Todays contests include sheaf-tossing, hammer-throwing, and shot-putting with stones. It all leads to the crowd-pleasing caber toss, in which competitors hurl enormous wooden poles end-over-end. Steiger finished third at the 2001 World Caber Championships in Scotland. Hes looking forward to todays heated competition . . . and camaraderie. The Scots arent typically a brooding type, he says. Theyre not one to shy away from a fight, but in the same sense, theyre very hospitable people too. Theyll take you into their house and treat you very well.
Sat., June 23, 8 a.m.