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Islendingadagurinn 2013

Spectators watch the Islendingadunk competition at the Gimli Harbour during the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba Saturday. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The Islendingadunk competition entails two people sitting on a soap-covered beam while hitting each other with sponge-filled sacks. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
If you fall in the water, you lose. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Both male and female competitors had a go at the Islendingadunk. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
It's the soap-covered beam that makes winning a round quite difficult. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Many a competitor was dunked. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Sometimes both competitors end up in the water. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Defending champ Paul
Paul May
Lola Maier, 2, from Vancouver, peeks through an over-sized game of Connect Four at Islendingadagurinn. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Colton Boulanger, 4, does his best Viking impersonation. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Tracy Stubbert (a.k.a. Grimnir), a member of Vikings Vinland — a group made up of members from across Canada, the U.S. and Europe — stands in the Viking Village at the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba in Gimli. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Members of Vikings Vinland battle one another during a demonstration. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Dodge! Parry! Thrust! Etc.! (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Alas, this Viking hath been smote. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A member of Vikings Vinland speaks with visitors to the Viking Village. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Members of Vikings Vinland charge into battle wielding pool noodles to fight a group of very dangerous children. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Daniel Stipanovic, 5, seems pretty handy with a pool noodle, as several defeated members of Vikings Vinland lay at his feet after battle. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The group of dangerous children were later seen threatening unsuspecting Ammas with pool noodle swords in an attempt to scare up some vinarterta. (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Spectators watch the Islendingadunk competition at the Gimli Harbour during the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba Saturday. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The Islendingadunk competition entails two people sitting on a soap-covered beam while hitting each other with sponge-filled sacks. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
If you fall in the water, you lose. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Both male and female competitors had a go at the Islendingadunk. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
It's the soap-covered beam that makes winning a round quite difficult. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Many a competitor was dunked. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Sometimes both competitors end up in the water. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Defending champ Paul "The Albino Rhino" looks cool and collected while defeating another opponent, - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Paul May "The Albino Rhino" defeats Greg "Scrawny Kid" Jordan to win his fourth consecutive title. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Lola Maier, 2, from Vancouver, peeks through an over-sized game of Connect Four at Islendingadagurinn. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Colton Boulanger, 4, does his best Viking impersonation. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Tracy Stubbert (a.k.a. Grimnir), a member of Vikings Vinland — a group made up of members from across Canada, the U.S. and Europe — stands in the Viking Village at the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba in Gimli. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Members of Vikings Vinland battle one another during a demonstration. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Dodge! Parry! Thrust! Etc.! - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Alas, this Viking hath been smote. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
A member of Vikings Vinland speaks with visitors to the Viking Village. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Members of Vikings Vinland charge into battle wielding pool noodles to fight a group of very dangerous children. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
Daniel Stipanovic, 5, seems pretty handy with a pool noodle, as several defeated members of Vikings Vinland lay at his feet after battle. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
The group of dangerous children were later seen threatening unsuspecting Ammas with pool noodle swords in an attempt to scare up some vinarterta. - (TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

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