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    Posted: 9/09/11 at 2:51pm
I see the 20' 1"  in the database, but I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that's a spin.  Wasn't that Adriane's record from last year?  I remember Mindy breaking the WR at Pleasanton two years ago...but she was spinning.

How about a standing WOB record? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9/09/11 at 9:19pm
The 20'1" is mens spinning.

Womens spinning is 19' and both Mindy and Adriane have done it, Mindy a couple years before Adriane.

Shannon stood 18'8" and that's the womens standing WR.   Awesome.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9/10/11 at 12:48am
Just to confuse the issue slightly - Mindy did 19' 1"
spinning a couple of years ago at Goshen, but I've never
seen verification of the implement.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9/10/11 at 1:12am
Hmm: let me check with Cathy Sutherland about that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9/10/11 at 4:49am
Thanks team.

JUST FYI.... at Pleasanton this year there were three women: Adriane Blewitt, Kate Burton and Kristy Scott all standing and going for 18. Of the 9 throws between the three of them, seven hit the bar.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9/10/11 at 1:10pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9/10/11 at 1:11pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9/10/11 at 2:53pm
Dan, shut up.

You had some legitimate issues with Shannon, OK. Did she duck
some opportunities to compete with your wife? It looks like she did.
But she was also on the field at the world championships every year,
and at Pleasanton, taking on whoever showed up and beating them.
She was no one-trick pony.

Oh, and her 18' 8" was done in the highland games. At Mesa, in fact.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9/10/11 at 3:30pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9/10/11 at 3:32pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9/11/11 at 1:36am
Originally posted by dWood dWood wrote:

.but with today's wob
maestros and the way the ladies can deliver it..shanon wouldn't have
a chance


This is a really ridiculous statement since she holds the WR and no female is currently standing anything close to 18'8". 

I'm not so sure that Shannon ducked competition as much as she wanted to be compensated for her throwing/demos.  I don't see an issue with that.  Like Adam said, she was at Pleasanton every year, and winning the womens world champ title like 12x(?) seems to indicate otherwise.

To demean her HG career and call her a one trick pony, especially considering all she has done and the sports she has excelled in, is insane.  She is one of the greatest female strength athletes ever.

And it's not fair to compare marks/athletes from the '90s to marks/athletes set today.  Look at how the distances have changed since then on the male side even.  Your personal bias is glaring on this one Dan.       
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9/11/11 at 1:42am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9/11/11 at 1:09pm

shannon ducked no one! you all talk shit cuz you dont like her, or your girlfriends/wives couldnt beat her!  connie price-smith went to a vegas games [w/hubby john in tow] and broke shannons record [wob] 2 weeks later shannon re-broke it!

for those of you whom have something against shannon...shes the reason your girlfriends /wives are competing and getting paid like they do!

so go ahead and rub your old ladies ego so you can keep gettin' laid....but the bottem line is, when the dust settles shanny will be one of if not THE greatest female scottish highland game athlete of all time!

please keep robbin, the Conway Family and Frank Henry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9/12/11 at 12:40am

I love me some Jay Lyttle.  Hope things are well with you Jayster!!

 

In my years of throwing I've had the opportunity to be on the field with many great throwers.  I have had the chance to host many of the same great throwers.  A few of those have participated on my field in Draper, (Vierra, Williams, Pockowskis, Burton and my pal Ryan Stewart-Stewie just keeps getting better and better).  We have had and currently do have some of the finest athletes in the World in both the Men's and Women's rosters.

 

You may think me a "looking through Rose Colored Glasses" kind of guy, but I think it serves us better to "accentuate the positive" in life rather than the opposite.

 

I don't know all the in's and out's of the history of the Sport, but in regards to Shannon, what I do know is:

  • She always greeted me with a smile and a hug.
  • She did a lot of good for our sport.
  • When it was her turn to throw, I noticed many athletes come to a stop to watch.
  • It was a treat to share the field with her at P-town, Mesa, Sacto, etc.

 

I also know this:

  • Stay in this sport long enough and you'll piss somebody(ies) off.
  • Stay in this sport long enough and you'll have friends from all over the World.

 

I count eveyone I've had the chance to throw with a friend.  When it's all said and done, all we really take from these games are the memories and good times.  My favorite Highland Games memories are of the good times I've had and continue to have at these games, and, they are just that, games; and damn they are fun!!

 

I appreciate and enjoy every game I go to and think we athletes are just a step above.

 

God did make Scots a wee bit better! 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9/12/11 at 7:59am
Couple of truths from my perspective.

1.) Shannon Hartnett is a beast.  (I met her last year at Pleasanton).

2.)  Women throw at Pleasanton because Shannon talked the lads into letting them on the field.

3.) Shannon threw a lot of world records. Some of them still stand.

4.) Mindy Pockoski ... Adriane Blewitt ... Kate Burton.  Throwing goddesses, all three of them, and there are more in the pipeline, coming up. I know someone who upped her LWFD from 61-69 feet this weekend....and there's more coming.  The Game is changing for the women. No longer is there just one Throw Queen on the top of the heap and then "everybody else".  Every WR that these women throw, especially when more women see them, is just another shot in the arm for the sport.  It's getting better...more competetitve...bigger throws...bigger fields.  Awesome.

5.) But you know...the achievements of todays athletes does not belittle the achievements of those that have gone before. Al Oerter is not any less of a phenomenal athlete because his records have now been beaten.   What, the  1962 Packers  with Vince Lombardi, Bart Starr, Paul Hornung, Jim Taylor, Max McGee and Boyd Dowler, SUCK, now because there have been 45 Championship teams since then?     The 1980 USA Ice Hockey win at the Olympics  is just piss-poor hockey because those guys have retired, now?

No.  Greatness remains what it was, what it is.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9/12/11 at 9:08am
For the record...Shannon doesn't read the message board and even if did she wouldn't respond to Dan Woods' posts...she doesn't like me responding either :), so I won't. I can tell you that she is doing well; training people, working out almost as hard as ever, she has also taken up running as well as surfing and in general is enjoying life.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9/12/11 at 9:41am
Next time you see me Dan, don't try to shake my hand. Their probably won't
be a next time because, the only place you show up is on this board. Punk!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9/12/11 at 12:09pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 9/12/11 at 12:10pm
Maybe the next time you come out to the East Coast I can repay the
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