Northeast State to host inaugural Amateur Highland Games April 15

Published 10:38 am Thursday, March 9, 2023

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Northeast State is set to host its first-ever Amateur Highland Games on Saturday, April 15, thanks to a partnership with Appalachian Highland Celts and Everblade Academy.
The College’s International Education Program organized the event, which will feature the following competitive activities: caber toss, hammer throw, open stone, Scottish back-hold wrestling, sheaf toss, weight for distance and weight over bar.
The games will take place at the Upper Quad of Northeast State’s Blountville campus located at 2425 TN-75 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Registration is $15 and includes lunch and an event T-shirt. Competitors will play for prizes and are encouraged to wear kilts or comfortable shorts. The deadline to register is Friday, March 24, and a release form will be required for participation.
In addition to Scottish-inspired games and competitions, eventgoers will have the opportunity to watch and learn traditional European wrestling from Everblade Academy experts.
The College welcomes students and the public to the all-day event.

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