It’s All Wenta at the Blackford Highland Games

The brothers Sebastian and Lucas Wenta finished in a dead heat at Scotland’s Blackford Highland Games, edging out Scott Rider by two points—IronMind has a contest report by IHGF president Francis Brebner.

2013 Blackford Highland Games
 Francis Brebner, President, IHGF
The Blackford Highland Games contested in Scotland this past weekend had glorious sun and a nice cooling breeze, attracting more than 3000 spectators who had come to watch eleven top heavies battle it out in seven events.  Athletes who shared top billing were Scotland’s Craig Sinclair and Grant Sinclair, Bruce Robb, Stuart Anderson, and Sinclair Patience; England’s Scott Rider; and Poland’s Sebastian Wenta and Lucasz Wenta.
In the opening event with the 16-lb. shot, L. Wenta won with an impressive putt of 58’ 3” over Rider, who placed second with 55’ 11”, with S. Wenta in third at 53’ 7” and Patience in fourth with 49’ 7”.
The 22-lb. shot was a close event between the top two, with L. Wenta pulling out the winning putt of 49” and Rider mere inches behind at 48’ 10”.  S. Wenta took third at 47’ 7”and Patience fourth with a very respectable 42’ 9”.
The 28-lb. weight for distance was for the British Championships, and it was another close match, with the top three athletes going at it round after round.  S. Wenta secured the win with a throw of 82’ 10”, which he pulled out on his last attempt to jump from third to first place. Second was Rider at 82’ 5”, third Patience at 80’ 8”, and fourth L. Wenta at 79’ 2”.
The 16-lb. hammer was a clear win for C. Sinclair, with a throw of 134’ 10”.  Second place was L. Wenta at 129’ 8”, third Patience at 127’ 4”, and fourth S. Wenta at 125”.
In the 22-lb. hammer, C. Sinclair was in a realm of his own, winning with a majestic throw of 116’ 3”.  Second was S. Wenta at 105’ 11”, third L. Wenta at 104’ 11”, and fourth Rider at 102’ 9”.
The caber toss ended in a tie between Rider, S. Wenta, and Robb, who all produced perfect 12 o’clock throws.  Fourth equal were C. Sinclair and L. Wenta at 12:02.
The 56-lb. weight over the bar witnessed another great competition between Rider, S. Wenta and L. Wenta, all tying at a height of 15’.  Fourth place was a tie between C. Sinclair and Patience at 14’.
Final points

1. S. Wenta and L. Wenta (tie) 32.0
3. Scott Rider 30.0
4. Craig Sinclair 21.0
5. Sinclair Patience  17.5
6. Bruce Robb  13.5


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