iron and is spherical or box shaped with a chain and ring attached. The total length is 18 inches and the weight is either 28 lbs. (2 stones) or 56 lbs. (half a hundredweight). The stone and the hundredweight are standard British weight measurements. The weight is thrown with one hand for distance from behind a marker or trig and the best of three throws is counted.
Throwing the hammer
The hammer head is a 16 or 22 pound iron ball on the end of a cane shaft, measuring 4 feet 2 inches overall. The hammer is thrown from behind a trig and the athlete is allowed to count the best of three throws.
Tossing the Sheaf
A 16 lb. sheaf of hay, enclosed in a jute sack is tossed over a bar with a pitchfork. The bar is raised in steady increments until all but one competitor is eliminated. Each athlete receives three tries at each height.