Highland Games Results For World Championship & Modern Day Legends

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HISTORY
The World Highland Games Championships were first held in 1980 and were created as an attempt to identify who was truly the greatest Highland Games competitor. Many of the Highland Games competitions around the world have traditionally not been invitational, in the sense that novices can step up to compete, or at the more established events the competitors were very much more selected from the nation in which the competition was held. The world’s introduced a formalisation of the requirements for entry and a truly international flavor.

Over the years competitors have been drawn from the disciplines of field athletics, including the shot put, discuss and hammer throw, as well as strength athletes and dedicated Highland Games specialists. In the first three decades of the competition there have been thirteen champions, with four men each having won the title five times, Geoff Capes,Jim McGoldrick, Ryan Vierra and Matt Sandford, and one of those, Geoff Capes, having also won the 1981 World Highland Games Championships held in Lagos, which would make him six times world champion, although this is not listed on the official website.

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LIST OF CHAMPIONS

Year Champion Location
1980 Scotland Grant Anderson United States Los Angeles, California, United States
1981 England Geoff Capes Nigeria Lagos, Nigeria
1981 Scotland Bill Anderson Australia Melbourne, Australia
1982 Scotland Grant Anderson Scotland Prestonpans, Scotland
1983 England Geoff Capes Scotland Carmunnock, Scotland
1984 England Geoff Capes Scotland Carmunnock, Scotland
1985 England Geoff Capes Scotland Carmunnock, Scotland
1986 England Geoff Capes Scotland Carmunnock, Scotland
1987 England Geoff Capes Scotland Clarkston, Scotland
1988 United States Jim McGoldrick Scotland Aviemore, Scotland
1989 United States Jim McGoldrick Scotland Aviemore, Scotland
1990 United States Jim McGoldrick Scotland Glasgow, Scotland
1991 United States Jim McGoldrick Scotland Callander, Scotland
1992 Australia Jo Quigley Australia Callander, Scotland
1993 United States Jim McGoldrick Scotland Callander, Scotland
1994 Scotland George Patience Scotland Callander, Scotland
1995 Scotland Alistair Gunn Scotland Kilmarnock, Scotland
1996 United States Ryan Vierra New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand
1997 United States Ryan Vierra United States Fredericksburg, Virginia
1998 United States Ryan Vierra Finland Oulu, Finland
1999 Australia Matt Sandford United States Pleasanton, California
2000 Australia Matt Sandford New Zealand Waipu, New Zealand
2001 Australia Matt Sandford United States Pleasanton, California
2002 Australia Matt Sandford United States Pleasanton, California
2003 Australia Matt Sandford Canada Antigonish, Nova Scotia
2004 Scotland Bruce Aitken United States Concord, New Hampshire
2005 United States Ryan Vierra Canada Fergus, Canada
2006 United States Ryan Vierra United States Pleasanton, California
2007 Scotland Gregor Edmunds Scotland Inverness, Scotland
2008 United States Sean Betz United States Bridgeport, West Virginia
2009 Australia Aaron Neighbour[4] Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland “Gathering of the Clans”
2010 United States Larry Brock Canada Victoria, Canada “30th Anniversary”
2011 United States Dan McKim United States Loon Mountain, New Hampshire
2012 United States Matt Vincent Canada Fergus, Canada
2013 United States Dan McKim United States Dana Point, California
2014 United States Matt Vincent Scotland Dunfermline, Scotland

CHAMPIONS BY COUNTRY

Country GOLD
 United States 15
 Scotland 8
 Australia 6
 England 6

REPEAT CHAMPIONS

ChampionS Times
England Geoff Capes 6
United States Jim McGoldrick 5
United States