Wrestling continued to increase in popularity as it found its way to America
by way of the early colonists. The sport was also quite popular among Native Americans. The “catch-as-catch-can” style finally developed into the modern form of collegiate wrestling today.
The first national wrestling tournament took place in New York City in 1988. The first modern-day Olympic Wrestling Match was held in 1904 in Saint Louis, Missouri. The first NCAA Wrestling Championships were held in 1912 in Ames, Iowa.
The first thing you should do is measure your foot to determine your normal shoe size. A typical pair of wrestling shoes will generally run one half to one full size larger than your normal shoes. Keep in mind that your new wrestling shoes will probably stretch somewhat after a few practices. Remember, the fit should be fairly snug.
When shopping for wrestling shoes, you can rely on “battle-tested brands” such as Asics, Nike, Adidas, Infinity, and Brute. You can purchase these popular brand name shoes online or at typical “brick and mortar” stores. A good quality-wrestling shoe will normally last a year or two. It all depends on how much you