Lucas Wenta Wins the Blairgowrie Highland Games

With no rest, the Scottish Highland Games circuit followed the Royal Braemar Games with more  throwing, as Lucas Wenta took the title at the Blairgowrie Highland Games.

2011 Blairgowrie Highland Games
by Francis Brebner

Blairgowrie Highland Games held the day after the Royal Braemar games in Scotland witnessed another battle between top heavy athletes Lucas Wenta , Lorne Coltart, Bruce Robb and America’s Rusty Price rekindled once again.

First event with the 16-lb. shot was won comfortably by Poland’ Lucas Wenta with a putt of 56’, second place was the very talented up-and-coming athlete in the sport, Lorne Coltart  with 49’ 1”, and third place was Rusty Price with 48’2”.

The 22-lb. shot was to be Wenta’s second win with a awesome put 46’ 7”; second place was Rusty Price with 42’ 8”, and third place was Lorne Coltart just inches behind with 42’ 6”.

In the 16-lb. hammer it was Lorne Coltart that won marginally over Wenta with a throw of 129’ 10”.  Second place was Lucas Wenta with 128’ 7” and in third place was Price with 123’ 7”.

The following event, the 22-lb. hammer, witnessed Coltart and Price going head to head, with Price this time coming out on top with a winning throw of 103’ 10”.  Second place was Coltart with 103’5” and third place was Wenta with 101’8”.

The 28-lb. weight for distance saw Bruce Robb come alive with a winning throw of 76’; second place was Price with 75’ 2”, third was Coltart with 73’6”.

In the 56-lb. weight for distance, again Robb claimed his second win with a throw of 37’11” ; second place was Price with 37’8” and third was Stuart Anderson 35’ 9”.
The caber event was won by Wenta; Robb was second and Colthart was third.

The final event was the 56-lb. weight over the bar and it was won by by Lucas Wenta with a height of 15’; second equal were Price and Robb at a height of 14’6”.

Overall points:

1. Lucas Wenta 63.0
2. Rusty Price 60.5
3. Bruce Robb 57.5
4. Lorne Coltart 56.0


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