Gregor Edmunds Wins Highlander Challenge World Championships

by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. | ©2014 IronMind

Gregor Edmunds took top honors at the Highlander Challenge World Championships held at Glenarm Castle in Northern Ireland this past weekend.

The Highlander Challenge is a hybrid that draws events from both the traditional Highland Games and from strongman, a concept developed by Douglas Edmunds he retired from organizing strongman/strongman contests.

“Gregor Edmunds wins his first Highlander Challenge World Championship in style—beating title holder and arch rival Sebastian Wenta,” Linda Edmunds told IronMind, as she summarized the results:

Day 1

• "Hammer won by Gregor Edmunds with a throw of 128 ft. 3in.
• Stone Putt won by Scott rider with a throw of 57 ft. 9 in.
• 56-lb. Weight for Height Mike Zolkiewicz tied with Gregor Edmunds with a throw of 15 ft. 6 in.
• Caber won by Gregor Edmunds

The competition had to be curtailed at this point due to adverse weather conditions."

Day 2

•"Rock Lift: 4 stones by Vytautas Lalas in 24.35 secs
• 28-lb. Weight for Distance : won by Gregor Edmunds with a throw of 86ft 1 1/2 ins
• Caber for distance: won by Scott Rider
• Pole Push: Gregor Edmunds eventually won through and defeated Sebastin in the final bout.
• Sheaf Pitch: Mike Zolkiewicz with a toss of 29 ft."

Here are the overall points, officially:

1. Gregor Edmunds (Scotland) 84.5
2. Sebastian Wenta (Poland) 66.5
3. Scott Rider (England) 65.5
4. Mike Zolkiewicz (USA) 64.0
5. Hans Lolkema (Holland) 47.5
Neil Elliot (Scotland) 47.5
7. Oskars Brugemanis (Latvia) 36.0
8. Vytautas Lalas (Lithuania) 33.5
9. Gary Hagen (Scotland) 25.5
10. Jonathan Kelly (Ireland) 24.5


The IronMind Forum: discuss this article, talk strength, get help with your training. 

You can also follow IronMind on Twitter.

Captains of Crush® Hand Grippers

The gold standard of grippers
This is the gripper that changed the world: 11 strengths.

Left-Turn Grippers

Left_Turn Gripper_news1
A new twist on grippers
If you think your left hand has gotten short shrift, meet IronMind's Left-Turn grippers.

Zenith: The Digital Fitness Gripper

New IronMind, the Zenith Gripper:
Bold looks, a different feelng and a new way to train for strong and healthy hands.


A new way to squat, dip, chin
ALight is all alluminum with no welds, nuts or bolts featuring beautifully crafted parts and portability on par with a bag of golf clubs.


SUPER SQUATS: How to Gain 30 Pounds of Muscle in 6 Weeks

A classic
The defnitive book on 20-rep squats, the mother of all bulk and power routines.

MILO®: A Journal for Serious Strength Athletes 
Universal power broker
We deal in kilos and meters, pounds and feet.

Strong-Enough™ Lifting Straps

IronMind: Strong-Enough Lifting Straps: Most popular" at WSM.  Proven daily by the world's strongest men.
Most popular" at WSM
Proven daily by the world's strongest men.

Expand-Your-Hand Bands

Say goodbye to tennis elbow
Prevent, eliminate or reduce tennis elbow and associated pains.  Simple, fun and effective.

IronMind: Tools of the Trade for Serious Strength Athletes . . . home of Captains of Crush Grippers, MILO, SUPER SQUATS, Just Protein, the Rolling Thunder, Mastery of Hand Strength . . .

Check out our Resource Pages for more information on grip training; Olympic-style weightlifting and weight training; and strongman and World's Strongest Man.