The Rudis was created by Nancy Schultz wife of the late Dave Schultz 1984 Olympic Champion. "The Rudis is a wooden sword carried by a gladiotor who had fought for and won his freedom! " The gladiator could carry the sword without fear, as he had won his freedom! The Rudis is a way of life, being a wrestler is like carrying TheRudis with you at all times! No more UnderArmour, no more Nike, the Rudis is a brand for wrestlers, by wrestlers and thats what we use to outfit our team at CrassTrained: The Weigh In Club!