The competitors in Holt’s Freestyle Alligator Competition dive into a deep pool where their deadly opponents await them for a 10-minute session of wrestling.
Competitors are scored in six categories: aggressiveness of the alligator, difficulty of the move, style, appearance, showmanship and water wrangling.
Holt is an American Indian whose family has wrestled alligators for generations. He said: “We do it the way it was done back then. That’s what this competition is. We’re recreating it as it would have been done in the wild. We have a deep water pit. These alligator wrestlers are going to jump in there. They’re going to show whatever skills they have.”
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