How to Build a Wrestling Ring

Wresting is a popular and exciting sport that can be enjoyed even in the backyard provided a proper ring is available. Building a wrestling ring is not a difficult task. If requisite materials and tools are in place, then the project can be completed within a few hours. Here is a stepwise procedure to build a superlative wrestling ring.

In the first step, a suitable location should be found for the ring. Thereafter, all the dirt, grass, weeds, sharp objects and debris should be removed, and the area should be properly leveled. The next thing that has to be done is to measure the dimensions of the cleared area. In simple words, the size of the prospective ring has to be measured, and the size depends upon the amount of space available.

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Take 2-inches thick foam and cut it according to the dimensions of the ring. If 2-inches thick foam is not available, then stick two or more thinner sheets together. At all costs the thickness shouldn’t be less than 2-inches.

In the next step, cover the foam on all sides with waterproof material. The edges of the covering shouldn’t have any gaps; otherwise the rain water can penetrate inside and spoil the foam. If possible use sewing machine to seal the edges.

Take a piece of plywood and cut it in such a manner that it is equal to the foam in dimensions. Lay the plywood on the cleared ground; it will form the base of the ring. Place the foam over the plywood and paste the two together.

Mark the four corners of the plywood on the ground. In each marked region dig a hole that is at least 1-foot deep. Place the corner post in each hole. Pour some cement in the hole and fill up the remaining space with dirt. Leave the posts as such for 24 to 48 hours to allow the cement to dry.

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Cover each post with foam. Either glue or elastic bands can be used for this purpose. Thereafter place a hook on the outer corner of the post. Measure the height of the hook so as to ensure that the height of the other hooks on the remaining three posts is also the same.

The ropes that form the outer boundary of the ring are attached to these hooks. The number of hooks on the posts depends upon the number of ropes. Typically, 3 to 5 ropes are attached. Once the ropes have been tied, the wresting ring is ready for use.

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