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November Athlete Spotlight: Jarvina Routt, Pro Highland Games Thrower

If you’re not familiar with Jarvina Routt, you should be! She holds the world record for the 3rd furthest throw in women’s history (28lbs at a whopping 52’1″) in addition to having won the Women’s National Lightweight Championship in 2018! She’s a force to be reckoned with, and I have had the personal pleasure of seeing her compete in person here in southern California as she is a SoCal native.

Jarvina’s love of throwing goes all the way back to her high school years when she competed on the track and field team. After she was encouraged to attend a local Highland Game and competed for the first time in 2015, a whole new chapter of her life opened up! She describes the Highland Games community as a warm and welcoming one in which she often speaks about all of the life-long friendships and relationships she has created.

You can find Jarvina competing in Highland Games all across the U.S. in addition to competing in bonnie Scotland! She proudly sports the U.S. Marine tartan in honor of her father who served, and she loves to help athletes train and grow by helping them find practice groups. She is truly an ambassador for the sport and for the Highland Games community!

Listen to Jarvina’s interview on the Celebrating Scotland podcast here or by using the player below!


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Genesis Moss Keefer

Genesis Moss Keefer

My name is Genesis, and I'm an American of Scottish descent. I am also the creator of and the host of the Celebrating Scotland podcast! Like most of you, I have a passion for my Scottish heritage and ancestral history. When not traveling to different Highland Games and Festivals across southern California, you can usually find me listening to bagpipes and drinking Guinness. I have a Master's degree in Scottish Heritage from the University of Aberdeen in addition to being a Fellow with the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. I am also a member of the Scottish American Athletics Association in addition to Scottish Heritage USA, and the Clan Campbell Society of North America.
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