Last update: June 3, 2003
6/3/03: Old Dude's first installment on
building implements for the Scottish Games from
common household items is complete.
Dude's Weights For Distance and Height How To
5/20/03: Geez, Old Dude's gotta start doing
updates on a more regular basis! Got off to a slow
start this year and have entered only one Games so
far. True to form, I placed second...again...behind
Big Jimmy at the Sacramento Valley Games in Woodland
but won the Open Stone and Weight Over The Bar. Had
the opportunity to meet Alistair Gunn and Francis
Brebner there so that made my weekend.
11/4/02: An update...FINALLY! Much has
happened since the July update and Old Dude is proud
to report closing out the 2002 throwing season with a
pair of overall wins:
- 1st place at the West Coast Regional Masters
Championships at Ben Lomond, California
- 1st place at the Dixon Highland Games in Dixon,
California and set field records in Braemar and Open
- 2nd place at the KVMR Celtic Music Festival and
Games at Grass Valley, California
- 2nd place at the US Heavy Events Championships at
Pleasanton, California. Not bad for a one-legged
thrower, aye? MPEG videos in the works!
7/24/02:As promised, VIDEOCLIPS! These are
from the Dunsmuir House Games. They are in mpeg
format so you will need something on the order of the
Windows Media Player to view them.
7/20/02: Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
Old Dude took second place last weekend at the
Dunsmuir House Games in Oakland and second place in
the annual SAAA Caber Championships. Took second
place at the Campbell Games in June and second place
in the annual Stone Championships!
6/25/02: Old Dude outdid himself at the San
Diego Highland Games at Vista, California, by winning
all eight events and posting a 14'6" toss in the
Weight Over The Bar event.
5/13/02: Old Dude has gone "dot com". Yes,
you see this page at www.old-dude.com so please
update your bookmarks/favorites. There will be some
changes over the next few weeks so please bear with
us. Think increased bandwidth and video clips.
5/01/02: Old Dude tried but he couldn't do
it. At the Masters World Championships, April 28 in
Woodland, California, Old Dude placed second in age
group 50-54 in spite of winning the Open Stone and
Braemar Stone put. There's always next year.
3/17/02: Amid the rain, sleet, snow, and
sunshine, Old Dude perservered and won the Masters
50+ Aggregate at the Calaveras Celtic Festival in
Angels Camp on March 16.
3/11/02: Old Dude took time out from his busy
lifting and throwing schedule to examine the
construction of an Inch Dumbell training 'bell.
2/23/02: Old Dude has added a double dose of
kettlebell goodness to his photo pages. Construction
2/20/02: Old Dude won the Masters 50-59
Aggregate at the Queen Mary Highland Games in Long
Beach on February 16. Also snagged the Weight for
Distance Championship as well. Great day for the
1/15/02: Old Dude finally got around to
adding some new pictures to his photo pages...to wit,
the 2001 version of Dave Draper's Iron Online Picnic.
OD says "Check it out."
10/5/01 Old Dude won the West Coast Regional
Masters Championship at the Loch Lomond Highland
Games on October 6th in 50-54 age group. Second time
in three years...Woohoo!! No PR's but advanced the
field record in Weight Over the Bar to 14'6" for his
Old Dude's Garage Photo Page
Old Caber Dude's Photo Pages
Welcome to my garage! Compasses don't work right for
blocks around my house because there are over 2900 lbs
of iron plates, barbells, dumbells, and throwing
implements out here!
I have trained for strength for many years and have
learned what works for me. What I do is simply
that...what ~I~ do. It might work for you, too, but
then again it might not. As the saying goes, "Your
mileage may vary."
I am a Masters Class competitor in the Highland
Games. Yes, one of those guys who tosses "telephone
poles" and such. By the way, the log is called a
I've posted a few pictures here of me competing at the
Games. If you've the inclination to try some of these
things yourself, please be patient. I'll eventually
get around to listing the various places where you can
obtain the necessary information and equipment.
Be Strong! Be
My Clan crest and tartan
Old Dude at the Queen Mary Games with the 117 lb
Note spectator's expression.
February 17, 2002
Long Beach, California
Old Dude putting the Braemar Stone...all 20.2 lbs of
September 29, 2001
Old Dude tossing a 42 lb weight over a 14'6" high
The weight is equivalent to a five gallon jug
September 29, 2001