Five world-class athletes are competing at the inaugural Topeka Classic Strength Festival. These impressive competitors will face off tomorrow to show off their strength and athleticism at Tin Man Circle at Lake Shawnee. If you didn't know the biggest names in Highland Games, you will after you read this blog!
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Chuck Kasson is the current Webster's Highland Games World Champion. He was picked to compete as one of the best in the world alongside competitors from Canada, Scotland, Poland, and the Czech Republic. Kasson did his first full games in 2011 and started throwing professionally in 2014.
The World Highland Games Championships is a well-recognized event organized by David Webster. Some of the World's greatest strength athletes include Olympic finalists, World Record Holders, physique champions and legends sports.
Chuck Kasson is sponsored by Integrity Insurance.
Spender Tyler will also be taking the field as one of the Highland Games Pros. He's a multiple world record holder and has been a professional Scottish Games athlete for five years. Tyler was encouraged by a college coach to enter into the Highland Games and he's been in it ever since.
Spencer will be representing TRAK Roofing and Construction on the field.
Spencer Tyler will also be throwing this weekend,in this heavy hitting field, in Topeka, Kansas. Spencer holds world records in 5 events and is looking to improve on those this Saturday. Please tune into our live coverage starting at 9am CST. Link in bio for the live stream. #hglive #highlandgames #throwers #throwersunite #throwernation #throwbros #livestream #hviiibrandgoods @spencerjtyler #topeka #kansas #worldrecord #worldrecordholder
Andy Vincent will be amongst the stacked lineup of pros competing in Topeka this Saturday. He's a former NFL football player with the Lions and Dolphins and was competing professionally in strongman for 4 years. He's competed in Highland Games for 9 years with 7 of those years being at the pro level.
Andy is sponsored by Jim Wendler and his 5-3-1 this weekend.
To add some insane speed to the group, Nathan Burchett will be joining the party this weekend in Topeka. Nathan has been a top competitor longer than most athletes have been in the sport. As one of the lightest competitors in the pro class, Nathan is always a threat in any event.
Nathan is sponsored by WIBW TV.
To add some insane speed to the group, @nathan_burchett Nathan Burchett will be joining the party this weekend in Topeka. Nathan has been a top competitor longer than most athletes have been in the sport. As one of the lightest competitors in the pro class, Nathan is always a threat in any event. He will be sponsored by WIBW TV this weekend. Tune in to @hg_live_officials YouTube channel for live coverage starting at 9:00am CST this Saturday.
Isaac Burchett started playing Highland Games with his brother Nathan Burchett and today, they rarely compete together. Having them both at the Topeka Classic Strength Festival is an opportunity to see these siblings in action.
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