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NASGA was founded in 1976 and is dedicated to the promotion and understanding of Scottish Heavy Events competition in North America and to inform athletes, judges, officials, and all other interested persons of news and results of Scottish Highland Games held throughout North America.

Who is NASGA?

NASGA basically consists of two people, Jim Pauli and Kurt Pauli (father and son). Here is some information about them:

Jim Pauli - Professional Heavy Events Judge
Saxonburg, PA
  • Competed in Olympic style weightlifting from from '68 to '76 with two Pennsylvania State Championships in '72 and '76 and Masters Olympic weightlifting from '83 to '90 with two National Championships in '83 and '88.
  • Competed in Masters T&F from '76 to '89 in the shot, discus, hammer and weight.
  • Competed for 18 years as a professional in the Heavy Events from '76 to '94.
  • Professional athletics judge in the Highland Games from '95 to present.

  • Kurt Pauli - Professional Heavy Events Athlete
    Westland, MI
  • Competed in Olympic style weightlifting from 1984-1996.
  • Competed as an amateur in the Heavy Events from 1990-1992.
  • Won the East Coast Amateur Championships in 1992.
  • Competed from 1992 to present as a professional in the Heavy Events.

  • What Does NASGA Do?

    We provide information on the web site to athletes, judges, organizers and fans. This information is usually in the form of schedules, results, rankings, rules, records, and news. We are not an organization that people join - we simply provide information.

    NASGA Does Not:
  • Hold or sanction competitions
  • Have any members
  • Collect dues
  • Control any competitions or athletes
  • Certify Judges

  • The rankings come from the Games results that have been entered into a database through this web site. If an athlete or organizer wants their results on our web site they must enter them into the database.

    Where Did This Web Site Come From?

    The web site was created and is maintained by Kurt Pauli. The web site is paid for by NASGA. All information on the site has been gathered and organized by NASGA and is copyrighted unless otherwise stated.

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