CSU Coach Competes in Scottish GamesJuly 20, 2005
By CSU Sports Information
|Assistant Coach Josh Aydlette|
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Assistant track coach Josh Aydlette will travel to Washington D.C. to compete in the Scottish Games East Coast Championships this weekend.
The championships are by invitation only and feature some of the best athletes on the East coast. Aydlette has been competing is the Scottish games for three years and has already made his mark on the sport.
Last weekend Aydlette competed in Irmo, S.C. throwing the 56-pound weight 38 feet 5 inches, which was good enough for sixth place in North America, out of 600 athletes. Overall, he is ranked number 30 in the country in the amature division.
Scottish athletics feature athletes from all over the world, most of whom have backgrounds in power lifting, strongman competition, or, in the case of Aydlette, track and field.
There are four divisions for athletes to compete in, including Professional, amature, women, and masters, which features athletes over 40. The games consist of seven events, the stone toss, the heavy weight for distance, the light weight for distance, the heavy hammer throw, the sheaf, the heavy weight for height, and the popular caber toss, where athletes "flip" telephone poles.
More information on the games can be found at: WWW.NASGAWEB.COM or WWW.HIGHLANDGAMES.NET.