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LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Five bagpipe bands gathered together for a welcome processional at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer. The bands and individual pipers later competed for top honors.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch James Gibson competes in the Men’s Amateur A class in the weight throw at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Competitors watch another athlete in the caber toss competition at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer. A caber toss is successful when the log, up to 20 feet long and sometimes weighing over 120 pounds, is flipped end over end.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Jody Potosky competes in the Men’s Amateur A class in the caber toss at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Ryan Stewart, competing in the pro class, competes in the hammer throw at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Ryan Stewart, competing in the pro class, competes in the hammer throw at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Competitors in the Skinny Raven sponsored “kilted mile” run at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch The tug-o-war competition at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch The tug-o-war competition at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Mark Eppihimer competes in the weight for height competition at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer. Competitors must toss a 56 pound weight as high as possible over the bar.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Dan Williams competes in the caber toss at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Ryan Stewart attempts to flip the “challenge caber,” a 20 foot long, 127 pound log at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer. It has only been successfully flipped by two people, including Dan Williams at this year’s event.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Five bagpipe bands gathered together for a welcome processional at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer. The bands and individual pipers later competed for top honors.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch James Gibson competes in the Men’s Amateur A class in the weight throw at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Competitors watch another athlete in the caber toss competition at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer. A caber toss is successful when the log, up to 20 feet long and sometimes weighing over 120 pounds, is flipped end over end.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Jody Potosky competes in the Men’s Amateur A class in the caber toss at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Ryan Stewart, competing in the pro class, competes in the hammer throw at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Ryan Stewart, competing in the pro class, competes in the hammer throw at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Competitors in the Skinny Raven sponsored “kilted mile” run at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch The tug-o-war competition at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch The tug-o-war competition at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Mark Eppihimer competes in the weight for height competition at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer. Competitors must toss a 56 pound weight as high as possible over the bar.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Dan Williams competes in the caber toss at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Ryan Stewart attempts to flip the “challenge caber,” a 20 foot long, 127 pound log at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer. It has only been successfully flipped by two people, including Dan Williams at this year’s event.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Five bagpipe bands gathered together for a welcome processional at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer. The bands and individual pipers later competed for top honors.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch James Gibson competes in the Men’s Amateur A class in the weight throw at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Competitors watch another athlete in the caber toss competition at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer. A caber toss is successful when the log, up to 20 feet long and sometimes weighing over 120 pounds, is flipped end over end.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Jody Potosky competes in the Men’s Amateur A class in the caber toss at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Ryan Stewart, competing in the pro class, competes in the hammer throw at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Ryan Stewart, competing in the pro class, competes in the hammer throw at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Competitors in the Skinny Raven sponsored “kilted mile” run at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch The tug-o-war competition at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch The tug-o-war competition at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Mark Eppihimer competes in the weight for height competition at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer. Competitors must toss a 56 pound weight as high as possible over the bar.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Dan Williams competes in the caber toss at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer.
Loren Holmes
LOREN HOLMES / Alaska Dispatch Ryan Stewart attempts to flip the “challenge caber,” a 20 foot long, 127 pound log at the Alaska Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Palmer. It has only been successfully flipped by two people, including Dan Williams at this year’s event.
Loren Holmes
Craig Medred