Wrestling Shoes - we cannot provide wrestling shoes to everyone. We have a few old pairs to loan out, but you need to eventually purchase your own. Don't spend more than $50 to start out. The internet is your best bet unless you want to chance it at Academy around the corner.
Practice clothes - you need several sets of clean practice clothes in your locker every day. T-shirt and shorts are appropriate, but some prefer sweatpants and/or long sleeve shirts. Be comfortable. The program will provide you with one set of clothes. The rest is your responsibility.
Shower materials. You need anti-bacterial body soap and a body scrubber. We will provide clean towels for everyone every day.
Headgear - properly fitted and secured headgear is mandatory before checking in for any competition. It is highly recommended for all mat practice. We will provide you with headgear each year. If you want your own, you can purchase it, but it must be Cliff Keen Signature style and Navy, Orange, or White only.
Competition Singlet - we provide both boys and girls with appropriate and legal competition singlets. You can only wear the school issued one in UIL competition. If you wrestle in a club, you cannot use any school issued equipment in club practices or competitions nor can you wear your club gear in UIL/SLHS competition. You are welcome to wear your club gear in practice if you like.
Undergarments - during weigh-ins, boys and girls weigh in separately, but stripping down to naked is not legal or acceptable. Boys must have a suitable undergarment that covers the entire front of the groin as well as all of the buttocks. Girls must also have an undergarment that covers the front of the groin and all of the buttocks, but girls must also have an appropriate undergarment that covers the breasts. During competitions, undergarments must be worn under the singlet for both boys and girls. Any undergarment that extends beyond the singlet must be solid in color and unadorned without any design or maker's mark. Socks should also be solid and unadorned. Undergarments will not be provided by SLHS Wrestling.
Mouthguards - mouth guards are recommended for all wrestlers in practice and competitions, but they are mandatory during a competition for any wrestler with metal dental work on the outside of their teeth. If there is metal work on the top and lower teeth, then the mouthguard must cover both the top and the bottom teeth. Mouthguards will not be provided by SLHS Wrestling and they may not be shared. A moldable mouthguard is recommended. It is also recommended that you purchase your required mouthguard well in advance of competition so you can get used to it or replace it if it is too uncomfortable to use.