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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.


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