Samuel Giger is a Swiss wrestler and national gymnast who was born on March 24, 1998. At a very young age, the exceptional talent of Samuel Giger in the field of wrestling was noticed. He won a cantonal wrestling festival for the first time and it was in the adult category even though he was just 17 years old.
In the final fight, he fought and won over his opponent who was 14 years older. During the 2016 Federal Wrestling Festival, Samuel Giger was the proud winner of a Federal crown when he was 18 years old.
For the federal championship, he placed second. It must also be mentioned that at the 2019 Federal Wrestling and Alpine Festival in Zug, Samuel Giger placed 4th.
Samuel Giger has 29 wreath festival victories and these are 8 mountain festivals: Schwägalp 2016/18/19/21/22, Brünig 2023, Rigi 2021, Weissenstein 2018/19; 4 sub-association festivals: Northwest Swiss 2018 in Basel, Northeast Swiss 2017/2021/2022; 16 cantons: 2 Zurich (2016/Watt, 2018/Hausen), 3 Schaffhausen (2015/Guntmadingen, 2017/Herblingen, 2021/Thayngen), 1 Graubünden-Glarner 2022 in Untervaz, 2 Glarus-Bündner (2017/Niederurnen, 2023/Elm), 1 Appenzeller 2017 in Teufen, 3 Thurgauer (2018/Lengwil, 2021/Amriswil, 2022/Müllheim), 2 St. Gallen (2018/Tübach, 2021/Kaltbrunn), as well as 1 Solothurn 2021 in Matzendorf and 1 Baselstädtisches 2022) [1 ] and several final round participations (Northeast Swiss Wrestling Festival 2016 in Wattwil, Schwarzseeschwinget 2021 and Thurgauer Cantonal Festival 2016 in Märwil).
The Swiss Wrestling Association’s official annual points list, Samuel Giger was ranked 7th in 2019. He shared his festival victory with Damian Ott and Fabian Staudenmann after he had won against Bernese Wrestling king Kilian Wenger.
This was during Kilchberger Schwinget 2021.
Samuel Giger Family
It is interesting to note that Samuel Giger was born into a family of wrestlers from Appenzellerland. He spent most of his childhood days in the Canton of Thurgau. It is important to note that the father of Samuel Giger was Emil Giger.
Emil Giger was a well-known Appenzell 2-time Swiss wreath winner and had also won at Cantonal festivals multiple times.
Samuel Giger’s uncle, Max Giger was also said to be an experienced and technically inclined cantonal and sub-association wreath swinger.
His mother also has her origin from a family of wrestlers including Ruedi Grossmann, a well-known Bernese top wrestler. The brother of the mother of Samuel Giger was also a federal crown winner.