A traditional festival of epic proportions, the triennial federal Schwing- und Alplerfest (Wrestling and Alpine Games Festival) in late August, saw a new wrestling hero crowned king. Twenty-year-old Killian Wenger (above) from the Berner Oberland beat out a stiff competition of 281 brawny opponents--including three-time winner Jorg Abderhalden--to become 2010's Schwingen Konig.
With enough holds, throws and body slams to impress even a World Wrestling Entertainment fan, Wenger bested his competition, finishing with 79 out of a possible 80 points. His prize? A trophy bull, with enough muscle to rival the wrestling king's own impressive 100 kilos.
Over 250,000 spectators attended the three-day festival in Frauenfeld, Canton Thurgau, 25 per cent more than were...