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Heavyweight Athlete sponsors

📁 Uncategorised 🕔18.July 2016
Heavyweight Athlete sponsors

There has been huge interest in the World Invitational Heavy Events Championships with local and national businesses keen to help the Halkirk Highland Games Association meet the additional costs in staging the event by sponsoring a heavyweight athlete.  Athletes were allocated by pulling names out of a hat in the Ulbster Arms Hotel, Halkirk. The Association is grateful to the following businesses:

JGC Engineering & Technical Services Ltd – sponsoring Matt Vincent, USA

Caithness Flagstone Ltd – sponsoring Dan McKim, USA & Sinclair Patience, Scotland

Norbloc Construction – sponsoring Luckasz Wenta, Poland

Dounreay – sponsoring Scott Rider, England

Loganair – sponsoring Sebastian Wenta, Poland

Wolfburn Single Malt Scotch Whisky – sponsoring Lorne Colthart, Scotland

Victor T Fraser & Co. – sponsoring Craig Sinclair, Scotland

Simpson Oils Ltd – sponsoring Jimmy Van de Walle, Belgium

Katoni Engineering – sponsoring Pieter Bouma, Holland

 

Additionally, the special sheaf toss challenge event (to be held immediately after the world championships) with £1,000 prize money is sponsored by The Caithness Collection, consisting of: Pentland Hotel, Thurso – Norseman Hotel, Wick & Castletown Hotel, by Thurso.

There is also a strongman event sponsored by D S MacGregor & Partners – called The Farmer’s Walk. The two Gerston stones, weighing 122kg each (nearly 20 stones) have to be lifted one in each hand and carried in a straight line until they are dropped.