08 avril 2015

Bressuire IHGF Worlds: Highland Games with a French touch

Ici, ici, c'est les Highlands" "Here we are in the Highlands!" That could be the spectators' slogan for the IHGF World Championship on June 13,14 in Bressuire, France. And everybody must admit that, in the old castle, Bressuire just looks like Scotland Bressuire Highlights And if you don't know the Highland Games in Bressuire, just click on this video by Gavin ANDERSON.It just shows the highlights of the Games in 2009 and 2010 "Ici, Ici, c'est les Highlands!". Here we are in the Highlands Bressuire just looks like... [Lire la suite]

05 avril 2015

The 12 champions: 8-Pieter-Karst BOUMA

"I  am a dairy farmer in the North of the Netherlands, Friesland. I live near the Dutch legend Wout ZILJSTRA who introduced me into the games! Before I started with highlandgames, I played some soccer, did ice-skating and started strongman a few years before I started Highlandgames. This mail, of course, comes from Pieter-Karst BOUMA who will be one of the twelve throwers competing in the IHGF Worlds in Bressuire Boom Boom BOUMA's biography:   BOUMA Pieter Karst Dutsch Age: 32 Height: 1.96 Weight: 116 kg ... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2015

Flashback: the 2013 IHGF Worlds in Dana Point

Before the Bressuire venue next June, the IHGF Worlds took place in Dana Point in California. It was in 2013. Just remember these games with the trailer introduced by Francis Brebner. Flashback:all the Dana Point results in 2013   1. Dan McKIM (photo) , the 2013 IHGF World Champion 2. Matt VINCENT, USA 3. Sebastian WENTA, Poland 4. Scott RIDER, England 5. Matt DOHERTY, Canada 6. Craig SINCLAIR, Scotland 7. Sean BETZ 8. Jon O’NEIL 9. Mike ZOLKIEWITZ 10. Ryan STEWART 11. Greg HADLEY 12. Hans LOLKEMA It can be... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2015

The 12 champions 7-Lukasz WENTA on the box?

No wonder Lukasz WENTA from Poland, just like his brother Seb WENTA, is a big fish in the world of professionnal Highland Games. And 27 years after the film "a fish called Wanda" was released, the IHGF is ready to announce an exceptionnal show in Bressuire featuring two brothers: "Two fish called Wenta" The readers of the blog already know Sebastian. It's time now  for them to discover Lucasz. Caber and fishing-rodIn the short message he sent to the blogger, he announces that fishing is one of his hobbies. But we can see on... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2015

Francis BREBNER Part 2: "And the winners will be..."

An interview with the IHGF president Francis BREBNER (Part 2) Usually, Francis BREBNER enjoys being the interviewer and that was the case in Bressuire in 2012 when the blogger shot him asking questions to David FREY from Germany and Janne HARTIKAINEN from Finland.But, Francis doesn't mind being interviewed, either. Especially when he speaks about the next Worlds in Bressuire! Question: You know Bressuire. What is so specific about these Highland Games ? Francis: These games have a unique setting, with its surroundings... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

Francis BREBNER Part 1: "Records will tumble in Bressuire"

All the people interested in the Highland Games have heard of Francis BREBNER, the multiple caber-toss world champion and the international Highland Games Federation president. He perfectly knows Bressuire and the twelve champions who will compete for the 2015 IHGF World champion title. He is the man who selected the Top 12 of these professionnal throwers. So his answers are particularly expected by most fans. THE INTERVIEW (Part 1) Question: Francis, did you select the 12 competitors according to the size of their muscles and... [Lire la suite]

13 mars 2015

The 12 Champions : 6- Dan Mc KIM, USA

In his long message to the blogger, Dan Mc KIM, the 2011 and 2013 World Champion explains why he has become one of the best throwers in the world. And we can see the American World Champion is a real professionnal. This is true for his business and his performances. But also for his communication... "Daniel McKim has always had a knack for throwing things – what started out as throwing fits and pity parties, has turned into throwing heavy things. As a 15-time Track and Field National Qualifier and All-American at Northwest... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2015

World records and Bressuire records: everything you must know

Here is the official list of the Professional World Records according to the IHGF, the International Highland Games Federation. It has been updated by the blog after Dan Mc KIM (photo) broke his two world records last June at the Utah Highland Games .The new record-holder for both light and heavy hammer will be one of the Heavies to watch during the World Championships. Breaking records: another challengeThe blog also gives you all the Bressuire records.With such a line-up, most of them should be broken.This will be another... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2015

The 12 "Champions" : 5- Jimmy Van de WALLE, Belgium

Between Jimmy VAN de WALLE and the French blog, it's an old story... Of course, his victory in Bressuire was celebrated at the end of the amateur European Championship in 2013.And Jimmy was very pleased to answer the speaker's questions.But the story had begun in 2011 after the Luzarches Highland Games with a strange paradox: Jimmy won the competition with no victory in any of the eight events. And the blogger had pulled his leg and made jokes about "the Poulidor syndrome" (always second)Just remember what had been written at... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2015

IHGF Worlds: a Bockie tour to promote the Games

Bockie, the Highland Games mascot, is a star in Bressuire where he has just been interviewed by the blogger.For the first IHGF Worlds in France, the French Highland Games committee and its chairman Jean-Louis COPPET have chosen a caber-tossing Bockie to promote the World Championships.The bill designed by Philippe GAUFFRETEAU focuses on this event with a caber from Scotland falling straight into the Bressuire Château. After the bill, the sculpture...But the French symbol is now more than a picture for stickers, leaflets and... [Lire la suite]
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