Highlander Games Featured in Ohio This Weekend

(Vermilion, OH) Northwest Ohio plays host to a unique athletic competition this weekend.

The Highlander Games in Vermilion on Saturday is described as a show of raw strength and athletic prowess. The competition combines Highland Games events and Strongman events-- such as a timed stone load, a weight for height throw, a heavy hammer throw, and a farmer's walk where competitors carry two loaded handles as far as they can. 

The ancient games celebrate Scottish and Celtic culture-- so you may hear bagpipes and see a lot of kilts among the competitors. There are three divisions of competitors-- lightweight, middleweight, and heavyweight. 

The top women in the world also will compete in the invitation-only Women's World Heavy Events Championships.

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