In like a Laamb - Sand and Sufism in Senegalese Wrestling

Senegalese wrestling follows traditions that date back centuries to the earliest fishing villages. Wrestling on the beach was a way to pass spare time, and neighboring villages would stage competitions where champions might take home prizes of livestock while competing for the honor of their home town.

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Kim Drobes
A Shucking Great Competition

While American oyster enthusiasts might debate the qualities of the East Coast vs. West Coast, or the appeal of Appalachicola Bay, Florida against the coast of Maine, the real oyster contest is found across the Atlantic, in Galway Ireland.

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Shawn Taylor
Winning at Dragon Con 2018

Every year over the Labor Day weekend, thousands of pop culture enthusiasts descend upon downtown Atlanta, Georgia to celebrate every form of fandom imaginable in the massive pop culture celebration known as Dragon Con.

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Shawn Taylor
Boxwars!

Boxwars started out in 2002 as a way for two brothers and their friends to have a fun, cheap creative outlet through mock-medieval battles using homemade cardboard armor and weapons.

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Shawn Taylor
Sweden's Annual Fotrally

Like a real- life cross between the movie Speed and the old endurance dance competitions where the last couple standing won the prize, once a year Swedish competitors follow Stephen King’s inspiration for a grueling long distance competition.

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Kim Drobes