Federal holiday. The king of wrestling “Wicki premier” celebrated in Sörenberg.

Federal holiday. The king of wrestling “Wicki premier” celebrated in Sörenberg.

For the first time, the canton of Lucerne has a wrestling king with Joel Wicki. On Wednesday evening, thousands of people welcomed the 25-year-old young man to his municipality of Sörenberg LU and celebrated him as it should.

Joel Wicki led the procession through the village of Sörgenberg with the winning bull Magnus

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Shortly after 7 p.m., Joel Wicki led the procession through the village of Sörgenberg with the winning bull Magnus. Thousands of people were massed along the route; applause and cheers rang out from the crowd. And everyone wanted to immortalize the new king of wrestling on their mobile phones.

It is an extremely pleasant feeling for him to see people come to celebrate it from his municipality, from Entlebuch, from the rest of the canton of Lucerne, from central Switzerland and from all over the country, Joël Wicki told Keystone-ATS. He didn’t expect it, it’s a great honor.

Ueli Maurer on site

Joël Wicki is only the second wrestler from central Switzerland to have won the title of king of wrestling, 36 years after Harry Knüsel. A delegation from the Lucerne Council of State attended the reception on Wednesday evening alongside Federal Councilor Ueli Maurer, who personally congratulated Joël Wicki on his success.

In his speech, Ueli Maurer called Joël Wicki “a king worthy of the name”. His way of wrestling is “unique”. We feel in him the pleasure of the fight and the respect of the adversary.

Wednesday evening, we yodelled, drank and ate. Nearly 5,000 grill sausages and cheese crusts were prepared, Flühli municipality president Hella Schnider told SRF. And the night in Sörenberg was to last a long time.

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