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Amarissa Handy

AKA The Clydesdale

AGE 25


HOME TOWN born in Herriman, UT now residing in Tucson, AZ

YEARS THROWING 8+ years T&F and 1yr HG throwing

HOW DID YOU START IN HIGHLAND GAMES? I watched one as a kid living in England and have always been aware of them. After I was done competing at UA my collegiate coach (TJ Crater) got me, and a few of my teammates, started with them.

ATHLETIC BACKGROUND I have competed in 8 different sports since I was about 6. 8 of those years were throwing. I threw shot/weight/hammer for University of Arizona.

FAVORITE EVENT stones and sheaf

PR IN FAVORITE EVENT Braemar: 38ft 3in (12lbs); stone: 48ft 6in (8ish lbs); sheaf: 30ft

GAME ACCOLADES 3rd at my first Pleasanton championships 2022

FUNNY/UNIQUE HIGHLAND GAMES STORY Mostly just general tomfoolery. I was almost late to compete at the Tucson Highland Games last year because I forgot to wear shorts under my kilt…

Amarissa Handy
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