"Summer wrestlers make winter champions” (or “Summer wrestling makes winter champions") is a popular wrestling adage. “Summer wrestling makes winter champions” was cited in 2002 and “Summer wrestlers make Winter Champions” was cited in 2005. It’s not known who first used the saying.
“Skiers are made in the summer” is a similar saying about another sport.
October 17, 2002
So get out there and wrestle because…
SUMMER WRESTLING MAKES WINTER CHAMPIONS
02-25-2005, 05:19 PM
Glad to see that you enjoy the sport. I love it too. I’ll be wrestling 189 next year too. I wrestled 152, 160, and 171 this year. It was my first year for high school, I did modified programs but for stupid reason I didn’t wrestle my freshman and sophomore years. I think I’m going to J Robinsons Intensive Camp this summer and I’m definitely going to some tournaments, it’s a good idea for you too.
“Summer wrestlers make Winter champions.”
Eight Bucs heading to Huntington
BY MATT FUCHS 2/20/06
Firen, Kelby and Reid proved that “Summer Wrestling Makes Winter Champions”
Northern Arizona Grapplers
wednesday, june 25, 2008
Summer Wrestlers make Winter Champions!
Congratulations Western State Participants!
Day 1 of summer strength and conditioning. Summer workouts make winter champions.
10:57 AM - 7 Jul 2009
summer wrestling makes winter champions
10:48 PM - 17 Jul 2009
Publication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press
ESM youngsters do well in state tournament
Mar 9, 2010 1:25 PM
By Drew Budd
There’s an old saying that Eastport South Manor’s varsity wrestling head coach Nick Garone likes to use when he talks about the importance of off-season training: summer wrestlers make winter champions.
Summer Wrestlers Make Winter Champions <3
3:19 PM - 18 May 2010
Alaska Dispatch News
‘Summer wrestlers make winter champions’
July 12, 2011
“Summer wrestlers make winter champions,” Ritchie said. “Typically the ones in this are in the state finals or state champs.”
Valdez Wrestling (Santa Ana, CA)
May 1, 2012
The Importance of Summer Wrestling
When I was in Junior High School, I used to watch my older brother compete at his high school wrestling meets. There was a corny quote that I often read on the back of people’s t-shirts when I would go to these meets. It said, “Summer wrestlers make winter champions.” It wasn’t until a few years later that I would really understood the truth behind that quote.
Marysville (KS) Advocate
Mat camp focuses on many drills, skills
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 11:29 AM CDT
Three days of wrestling camp were spent on skills, technique and getting time on the mat for practice and review.
At least 50 youths participated in one of two sessions Marysville High School wrestling coach Cole Fredrickson ran each morning.
“The old adage is that summer wrestling makes winter champions,” Fredrickson said.