Dollamur Sport Surfaces Announces United World Wrestling Approval
17 Nov, 2014
Industry Leader Becomes Only North American Wrestling Mat Manufacturer Approved for Olympic Games, World Championships
Dollamur Sports Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of high-performance sports surfaces for wrestling, martial arts, mixed martial arts, CrossFit, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga – announces it has received the United World Wrestling (UWW) safety approval for wrestling mats used in high-level international competitions.
Formerly known as FILA (International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles) certification, the approval comes as the result of extensive scientific evaluation and testing by the international governing body. With it, Dollamur becomes the only North American-based manufacturer of wrestling mats eligible for use in major events including the Olympic Games and World Championship competitions.
“UWW approval will allow world class athletes to compete on the same Dollamur mats they train on including next year’s World Championships in Las Vegas. This is the second such approval Dollamur has received from UWW," says Gary MacDowell, Dollamur executive vice president of sales and business development. "Our surfaces are the safest, highest quality products available and we look forward to seeing them used in wrestling’s most important international events.”
Dollamur’s mats feature convenient Flexi-Connect™ product innovation, a patented technology available only from Dollamur allowing the mat sections to be seamlessly connected without additional fasteners or tape saving the school or club thousands of dollars in on-going tape replacement.
Available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses to meet the needs of individual sports and facilities, Dollamur’s vinyl sports mats have an anti-microbial feature and are easy-to-clean, move and store. The low-maintenance, durable surfaces do not require reconditioning and will not crack or peel. A closed cell, cross-linked polyethylene construction prevents shrinking and hardening, creating a safer mat that maintains maximum shock absorption and resiliency.
The company has official wrestling partnerships with USA Wrestling, the Big 10 Conference, North American Grappling Association and 12 high school state wrestling championships, among others. Proudly made in the USA, Dollamur vinyl mats offer a five-year warranty. Designed to fit any athletic room, the products meet and exceed multiple impact tests, such as ASTM F1081 and F355.
Dollamur mats are used in key wrestling events all over the world. Upcoming highlights include the Big 10 Conference Championships, US Open Wrestling Championships, and the World Championships.
For more information: www.dollamur.com.
About Dollamur: Based in Fort Worth, Texas and established in 1996, Dollamur Sport Surfaces is the largest global manufacturer and distributor of high-performance competitive sports flooring for wrestling, martial arts, MMA, CrossFit, gymnastics, cheerleading and other activities. Dollamur mats are the preferred choice in hundreds of top-level sporting competitions each year throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and the Middle East, including many national championships and Olympic-qualifying tournaments.