During the respective finals matches of Matt Beyer and Robbie Natelli on Saturday, they decided to spice up the occasion by wearing unconventional singlets.
These singlets feature two gold stripes that start at the shoulder blade and follow to the quadricep area, where it wraps around the leg. There is one wide green stripe in between the two gold on one side of the uniform. On the opposite side, the gold and green stripe are only wrapped around at the leg area. Finally, in the middle of the back of the singlet is colored black with a gold colored Indianhead in the middle.
While many may have been scratching their heads at the sight of the singlets, it turns out these singlets were not a recent Pascack Valley wrestling invention. In fact, they originate as far back as to twenty years ago, according to Beyer.
"It's actually a really old singlet from probably about the 90s. But I actually wore it last year in the Regions [Tournament]," Beyer said.
By the sound of it, there may not be enough of these throwback singlets to go around to every PV wrestler. Beyer shared how he and Natelli actually got access to the singlets.
"We have one at the school, but the other one was from a guy that used to wrestle at Valley. He found one in his attic so he gave it to me. And I wrestled in it in the regions last year, so I thought that District Finals would be a perfect time to wear it."
Beyer, who didn't specify the former Indian wrestler that gave him the singlet, then explained that Robbie's throwback uniform was the one from the school.
Whether Beyer or Natelli will wear these retro singlets in the Regions remains a mystery. But considering the fact that Beyer wore it in the Regions last year, the possibility seems to be at least plausible if not probable.