Hall of Fame
Dan DeWeltJoplin, Missouri
Consummate Highland Athlete
Dan DeWelt began his throwing career as a child and progressed to throwing bricks, cement blocks and scrap iron as a teenager. After unofficially breaking the National Junior College discus record with a 182’ throw at a bodyweight of 195#, he discovered weightlifting, both Olympic style and Powerlifting, and eventually won the Oklahoma Weight Lifting Championships. An inventor (Super Wraps) and publisher (Powerlifting News and Heavy Events), Dan found the Highland Games later in life.
In his long throwing career, Dan has accumulated numerous top throws, in multiple events, across four age groups. Known for his willingness to assist any athlete who asks, with any aspect of their throws, Dan is an excellent technical thrower who works hard not only at staying strong, but at being a student of throwing.