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Sunkist Kids Wrestling


Kendall Cross
1996 Champion

Since 1976, The Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club has been fueling the dream of thousands of Olympic Hopefuls in the sport of wrestling. Art Martori, an accomplished wrestler himself, set out to start & fund an organization that would enable an elite, aspiring wrestler to maintain a singular focus on their goal of reaching the pinnacle of the sport. It started as an idea in one man’s mind, and over time, it has become the lifeline and safe haven for America’s greatest combatants. For 40 years, Sunkist has been the backbone and consistent pillar for wrestling on a national level. Thanks to Martori and Sunkist, names like Jordan Burroughs, Cael Sanderson, John Smith, Dave Schultz, Kenny Monday, Kevin Jackson, Henry Cejudo, Rulon Gardner, Zeke Jones, Tricia Saunders, Mark Schultz, and Sammie Henson were able to pursue their World & Olympic Gold Medals without any distraction; or any excuse to give anything less than their best.


Dave Schultz, 1984 Champion

30+ Club National Titles. 150+ US Open Champions. 60+ World Medalists. 15+ World Champions. 8 Olympic Champions. Sunkist Kids celebrates 40 years of unwavering commitment to excellence; the quest for Olympic glory and wrestling immortality. For so many, Sunkist has been a vehicle that allows them to chase the "impossible", "unthinkable" achievements in wrestling. Because of Sunkist, impossible is nothing; and that mindset has permeated our culture in the American wrestling community and put us on the map globally as one of the most reputable wrestling countries in the world. Many young American wrestlers believe the next Olympic Champion is looking at them in the mirror. Make no mistake, Sunkist helped instill this belief. It is that generosity and ambition that has fueled tremendous growth in wrestling at the grass roots level. Where would our sport be without organizations like Sunkist Kids supporting the best America has to offer? Many Sunkist wrestlers and coaches have gone on to be legendary competitors, world class coaches at all levels, and executive leaders driving growth and modernization for the world’s oldest and greatest sport. The impact is unimpeachable. For the American Wrestling Community, it is certainly something worth celebrating.

 

Art, Jill, Carol, Kim & Sue Martori

Rudis is proud partner with the Martori Family and the Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club to commemorate and honor 4 decades of leadership and excellence in American Wrestling. Clearly, Sunkist shares the founding elements of Rudis; that anything worth pursuing deserves a passion and vigor for a person that can only be explained as their "Way Of Life".

A portion of every purchase of Sunkist Apparel supports the Sunkist Kids Athletes and Coaches in their quest for Olympic Gold.

Rudis. Sunkist. A Way Of Life.

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