13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The American Experience Finalist
Man Vs. Hog
Hog wrestling has been fading from American culture, as concerns over animal cruelty caused many jurisdictions to ban it entirely. But the people of Crivitz, Wisconsin, have kept this messy and raucous tradition alive. Calling itself the hog wrestling capital of the world, this village of fewer than one thousand drew enormous crowds for its 30th annual hog wrestling competition on July 18th, 2015. In true American spirit, the audience always roots for the underdog with chants of “Pig! Pig! Pig!”
This photo is a finalist in The American Experience category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here
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