Mike Zolkewicz Leads at Loon Mountain Highlander Games

Mike Zolkewicz had a big day at the Loon Mountain (New Hampshire) Highlander Games today, narrowly missing a new world record in the 56-lb. weight for height.

Reporting from the field, top competitor David Barron told IronMind that when Mike Zolkewicz won with a throw of 16’ 6” he “clears it by two feet.   Three attempts at a new world record of 18’ 10”, and puts the weight on top of the bar.  Could not have been closer.”

Hans Lolkema was second and Barron was third in the 56-lb. weight for height.

“Hans Lolkema mastered a huge caber for the win,” Barron reported, after picking up second place himself.  Gerard Benderoth was third, “with a standing turn of the 19-ft. 140-lb. log.  Dan Ford won the 508-lb. Loon stone walk."

Unofficially, here are the overall places after the first day of competition:

1. Mike Zolkewicz
2. Hans Lolkema
3. Dan Ford
4. David Barron
5. Gerard Benderoth
6. Sam McMahon
7. Jim Glassman
8. Aaron Neighbour/Sam Grammer

The action continues tomorrow with "the Husafell Stone, stone press, McGlashedn stones and caber for distance,” said Barron.

Stay tuned for more from the Loon Mountain Highlander Games and you can also catch live updates on the IronMind® Twitter page.

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