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Brigadoon 2017

The Bundanoon Highland Gathering

Saturday 1st April

The Tartan Warriors

History

In the early 1990s Australian Highland Games legend, strongman and Guinness world record holder, David Huxley was enlisted to perform at Brigadoon. In addition to various demonstrations of strength and caber tossing he introduced stone lifting demonstrations along with Edwin Sergeant, a professional rower and stonelifter.

1995 saw the return to Bundanoon of David Huxley and his promotions group, the Tartan Warriors. They are a group of strong and fit sports men who travel Australia displaying the traditional Scottish field events of Caber Toss, Hammer Throw and the Stones of Manhood. They had been formed by Harry Mitchell and David Huxley the previous year, following a tour of the Scottish circuit. This saw for the first time the stones being performed at Brigadoon in a competitive format between an invitation only line-up of international strongman stars.

In the late 1990's founding member of the Tartan Warriors, Harry Mitchell, made his first Master of Ceremonies appearance at Brigadoon. After several years of clashing commitments, he was finally free to lend his skill and professionalism with a microphone to the event. In exciting tones he inspires the crowd and athletes to cheer louder and perform harder.

The Tartan Warriors continue to participate at Brigadoon which is is an outstanding achievement and the Brigadoon committee would like to express their deep appreciation and congratulate David Huxley the his Warriors for their continual support at Bundanoon.

The Tartan Warriors will be competing in the inaugural Australian Highland Heavy Weight Events Championship and in the prenier event The Bundanoon Stones of Manhood at Brigadoon 2017.


The Bundanoon Stones of Manhood — Competitors

Luke Reynolds

Luke Reynolds
Age 30, Height 200cm, Weight 160kg.
2017 will be his 10th straight year competing at Brigadoon. International strongman and highland games competitor. In eight years he has competed across Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Best events include: stones, caber toss, farmers walk and overhead pressing. Holds four Australian records in stone lift and stone carry events. Luke has competed in over 70 strength contests. Luke is a seasoned competitor who has also lifted all five Bundanoon Stones several times during the past 6 years. Luke certainly has the potential to be a great champion.


Jordan Steffens

Jordan Steffens
Age 26, Height 187cm, Weight 140Kg.
Jordan made his first appearance at in 2013 and went on to lift all 5 stones in a spectacular performance He is not a giant of a man but what he lacks in height he makes up for in his strength and ability, an outstanding athlete who has been the Bundanoon Stones of Manhood Champion in 2015, 2014 and 2015 something that is not easy to do considering the standard of his opposition. Jordan has also been the South Australian Junior Wrestling Champion and the Australian Weighlifting Champion and an Australian Representative.


Scott Hall

Scott Hall
Age 38, Weight 135Kg.
In 2015 Scott, as the winner of the Australian Equipped Championships, competed in the International Powerlifting Federation's World Powerlifting Championship in Luxembourg. Powerlifting involves three disciplines, squat, bench press and dead lift. To keep his body fuelled for events of this type he will eat 300 grams of meat and the same in potatoes and do that three or four times a day. Last July, he competed for the first time with the Tartan Warriors and finished third at the Aberdeen Highland Games.


Colm Woulfe

Colm Woulfe
Height 195cm, Weight 156Kg.
Colm 'Wolf Man' Woulfe dominated New Zealand's strongman scene between 2012 and 2014 before coming to Australia in 2015 to pursue a professional career in the sport. He has chosen to compete in strongman events over powerlifting as it requires more athleticism than powerlifting. He was the runner up for Australia's Strongest Man in 2015. Highly qualified, he has a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation and a Master of Sport and Excercise Science.


The Australian Highland Heavy Weight Championship — Competitors

Aaron Neighbour

Aaron Neighbour
From Victoria, Aaron has twice been a Commonwealth Games competitor and is a past World Highland Games Champion.

Scott Martin

Scott Martin
From Victoria, twice a representative at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games and has won many Highland Games Championships.

Aaron Monks

Aaron Monks
From NSW, Aaron is a past Australian Highland Games Champion and the winner of the Bundanoon Stones of Manhood in 2009.

Lance Holland

Lance Holland-Keen
A former Campbelltown, Camden and Bowral doctor he has been an Australia and NSW strongman champion in the men's masters division.

Robert Melin

Robert Melin
From Victoria, Robert is a past Swedish National Discuss Champion in Athletics and the winner of many Highland Games.

Jeremy Hogg

Jeremy Hogg
From Tasmania, Jeremy is a past Highland Games Champion and has competed in Highland Games internationally.


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