High school wrestlers get a new uniform option. Is the singlet down for the count?
May 07, 2017


The wrestling singlet is as iconic as it is unique. But will it soon be extinct?

That’s the worry of some traditionalists after the National Federation of State High School Associations, which governs high school wrestling, officially approved an alternative two-piece uniform this week.

Beginning next season, high school wrestlers will have an alternative to the singlet: a form-fitting compression shirt paired with either compression shorts or a looser pair similar to those worn by MMA fighters. The idea, according to the federation, is to make the sport more appealing to young people who may be turned off by the singlet.