I am extremely confused on why knee sleeves/leg sleeves would be illegal. They stay in place and are form fit the leg better than the traditional knee pads which have a tendency to move out of place. These sleeves are the closest resemblance of tights, which do not cause a hazard of getting a finger caught in between them so I feel the safety factor can pretty much be thrown out the window. The only logical explanation I can think of is that this rule must be uniform based, and right now the uniform situation in wrestling is quite askew. I'd rather see these leg sleeves than the loose fitting fight shorts. Pictures below shoe Bryce Meredith with leg sleeve and knee sleeve. David Carr with original white knee sleeve in discussion. Kyle Snyder & Brayton Lee with traditional knee pad that has fallen below their knee. This is just my opinion but I see nothing wrong with the kids wearing a leg sleeve, I would actually promote a leg sleeve over the traditional knee pad.