Virginia Scottish Games - August 31 & September 1, 2013

2012 Professional Athletes

Eric Frasure

ERic Frasure - Hammer VSG 2010

Hailing from Charlotte, NC with is wife, Megan, we have known Eric since he started competing as a teenager with his father and have watched him grow both in the sport and personally.  He is now a law enforcement agent.  He is a former college athlete who enjoys cooking when he is not hard at work.

Age: 26 
Height:  6'4"
Weight:  265 lbs
Years Competing in Heavy Athletics:  12

Kearney Smith

Kearney Smith - Heavy Weight Toss 


 Gerard Benderoth

Gerard Benderoth - Sheaf


 Mike Nease

Mike Nease throwing caber

 Mike Nease is from Parrottsville, TN where he is a high school teacher and football coach.  He says his favorite event is caber.  He played in three professional football leagues-NFL, USFL, Arena football, has competed in powerlifting and strongman competitions.  Mike had the #1 deadlift in the nation in 2005 at 866 lbs.  He held the 18 deadlift record in 2004 at 1015 lbs.  This has since been broken.  He loves to mountain bike with his wife Angela and dog Milo.  Fall of the year centers around football, coaching and going to see his son Steven's games at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where, by the way, he wears the same number that Mike wore when he played there.

   2013 Dates will be August 31 - September 1, 2013 

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