After years of fundraising and a very generous gift from a local wrestling benefactor, Blackman Wrestling purchased a new Resilite wrestling mat this month. The new mat is the second that Blackman has purchased since Coach Ronnie Bray took over the program in 2011. Prior to that, Blackman was using the original mat purchased by the school when it opened in 2000.
The new Resilite technology allows us to print a design on the mat rather than choose from traditional colors. At Blackman, our football stadium is known as “The Inferno” and in this same spirit, the new mat will be known as “The Fire Pit”.
It may actually be the coolest wrestling mat ever made!
First action in The Fire Pit will be Thursday, January 19th when Blackman hosts Region 5 foes, Riverdale, Tullahoma and Stewarts Creek.
Make sure you come out and support the Blaze!