The Alma Highland Games

On Sunday, May 27th, the Alma Highland Festival held the Amateur Division of its Highland Games…in blistering 96 degree heat. Here are a few snaps from the games.

Dale Gehman won the Masters Division

In the Amateur Division, Brendon Crawford took 1st place, Eric Spence  took 2nd place, and Martin Portko took third place, and he also won the Caber Champion award.

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Eric Spence and Martin Portko 

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Martin Portko – Caber Toss

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Eric Spence – Caber Toss

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Martin Portko – Sheaf Toss (25 pounds : 22 feet)

And just in case you ever wondered how a Highlander keeps cool on a brutal summer day, here’s your answer.

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The Highland Games Through the Eyes of Flying Frames: Part 5

In August, the Michigan Highlanders and the rest of the athletes at the Sparta Celtic Fest were lucky enough to have the amazing photography skills of Todd Nagel of Flying Frames. Todd has very graciously allowed us to share his work here in a multi-post pictorial.

 

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Kate Boeve – Caber Toss

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Kate Boeve – Caber Toss

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Craig Tommola – Caber Toss

 

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Emily Shaw – Caber Toss

 

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Emily Shaw – Caber Toss

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Emily Shaw – Caber Toss

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Josh McAlpine – Caber Toss

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Josh McAlpine – Caber Toss

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Greysen Tomlinson – Caber Toss

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Ian Shaw – Caber Toss

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Sarah Kosmicki – Caber Toss

 

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Taylor Kroll – Caber Toss

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Taylor Kroll – Caber Toss

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Taylor Kroll – Caber Toss

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Becky Hyma – Caber Toss

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Becky Hyma – Caber Toss

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Jeff Patten – Caber Toss

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Ryan Robert Wood – Caber Toss

If you missed the previous weeks’ posts, click on Weight for DistanceScottish Hammer, and Sheaf Toss, and Open Stone.

 

Athletes, if you’d like copies of your photos without the watermark, please contact Toddflyingframes @ att.net (remove the spaces around the @ symbol) for details. And honestly, I think you’re going to want them. They’re all fantastic! Plus, there are even more at the Flying Frames site!

Also, Todd is available for hire for other photoshoots, so be sure to check out his entire portfolio while you’re there!

Congratulations to the Michigan Highlanders’ Own Martin Portko!

Huge congrats to Martin Portko who made it into this year’s Highland Games at the Alma Highland Festival! As this is only Martin’s second year competing in the games, getting chosen was a huge honor for him.

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Game Face    –     Photo Credit: Heart and Sword Photography

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Caber Toss    –     Photo Credit: Heart and Sword Photography

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Caber Toss    –     Photo Credit: Heart and Sword Photography

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Nailed It    –     Photo Credit: Heart and Sword Photography

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Sometimes you just need to celebrate a perfect caber turn with a big ‘ol hug from Eric Spence    –     Photo Credit: Heart and Sword Photography

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Sheaf Toss    –     Photo Credit: Heart and Sword Photography

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Sheaf Toss    –     Photo Credit: Heart and Sword Photography

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Eric Spence and Martin Portko    –     Photo Credit: Heart and Sword Photography