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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24 février 2015

The 12 Champions 4- Matt DOHERTY, Canada

The Canadian Matthew DOHERTY will have no real problem with his French when he comes to Bressuire for the Worlds. Of course, his résumé is in English but the champion born in Quebec has added a short message in French to the Bressuire blogger: "Allo, Alain Matthew Doherty, 30 ans, Enseignant à Antigonish, Nouvelle Écosse J'ai aussi pratiqué l'athlétisme, l'haltérophilie, le judo, le badminton, le squash, le volleyball. Je voudrais me classifié sur le podium pour les championnats de Bressuire." It proves the Antigonish... [Lire la suite]
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18 février 2015

The 12 Champions : 3- Sinclair PATIENCE, Scotland

No Highland Games without Scots! This will be twice true in Bressuire.Sinclair PATIENCE will be one of their two representatives at the Castle. And he will be ready for the year's most important event: the IHGFworld championship in Bressuire.Sinclair perfectly knows that Patience and time run through the longest day. Like Scott RIDER, he comes from Track and Field.When he was younger, he became a Scottish Champion in Discus and Shot Put. But he also used his weight and his strength to be a prop in semi-pro rugby competitions. ... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2015

The 12 Champions : 2- Sebastian WENTA, the Strongman

All the spectators of the Bressuire Highland Games in 2013 do remember Sebastian WENTA.And all of them are really delighted to see him again at the château for the IHGF Worlds in June. A Strongman and a ThrowerEverybody was impressed by his performances on June 8, 9 2013,  both as a Highland Games thrower and as a strongman.Just click on his WENTA tag to remember his exceptionnal Games two years ago (articles in English and in French).At that time he had impressed everybody. Specially during the truck-pulling event where it... [Lire la suite]