Schwingen is fought as a duel between two physically powerful competitors and has its own rules, grips and throws. The nationally-acclaimed Bösen (“wicked ones” - the best wrestlers) from throughout Switzerland pit their strength at Schwingen festivals. The champion wrestler is chosen at the national wrestling and Alpine festivals held every 3 years. Schwingen differs from competition wrestling inasmuch as all the grips are fixed and the wrestlers wear jerseys or shirts and long trousers over which short wrestling pants made of jute are worn. The legs of these pants are rolled up to form a handle.