Panthers, we are looking to update our look for the next decade and are looking to YOU the fans and alumni to help us. We want to pay homage to all the designs of the past 50 years and add elements from your favorite uniforms. All we ask is please fill out the survey below and tell us your all time favorite designs. Feel free to comment below and tell us what you think. Winners will be announced 9/13/19
The polls have closed and we are excited to announce our top fine singlet designs of all time!
#5 2015 (Away)
Coming in 5th in the first design from the Lancaster era. These were initially based on the now defunct Eastern Michigan University uniform with the added silver accent on the back. The Panther head logo was brought back after years of using the Carolina Panthers mascot to give it a retro feel.
#4 2010's (Finals)
#4 is the most controversial of our designs. Loved by the athletes and loathed by the fans, these all-white singlets are only used for special occasions. That being said, anyone that has wore these finals singlets know they are special.
#3 2018 (Middle School)
#3 on the list was designed for one purpose: How do we get kids to come out and try wrestling? The only 2 piece that made the list, these all silver uniforms are intentionally flashy to encourage the middle school athletes to continue to try the sport.
#2 2018 (Home)
Runner up on the list is our new home singlets. While the initial idea of "home" and "away" singlet designs was to prolong the life of the singlet, this design based on the Purdue singlets from the same era quickly became a fan favorite.
#1 2000's (Late)
Our winner is the late 2000's singlet. From the Pope era, these were only in circulation for a few seasons, But that didn't stop them from becoming a cult classic. The stark black and white design made the wrestler stand out on the mat.
On our first initial research, we missed 2 sets of uniforms. Here they are posthumously:
1990's (All Black)
From the mid-1990s, the Nadolsky era all black singlets were worn by arguably our best wrestlers in school history (including 3 state champs). This simple design marked the beginning of using Lycra uniforms, which were much lighter.
Not much is know about these singlets that were used for essentially one season. They were donated to the program by a parent and were used mostly in special occasions.