While winning takes place on the field, they say champions are made in the offseason.
That's why over a hundred area wrestlers took a break from their summer break to work on their craft.
Area teams and individuals spent the last week at Darton State's Cavalier Arena for the first ever Fellowship of Christian Athletes south Georgia wrestling camp.
Wrestlers worked on their skills as well as competed against one another. Practices were run by former Olympic wrestling coach Mike McArthur and others.
FCA area director Danny Broyles says the camp just provides the wrestlers another opportunity to receive coaching.
"It's kind of like molding and shaping. If a sculptor wants to make something, he's going to touch it a lot. And the more touches these kids get, the better they're going to be at their craft," Broyles says. "It's another set of eyes that can pore into them from a different direction."
While the FCA hopes the wrestlers grew their skill set on the mat, they also hope they've made a difference in their lives.
"This is a battle that happens on the mat in three minutes. Your life is going to be from here until forever," says Broyles. "So we want to help them establish what they need now, so that they'll be the better citizen in four, five, or ten years."
FCA says they are happy with the week's turnout, and plan to continue the camp next summer, possibly even expanding it to a full week.