All wrestlers are required to wear wrestling shoes. Good wrestlers are in constant motion and having good traction on the mat prevents injuries. Wrestling shoes should NOT be worn outside. This will help keep the wrestling mat clean and free from damage.
A wrestler’s uniform is called a singlet and should be worn at tournaments and club matches. During practice, a wrestler will typically wear a T-shirt and shorts or sweatpants; however, they must not be too loose fitting or have buttons, zippers, pockets or other items that could cause injury to a wrestler or damage to the wrestling mat. We encourage all wrestlers to dress appropriately as the wrestling mat is a costly investment that we to keep in good shape.
Headgear is not required during practice, but highly recommended during live wrestling activities. Headgear must be worn at tournaments and club matches.
Any wrestler with hair below their shoulders needs to wear a hairnet during tournaments. The coach will determine if a hairnet is required during practice.
Any wrestler with braces will be required to wear a mouth guard. Mouth guards are optional for other wrestlers, but highly recommended for wrestlers during tournaments and matches.
You may check with our Board Members for used shoes and headgear. Wrestlers who wish to donate used shoes or headgear may do so by notifying any of our Board Members. If you take anything from the donation box, you should treat them with disinfectant/antiseptic or wash them with a mild detergent in hot water and hang them to dry before using them.
Wrestling equipment (i.e. headgear, kneepads, shoes, hygiene kits, etc.) is available at most local sporting goods stores. Wrestling equipment is also available for purchase at most tournaments. There are a number of online stores that specialize in wrestling equipment. See some of these links below.