“If you are thinking about joining wrestling tournaments, of course your number one priority is to train and be ready, both physically and mentally. Make sure you have trained well enough to even join a wrestling competition, get your basics right and master some techniques that can help you win matches. Now in case you are about to join a wrestling tournament, or is already in one, here are some of the things that you need to remember in order to enjoy your every match and be the best that you can be out on the mat.
The first thing that you need to remember is always bring a pair of nail clippers. Wrestling tournaments are quite long enough, so be courteous of your opponent and of the rep and get your nails clipped even before the tournament starts.
To avoid bleacher butt make sure to bring one pillow with you in your wrestling bag. You want to be safe since there are a lot of wrestlers sitting on those bleachers. You may also want to try and walk around to keep your blood flowing since you will need it to thwart the bleacher pain.
Make sure that you put your name on all your wrestling equipment and even other things that you possess. There is a lot of wrestling equipment during a wrestling tournament that there is great risk that you may lose yours either by some other wrestler mistakenly thought that that equipment is his or hers or simply because of theft.
Don’t forget to bring healthy, energy snacks. In most wrestling tournaments what you will find are vendors selling junk food. You don’t want to feel lethargic due to consumption of greasy burgers and fries. This is important for high school wrestlers who are trying to monitor their weight. Fluctuating blood sugar levels can cause hunger and can lead to weight gain.
So that you don’t get bored waiting for your match, you can bring in something that can pass time. Bring books, handheld video games with earphones so as not to disturb other wrestlers and spectators, and even your homework!
These are some just of the things that you need to remember when you are in a wrestling tournament. Your main priority is to get into tip top shape and be ready for anything. By following these simple tips, you can make it through the down time of waiting for your next match and enjoy the tournament a little more.”