All Ohio State wrestlers training inside the Jennings Wrestling Facility will begin by wearing gray shirts throughout the 2019-20 season and beyond. Only those individuals deserving of elite distinction will be bestowed a ‘black shirt’ and earn the privilege of wearing black in The Jennings. Once donning a black shirt, a student-athlete then joins the coaching staff in determining future ‘black shirt worthy’ teammates.
Similar to Ohio State Football’s tradition of removing a black stripe from players’ helmets, the black shirt will signify a student-athlete is conducting themselves in the right way on and off the mat.
The first two Buckeyes to secure black shirts were team captains Kollin Moore and Luke Pletcher: