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Weight for Distance

Athlete competing in the Weight for Distance event

This is where the blacksmiths weights come to use. Weight for distance is a weighted ball and chain measuring no more than 18” from handle to ball.

The competitor holding onto the weight with one hand uses a spinning motion inside of a rectangular box called a trig to gain momentum and throws the weight for maximum distance.

This event is split up into two events using both a heavyweight and lightweight implement.

Weights

Heavyweight for Distance

  • 21lbs – Women’s Masters (40yrs old+)
  • 28lbs – Women’s Amateur and Professional
  • 42lbs – Men’s Masters (40yrs old+) and Men’s Lightweight (-200lbs)
  • 56lbs – Men’s Amateur and Professional

Lightweight for Distance

  • 14lbs – Women’s Masters (40yrs old+)
  • 14lbs – Women’s Amateur and Professional
  • 28lbs – Men’s Masters (40yrs old+) and Men’s Lightweight (-200lbs)
  • 28lbs – Men’s Amateur and Professional

Field Record

Heavyweight for Distance

  • Professional Men(56lb): 48’2” Matt Vincent – 2015
  • Elite Women(28lb): 50’11.75” Adriane Wilson – 2013
  • Amateur Men(56lb): 38’7” Damien Fisher – 2015
  • Amateur Women(28lb): 40’7” Kate Burton – 2012
  • Men’s Master 40+(42lb): 43’10” Eric Wechter – 2011
  • Men’s Master 50+(42lb): 39’0.5” Jay O’Neill – 2014
  • Women’s Master(21lb): 37’9” Karyn Dallimore – 2014

Lightweight for Distance

  • Professional Men(28lb): 92’2.5” Matt Vincent – 2015
  • Elite Women(14lb): 84’10.75” Kate Burton – 2015
  • Amateur Men(28lb): 73’1” Greg Bell – 2015
  • Amateur Women(14lb): 76’5” Kate Burton – 2012
  • Men’s Master 40+(28lb): 63’6.5” Delore Lakusta – 2015
  • Men’s Master 50+(28lb): 57’4.5” Jay O’Neill – 2014
  • Women’s Master(14lb): 51’3” Holly Goldthorp – 2015

May 21st, 22nd & 23rd 2016