‘Thumbs Up’ for wrestling in Winona

Who knew there was a pent-up demand for thumb-wrestling in Winona?

River City Wrestling and Island City Brewing Company teamed up for the first annual thumb wrestling championship in the city on Saturday, known as the Thumbs Up Throw Down.

People showed up. Some dressed in wrestling gear, their hands and thumbs shoved through miniature wrestling rings.

There was a kid’s division.

Posted by Island City Brewing Company on Saturday, December 15, 2018

But at the end of the day, the championship match featured professional Minnesota wrestler Chris Steel

Terrific photos from the Winona Daily News here.