Toe wrestling

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Toe wrestling is a sport involving two opponents who lock toes and attempt to pin each other's feet down, similar to arm wrestling.


The game was invented in Wetton, Staffordshire in 1976, by a landlord wanted to invent a new sport for the United Kingdom to win in.[1]

The World Toe Wrestling Championship has been held annually since 1994 at The Royal Oak in Wetton.[2] The most notable player is Alan "Nasty" Nash, the current world champion.[3] Lisa "Twinkletoes" Shenton is a women’s world champion.[1]

In 2018 Alan Nash and Ben "Toe-tal Destruction" Woodroffe, second in the world at toe wrestling,[2] brought the rights to toe wrestling,[2] looking to widen the sport.


Toe wrestling is similar to arm wrestling. To play, players must take off their shoes and socks as the game is played with bare feet. Players must link toes and each player's foot must touch flat on the other person's 2 out of 3 rounds. Rounds are played first with the right foot, then left, and right again if necessary.

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  1. ^ a b "World Toe Wrestling Championship held in Derbyshire". BBC News. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "Have strong toes? Competitors wanted for World Toe Wrestling Championships". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Meet Alan 'Nasty' Nash, 14-time toe wrestling world champion". Retrieved 14 June 2022.