The cost of a wrestling mat is so great that few small clubs can afford to own one. As we did not see our way
Made Of Bed Mattresses
Made of Bed Mattresses clear to purchase such a mat, I made one of six used bed mattresses (Fig. 1) purchased from a second-hand dealer. I ordered a canvas bag, 12 ft. 3 in. by 12 ft. 9 in., from a tent company, to cover the mattresses. The bag consisted of two pieces with the seam along each edge. The mattresses were laid side by side and end to end and the bag placed on and laced up as shown in Fig. 2. --Contributed by Walter W. White, Denver, Colo.