Although you may have heard otherwise, no, you don’t have to wear “those leotard-tights things” in practice. Normal practice attire is a t-shirt and shorts. The wrestling singlet has been the standard uniform for competition since the 1960s; before that, most people just wrestled shirtless.
If you’ve wrestled for more than just a few days, you’ve probably figured out that a huge part of wrestling is the sock game. Because really, who wants to wrestle in boring socks? Believe it or not, our wrestling socks have consistently been some of our most popular items over the years.
Although a great pair of headgear is usually all you need to keep your ear safe, often there ways to customize or add to your headgear get the most out of it. In some cases, there may be certain accessories that are actually required for you to wear in competition.