New two-piece uniforms get rave reviews from coaches, wrestlers
January 30, 2018


Last spring, the National Federation of State High School Associations approved a change recommended by its wrestling rules committee.

It allowed competitors a choice.

Rather than a requirement for singlets, teenagers could opt for a “two-piece uniform consisting of compression shorts or shorts designed for wrestling and a form-fitted compression shirt,” the NFHS clarified in a public statement.

Many immediately supported the alteration. A number of local coaches have expressed a need for openness towards uniforms. One main rationale from mat bosses is the traditional singlet may actually steer upperweights from participation.