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Who are the Buffalo Heavies Kilted Thrower Club
The Buffalo Heavies Kilted Throwers Club is comprised of Traditional Celtic athletes from New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Canada.We are an athletic organization providing the highest quality Traditional Highland Games experience for Festivals and special charity events in the Region.
The Buffalo Heavies was founded for the sole purpose of representing Highland athletes in negotiations with host festivals to insure all athletes are compensated for the entertainment value they bring to festivals and to provide a platform for charitable works. We currently provide the athletic entertainment competitions at the Ithaca Scottish Games, Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Scottish Festival and the Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival.
The Buffalo Heavies supports the Wounded Warriors Project with the help of their sponsor SPORT KILT they raised $3000 in 2012. Pictured below are some of the exciting moments created by the Heavies.
Opening the Ceremonies with the Heavies & the Flaming Caber
The Flaming Caber:
Unique to the Buffalo Heavies the flaming caber is tossed over the heads of the Athletic Honor Gaurd marking the opening of the Ancient Highland Games in true Scottish tradition. Pictured below is 2012 Jamestown Regional Games Champion Nick Kahanic tossing the flaming Caber over the heads of Sword Bearers Sean Green, Bob Vail, and Tim Mullally.
Big Cabers for Big Men:
The Buffalo Heavies throw the big sticks harvested from cedar groves in southern Kentucky. Bob Vail with the Masters caber and Ernie Perez with the big Pro stick 135# and 19'- 6" long.
Ian Grassie gettin his mean on with the heavy hammer, 22# of flying lead.
Caladonian Athlete's got Stones:
World record holder in the open stone and 2013 NA Champion Nick Kahanic, Tammie Armeni, and Bill Donnell showing the traditional Caladonian stone throw, great grand father of the modern day Olympic shot put, the 16# open and 22# Braemar stone throw.