The Lion's Roar

International Sports: Caber Toss

After successfully holding the caber and taking a few strides forward, the athlete tosses the caber into the air in hopes of a good landing. Caber tossing was one of the several sports played at the Louisiana Highland Games and Celtic Festival.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

As one of several traditional Celtic games, caber tossing tests athletes’ strength, balance and coordination. Caber tossing originated in Scotland, and although the exact date of origin is unknown, an article by Collins dictionary cites “tossing of ye barr” to be first mentioned in 1574 at a milita...