Terri James started competing in the Highland Games in 1999 after winning a national powerlifting title and seeing her husband compete in the games. After 4 years of traveling up and down the East Coast and introducing womens classes to many games attained a #1 ranking in the open womens class and had the honor of being selected to the co-ed North Team(North/South Challenge Cup) 2 times.
Upon turning 40 she was invited to the first womens MWC in Sprigfield,Illinois where sho won her first MWC. She would repeat 2004,and 2005 before taking a 11 year hiatus from MWC's. She still competed all across North America returning to MWC in 2016 where she won her 4th Title . Terri has competed in a staggering 226 highland games to date and has won over 216 games.As of writing she holds all 8 55+ World records as well as 1 WR in 45-49 class,and 3 in the 40-44 class. Terri is still active and presently coaches up and coming throwers in the New England Area
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The Scottish Masters Athletics International (SMAI) is organized and operated to foster international sports competition for charitable and cultural purposes. We are the exclusive sanctioning authority and host for the Masters World Championships (MWC) for the traditional Scottish Highland Games athletic competitions called the "Heavy Events."