In the world of the Bressuire Highland Games, everybody knows Wout ZILSTRA for his victories in the European Championships of 2003 and 2005.

And everybody remembers his performances:

  • 5 m for the keg over bar in Bressuire 2007
  • 5,72 m in the weight for height (world record in 2002)

2003 5

Remember the chronicle: "Highland Games story"

That's why he had to sign autographs...


Wout has also become the first coach of the new Bressuire team known as The BOCKERS.

And of course, he made the headlines in the blog : "Champion advice for the new Bressuire team"

Wout speaker

Wout, the Swiss knife of the Games

Wout can kill more than two birds with a stone: not only can the thrower be an efficient coach, he is also the president of the Dutch and Belgian federation.

And to top it all, he is the official speaker of the Highland Games where everybody knows his famous "Hoi! Hoi! Hoi!"

Give him a hammer, a caber or a microphone....

He'll know what to do with them.

Definitely, Wout is the Swiss knife of the Highland Games

That's more than unusual!

That's quite Zilstraordinary.

Their mentor, my stentor

Mac AlanAnd I hope that after coaching the Bockers, he can also coach the Bressuire speaker.

If he can be their mentor, he will be my stentor.

Alain CADU


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