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Decatur Highland Games 

Heavy Events

October 7th, 2017

11:30 a.m. - Riverside Park

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The Top 15 Men and Top 15 Women were selected to compete:

Qualification Day was held on August 27th, 2017

Riverside Center Grounds

Qualification Requirements Were:

  • Athletes are required to submit a Decatur Highlands Game Registration Form and Insurance Liability Waiver prior to the start of Qualification Day.
  • The cost of the Decatur Highland Games Competition is $40.00.  A $10.00 non-refundable payment is due on Qualification Day. Qualifiers will have this $10.00 count towards your overall cost.
Two or Three Qualifications Events Depending on Total Number or Athletes:
Stone Put
Weight For Distance
Hammer Throw

*potential to reduce - to two events depending on the total number of  athletes on qualification day.

  • Each athlete will receive 2 throws and the best attempt scores
  • Low Score Wins – Best- 1st gets 1 point, 2nd gets 2 points, 3rd gets 3 points
  • Top 15 men and top 15 move on to game day athletes
  • We will have 2 men and 2 women athletes as alternates

Check here now for all the updated stats!
Men's Full Qualification - PDF

Women's Full Qualification - PDF

Men's Qualification - Top 15 - PDF

Men’s and Women's Events – Traditional Scottish Highland Heavy Events

DHG's Official Weights

Weight for Height - 30.50 lbs (M)/16 lbs (W)

Weight for Distance - 16.35 lbs (M) 10 lbs (W)

Putting the Stone - 14.10 lbs (M) 8 lbs (W)

Hammer Throw - 18.95 lbs (M) 12 lbs (W)

Caber Toss (Men Event Only) - TBD

Medals and Awards

$200 for Gold and game day pin and plaque

$150 For Silver and game day pin and plaque

$100 For Bronze and game day pin and plaque

Contestants will receive a patch for qualifying


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Riverside Park

231 East Monroe Street

Decatur, IN 46733

Emily Knickrehm

October 7th, 2017

Sat: 11:30 a.m. 

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