Weight for distance
There are two events in the weights for distance. A heavier weight is thrown in the first competition, and a lighter weight is thrown in the second. Open Pros and Amateurs throw a 56 lb. then a 28 lb. weight; Masters throw a 42 lb. then a 28 lb. weight, and the Women throw a 28 lb. then a 14 lb. weight. The athlete spins to gain momentum on the weight, and hurls it as far as possible while maintaining control behind the trig. Measurement, again, is to where the weight hits the ground, and the rules are the same for all.
Weight for height
In this event, the athlete, using only one hand, attempts to heave the weight up and over a horizontal bar. The Open Pros and Amateurs throw a 56 lb. weight; Masters usually throw a 42 lb. weight, and Women in most cases throw a 28 lb. weight. The throw is good (even if the bar is struck by the weight) as long as the weight goes over. As in the sheaf, success in even one attempt means you move on to the next height - failing in all three attempts at a height and the competitor is eliminated. Highest tosser wins, and in a tie the one with fewest misses is the victor.
The Open Professional event takes place Saturday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the infield.
The Masters compete on Friday, Aug. 3, from 1-6 p.m. on the infield.
The Women compete on Friday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the infield.
The Amateurs compete Friday, Aug. 3, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the south infield.
On Saturday, Aug. 4, the intermediate heavyweights compete on the north infield at 8 a.m. This is for teenagers age 1317, boys and girls.
ABOVE, WEIGHT FOR DISTANCE. AT LEFT, CABER TOSS. AT RIGHT, SHEAF TOSS