Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 10 to 12 of 12
Discuss Gophers wearing Nike at the College Wrestling within the Wrestling Talk Forums; Of course there are other options...adidas and asics support the sport and at least ...
  1. #10
    Olympic Champ therick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Columbus, Ohio

    Default Re: Gophers wearing Nike

    Of course there are other options...adidas and asics support the sport and at least actually have wrestling shoes on their website.

    Wrestling is no where to be found on Nike's site

  2. #11
    Redshirt graduated's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007

    Default Re: Gophers wearing Nike

    grapplefan, yes there are other wrestling shoe options. Adidas and Asics seem to be most popular.

    Nike seems to not care about wrestling at all... like rick mentioned Nikes doesn't list Wrestling as a sport under it's navigation. It does however list walking, cardio, yoga, and swim under their sports.

    However I think that Nike would be a great marketing tool for the sport of wrestling due to it's power in the athletic apparel industry. It's too bad that they just don't seem to want to get involved..

  3. #12
    AA architeuthis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007

    Default Re: Gophers wearing Nike

    Quote Originally Posted by GopherfanbackinMN View Post
    I referenced this also on another thread. I remember hearing that Nike was getting sole athletic rights to the U of MN. That said, there seems to be ways around it when it comes to wrestling. Teams from AZ State, Illinois, and Oregon (in the past) have been pretty much 100% Nike and many Adidas schools (Neb, WI, & Michigan State) don't deviate. However, I remember the older Churella wearing the Asics Rulons that were blackened to cover the logo and Coleman Scott wore old school Brutes last year...though they may have been bought out by Adidas or John Smith has rights. Regardless, Ness and Mac wore the new Caels so unless they get an All-Star meet may end up half and half.
    Just a point of clarification, in wrestling at least, the corporate sponsor doesn't necissarily dictate the athletes choice of footwear. Obviously, a wrestler must wear the school uniform (singlet) without deviation, but when it comes to shoes they can wear what they want and they don't persay have to black out a logo.

    In the revenue sports, Nike, Adidas, etc has their claws in the total outfit. Wrestling, being non-revenue has a lot of leway.

    I have never really thought much of the Nike wrestling products until the last few years and I think their quality has taken a very nice turn for the better. This is unfortuante because it was rumored that Nike has played a big role in the dismissal of wrestiling at Oregon. My chagrin being that finally they are making good shoes, but I have to boycot on principal.

    Maybe the gophs wearing them will make me feel a little less like a sell out now.


Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

user tags

nike freek wrestling

nike kolat 2k4

nike kolat arizona

nike freek wrestling shoes store

gopher wrestling singlet

nike kolats

kolat 2k4

michigan kolats 2k4

nike minnesota wrestling

mn gopher nike shoes

topics wear under wrestling singlet www.

what do i wear under a wrestling singlet

U of I Nike Kolat

nike kolats ohio state

what college wrestling teams wear nike singlets

nike kolat 2k4s ohio state

mn gopher wrestling merchandise

Gopher Wrestling Store

does nike make michigan state wrestling singlets

minnesota gophers wrestling uniform

Nike Kolat 2K4 mich state

mn gophers shoes

nike kolat oregon

gopher nike wrestling apparel

custom nike kolats

college wrestling nike sponsorship

gophers in Az pictures

nike gopher shoe

minnesota wrestling nike apparel

customize your own nike wrestling singlets

college wrestling team sponsorship nike

what teams did nike make 2k4 wrestling shoes for

UofI nike kolats

arizona state nike kolat shoes

☆ FavoriteActions▾Share this▾NewerOlderNew Nike Freek Wrestling Shoes

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts