Sheaf Toss

A bundle of straw or bailing twine (the sheaf) weighing 20 pounds for the men, 16 pounds for amateur/masters and 10 pounds for the women is wrapped in a burlap bag and is tossed vertically with a pitchfork over a raised bar much like that used in pole vaulting. A height of 25+ ft in a respective class is very respectable.
Each athlete is given 3 attempts at each height. Fail 3 in a row and it’s off to the pub!
Within the last 5 years 2 Canadian records were set within the province of Manitoba.