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Why shirtless?

Why do we want a shirtless uniform option for wrestling? A lot of guys simply find it more comfortable. Additionally, it's very traditional, having been used for much of the history of the sport. Today, submission wrestlers and mixed martial artists (who often employ a lot of grappling techniques) usually compete shirtless. With the rising popularity of events like UFC, having a similar uniform will appeal to many who may be considering the sport. In short, we think it will make wrestlers more comfortable and increase the popularity of the sport.

We are not proposing to mandate a shirtless uniform, guys who prefer can wear a rashguard with their shorts or trunks, or opt for a singlet.