For the third time in AAU’s history, the James E. Sullivan Award was presented to two cowinners: Sabrina Ionescu and Spencer Lee. The virtual ceremony was hosted by Denny Lennon on his podcast Sports Stories on Wednesday, April 29.
There’s a moment in every wrestling match when you know you’re going to win. When your opponent loses focus for one second, makes one misstep, and suddenly, there’s your opening. You go in for the takedown. You hold for the pin. And the ref raises your arm: victorious!
But how do you get there? How do you become faster, stronger, and smarter than the competition? It takes hard work, passion for the sport, and top wrestling gear. So, check out our top picks for this year’s best wrestling gear and get ready to dominate this season.
Top Wrestling Shoes
As with any sport, shoes are one of the most important pieces of gear so make sure you take your time finding the shoe that’s right for you. (If you’re not sure how they should fit, check out this blog post.) Scroll through our top three picks below to read more on the Nike Hypersweep, the adidas Adizero Varner 2, and the ASICS® JB Elite IV.
Your unique game breaks the mold. And even when you’re not working on your game, you want standout styles that celebrate who you are. You need that perfect combination of comfort and style 24/7, so you can always look good, feel good, and play great.
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Lightweight and lightning fast, the Freek uses rubberized medial and lateral traction zones to help you strike from every angle.
Nike Inflict 3
The full-length, double-lasted midsole in the Nike Inflict 3 is designed to keep your feet low to the mat for supreme control against any opponent.
Asics Aggressor 3
This shoe’s DuoSole® outsole features molded teeth that grip the mat, delivering traction you can trust and explosive movement when you attack.
ASICS JB Elite III
Made to match Jordan Burroughs’ fast and aggressive style, the JB Elite III delivers versatile speed and a distraction-free fit for championship-level performances.
Adidas AdiZero Varner 2
As dangerous on the mat as their namesake, these shoes use aggressive drive zones to grip the mat and launch you forward, keeping you one step ahead of your opponent.
Adidas Mat Wizard
Designed with the help of “Magic Man” David Taylor, the Mat Wizard gives you a snug, sock-like fit and plenty of support so you can always be in attack mode.
Cliff Keen Signature Headgear
Prepare for battle with Cliff Keen Signature Headgear which has fully adjustable four-strap construction and a lightweight fit that won’t slow you down.
ASICS Gel II Sleeve
A minimal pad with maximum protection, the ASICS Gel II Sleeve offers superior comfort so you can stay focused on your match.
Nike Grappler Elite Wrestling Singlet
The comfortable fit of the Nike Grappler Elite Wrestling Singlet features a cooling back and lower-leg panels to help eliminate distractions so you can focus on what matters – winning.
Shock Doctor Gel Max Mouth Guard
Looking for a reliable mouth guard that delivers protection, comfort, and a personalized fit? Look no further. The Shock Doctor Gel Max Mouth Guard is as good as it gets.