Cynthia Morrison tosses a caber at the professional Highland Games in Scotland. She is a graduate of Lockwood Valley?s American Jousting Alliance.
It took fifteen years to be noticed at ‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not!’ but former strength athlete Cynthia Morrison has finally landed a spot in the popular publication.
Morrison is a graduate of the American Jousting Alliance, located in Lockwood Valley. She is the retired International Women’s Jousting Champion for 1999 and 2000.
Ripley’s notes that during the summer of 1994 Morrison traveled to Scotland to become the first woman to compete equally with the professional Highland Games athletes there. These games consist of such events as the Caber Toss, Hammer Throw, Weight Throw and Stone Putt. Morrison, now 49 and retired from strength sports, reports she still challenges herself “just for fun.” Last October, she said, during her Wild West show she pulled a three ton Chevrolet pickup truck for 112 feet with only her ponytail.
Morrison, is a professional knife thrower with human target and a whip artist as well as fire eater and professional stunt consultant. She now lives in Florida but says she plans to visit the Mountain Communities this month, perhaps for the Lilac Festival parade. The Sprin Jousting Festival is scheduled for May 22 at Tait Ranch on Frazier Mountain Park Road in Frazier Park.
–Staff of the Mountain Enterprise
This is part of the May 08, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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