A wrestling singlet (or simply singlet) is a one-piece, tight-fitting, colored uniform, usually made of spandex/lycra, or nylon, used in amateur wrestling. The uniform is tight fitting so as not to get grasped accidentally by one’s opponent, and allows the referee to see each wrestler’s body clearly when awarding points or a pin.
|Singlet Size||Athlete Weight (lbs)||Singlet Size||Athlete Weight (lbs)|
|YS||40 – 55 (4XS)||4XS||Under 50|
|YM||55 – 75 (3XS)||3XS||50-65|
|YL||79 – 95 (2XS)||2XS||65-75|
|XS||95 – 115||XS||75-97|
|S||115 – 135||Small||97-110|
|M||135 – 160||Medium||110-135|
|L||160 – 190||Large||135-154|
|XL||190 – 220||XL||154-176|
The singlet is a standard competition uniform for collegiate, freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. It consists of a single piece of stretch fabric that covers the upper legs and torso, much resembling the one-piece bathing suits of the late 1800 and early 1900s. But your singlet is not generally enough to remain comfortable and appropriate during competition.What goes on under your singlet is also important.
Wearing just one layer of stretch fabric to competition leaves very little to the imagination. To avoid embarrassing themselves and others, wrestlers usually wear some kind of undergarment — most frequently underpants or a jock strap. Female wrestlers will also wear a T-shirt or sports bra for the same reasons.
Wrestling is not only a contact sport — it’s a combat sport. This means the potential for injury is higher than in many other activities. Protecting the softest parts of your body is a priority. For men, a groin cup is a common addition to the singlet uniform — though since their advent in the early 2000s, many wrestlers prefer to simply wear compression shorts. Women will sometimes wear female groin protection, but this is less common than for males. Women do frequently put on a thicker sports bra to avoid discomfort in the chest, but rigid breast protection cups are too uncomfortable to wear while grappling.