The Caber Toss is a traditional Celtic athletic event in which competitors toss a large, tapered pole called a ‘Caber.’ The pole ranges in length from 16 – 22 feet and in weight from 70 – 180 pounds! The primary objective is to toss the caber so that it turns end over end, falling away from the tosser. Ideally, it should call directly away from the toss in the 12 o’clock position. The distance thrown is unimportant.
The sheaf toss is a traditional Celtic agricultural sport event originally contested at county fairs. A pitchfork is used to hurl a burlap bag stuffed with straw over a horizontal bar above the competitor’s head. Typical weight for the bag ranges from 16 – 20 pounds. Three chances are given to each competitor to cleanly go over the bar, without touching it. After all challengers have made their attempts, the bar is raised and all successful competitors move on to the new height. This continues until all but one athlete is eliminated.
Weight for Distance (fireman edition)
The weight for distance event (fireman edition) is a variation on the weight throw, a traditional Celtic athletic event. Competitors will attempt to heave a 28 pound stone as far as they can using any technique they choose. Three chances are given to each competitor. The longest throw wins.
Weight for Height (fireman edition)
The weight for height (fireman edition) is a variation on the weight over the bar, a traditional Celtic athletic event. The competitors will attempt to toss a 28 pound stone over a horizontal bar. Each competitor is allowed three attempts at each height. Successful clearance of the height allows the athlete to advance into the next round at a greater height. This continues until all but one athlete is eliminated.
Tug of War
Tug of War is a common game in any team strength competition