For the third straight year, the top high school wrestlers in the U.S. will be competing on EZ Flex mats this October in the 2016 Super 32 Challenge, the country’s most elite pre-season tournament. As the Official Mat of Super 32, EZ Flex will be supplying 12 new lightweight wrestling mats for the competition.
Run by tournament directors David Barker and Sara Koenig, Super 32 began as regional tournament to help raise money for a local high school wrestling program. The ‘Super 32’ name was adopted in 1999, after the North Carolina rankings that Barker publishes yearly. Super 32, now in its 18th year, is known for having the deepest and most diverse field of the pre-season wrestling tournaments. Eight of the 2016 NCAA Div I Wrestling Championships finalists had competed in Super 32 during their High School career, and nearly 250 wrestlers that participated in 2015’s Super 32 later won a state title.
Each year, EZ Flex makes the mats used in the tournament available for sale to local wrestling programs at a discounted price, with the ability to customize the mat with their own colors and artwork. Thanks to unprecedented demand, all 12 mats for this year’s tournament have been pre-sold in the months leading up to the event, at an average discount of more than $1,000. Orders are already being taken for tournaments later in the season, such as the NCWA Nationals, and numerous state high school championships.
The 2016 Super 32 Challenge, “Battle for the Belt”, takes place October 15-16, in Greensboro, North Carolina. For more information, visit super32.com.