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This specification establishes the physical and performance requirements for qualifying construction designs of competition wrestling mats used in U.S. collegiate or high school style (Type I), and international free style (Type II) wrestling. All mat constructions are included here, except for felt-core mats enclosed in sewn covers. The mats shall be tested and conform accordingly to tensile strength, shock absorption, and thickness requirements.
This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.
Significance and Use
5.1 The mats shall be constructed to yield the values listed in throughout the mat area under the conditions of the manufacturer's warranty.
5.2 Special requirements for the mats shall be subject to purchase agreements. Special requirements shall never reduce any of the basic requirements listed in this standard.
5.3 Good manufacturing practices shall be used in the construction and inspection of the mats.
1.1 This specification covers competition wrestling mats used at the high school and college levels. All mat constructions are included, except felt-core mats enclosed in sewn covers. The intended use of this standard is for the qualification of construction designs.
Note 1: The known constructions, as of the issuance of this specification are: (1) closed-cell foam cores with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or PVC copolymer coatings, or both, which are integral parts of the mat; (2) closed-cell foam cores with attached fabric cover; (3) foam cores, either open- or closed-cell enclosed in sewn, loose covers, and (4) molded open-cell PVC foam with a dense skin on one surface which is an integral part of the mat.
Note 2: There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.
1.2 This specification covers mats used in the two major styles of wrestling: U.S. collegiate or high school, and international free style.
1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. See for specific hazards statements.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension
D1056 Specification for Flexible Cellular Materials--Sponge or Expanded Rubber
D1682 Test Method for Breaking Load and Elongation of Textile Fabric
F355 Test Method for Impact Attenuation of Playing Surface Systems and Materials
National Collegiate Athletic Association DocumentNCAA Official Wrestling Rules
U.S. Wrestling Federation DocumentInternational Wrestling Rules, Freestyle, and Grec
National Federation of State High School Associations DocumentOfficial High School Wrestling Rules
ICS Number Code 97.220.30 (Indoor sports equipment)
ASTM F1081-09(2015), Standard Specification for Competition Wrestling Mats, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top