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:
• "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."
•"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|