Although wrestling is not the most popular or action packed high school sport, it is one that can definitely be classified as dangerous. The injuries, infection, and wrestler’s ear that go along with the sport all have the potential to be problematic. First, the main goal for a wrestler is to slam their opponent onto the mat, or grapple with them on their knees or shoulders. All mats on the high school level are inadequately padded, causing major wear and tear on wrestler’s bodies. A major component that most wrestlers and coaches overlook is the importance of headgear. Although it is mandatory to wear during competition, it is almost never used in a practice setting. Because of this, wrestlers become more susceptible to concussions, and wrestler’s ear which is caused by bleeding in the ear due to opponent grappling. Wrestler’s ear, otherwise known as cauliflower ear, is a long term injury simply because of the way in which it causes wrestler’s ears to appear. Finally, the potential of infection for wrestlers is immense. Aside from the fact that the athletes are wearing minimal clothing, they are constantly being pressed up against each other and pressed up against a mat that is more likely than not to be unsanitary.