RALEIGH – NCDMV License and Theft Inspector Eric Frasure once again dominated the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games held Saturday, July 13, bringing home the first place award in Scottish heavy athletics.
To win the Grandfather Mountain Games, Frasure had to compete in the 16-pound stone throw, the 22-pound hammer throw, the 28-pound weight throw, the 56-pound weight throw for distance, the 56-pound weight throw over the bar, the sheaf toss and the caber toss.
Frasure has been competing in Scottish heavy athletics games since he was 14 years old. Over his 14-year athletic career, he broke amateur world records over 20 times prior to turning professional in 2007.
Currently, he holds two professional world records in the 56-pound weight for distance (49’10”) and the 20-pound sheaf toss (36’3”); and he is the former professional American record holder in the 22-pound hammer throw. Inspector Frasure’s professional accolades also include:
· 2005 – The first Highland amateur athlete to break a professional-level world record for the 56-pound weight for distance
· 2008 – International Highland Games Federation World Hammer Champion
· 2010 – Celtic Classic (a professional national championship) Runner-up
· 2008, 2011, and 2013 – Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Champion
Frasure began work with DMV’s License and Theft Bureau in February 2011. He works in the Charlotte office, where he routinely investigates vehicle theft and fraud, among other cases.
For more information about the Highland Games and Inspector Frasure’s participation, visit http://www.gmhg.org/ and http://www.grandfather.com/eric-frasure-earns-first-place-in-heavyweight-athletics/
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Photo caption and credit: Eric Frasure won the sheaf toss event in the Scottish Heavy Events at the Grandfather Mountain (NC) Highland Games on July 13, 2013. (Photo courtesy Grandfather Mountain Press by Skip Sickler.)