With wrestling season starting back up, it's a good time to start pushing for a shirtless uniform option again. So, I'd like to present some further arguments in favor of a shirtless wrestling uniform, based on current precedent.
There is currently no requirement for guys to keep their shirts on or singlets up at wrestling tournaments. Wrestlers are frequently seen on the sidelines with their singlets peeled down to the waist.
Wrestling teams frequently have their team pictures taken shirtless.
Shirtless team pictures are even common on official publications, posters, banners, websites, etc.
Wrestlers frequently train shirtless as well. Body contact while wrestling isn't really an issue, as guys often wrestle each other shirtless in training, as well as engaging in non-contact training shirtless.
So why shouldn't wrestlers be able to get on the mat shirtless in shorts or trunks if they want to? For more reasons supporting a shirtless wrestling uniform, see my previous post Wrestling. If you really want to see shirtless uniform options approved, talk to your coach and see Petitioning for a Shirtless Wrestling Uniform Option.
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