Musk-ox wrestling is is a test of strength competition consisting of two competitors trying to push each other out of a designated area.
The competitors kneel on the floor while supporting themselves on their shins and hands and tucking their heads under each other's collarbone and pressing against each other's shoulder. Upon signal, the competitors attempt to push each other out of the circle.
The competitor who is successful in forcing his or her opponent out of the circle is declared the winner. An elimination style tournament follows until there is an ultimate winner.
About Northern Games
The traditional Northern Games originate from the time when the Inuvialuit were still semi-nomadic and are played for both fun and survival, developing strength, endurance, and resistance to pain, or when groups from different areas visited.
Today, the annual Northern Games keeps the traditions of celebration, gathering, and sharing alive.