The Fitness Factory Celebrates & Congratulates Our Members on their Health & Fitness Successes in & out of the Gym:
John Owen won the World Sheaf Record at the Scottish Masters Athletics International Games August 14, 2010 in Denver, CO. This was John’s first time competing on the world stage and setting a new world record was “a dream come true” considering his competition was compiled of five former World Champions. John is a native resident of Brevard, NC and a lifelong athlete, Wrestling Professional for 31 years as under names such Assassin’s Tag Team, with WCW Crocket Promotions, AWA and Georgia Championship. His interest in the Scottish Masters Athletics International Games began more than ten years ago when he started training in local and regional games. It was just a natural progression that he would eventually compete at the Scottish Masters Athletics International Games.
John also competed & WON:
- The HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION for the CABER TOSS and placing overall in 3rd place in the Roanoke, VA Games on September 25, 2010.
- Fourth place in the CABOR TOSS at the Anderson, SC Games 2010.
- The 56 POUND FOR DISTANCE, and the 28 pound WEIGHT TOSS for distance, 2nd in the HAMMER, 2nd in the STONE regionally at the 2002 Grandfather Mountain Games in Clover, SC.
- Overall 4th place in the Foothill Games in Hendersonville, NC on November 5, 2010.
Now John has focused his training efforts for the 2011 Masters World Championship in Calgary, Canada Calgary. The Scottish Masters Athletics International, NFP (SMAI) is organized and operated to foster international amateur sports competition for charitable and cultural purposes. This not-for-profit corporation is the exclusive sanctioning authority and host for the Masters World Championships (MWC) for the traditional Scottish Highland Games athletic competitions called the “Heavy Events.” These events include stone throws, weight throws, hammer throws, caber toss, sheaf toss, and similar traditional feats of strength. Check out http://www.scottishmasters.org/Athletes/champions/Champions2010.html.
The MWC is an annual amateur competition with the location being determined by application from host organizations of highland games sites across the globe and the locations of the competitions are determined by the SMAI. The MWC competition is open to all athletes over 40 year of age with proper qualification as determined by the SMAI.