Award-winning helmet for wrestlers
NCAA compliant and NHSCA approved
Developed over 4 years of R&D between the top-tier engineering schools of NYU and Columbia University in collaboration with expert Italian product designers
Constructed with lab-tested impact materials designed to improve performance
Manufactured under strict quality control standards
Our R&D team began as a student engineering project at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.
First we began by analyzing existing headgear models, and interviewing dozens of coaches, athletes and officials for their wish lists of suggestions.
This collection of information allowed us to completely re-engineer the design concept of a headgear, and use state-of-the-art engineering modeling and design techniques to create a headgear that truly addresses the needs of wrestlers to enhance their on-mat performance.
The Mercado™ has been lab and field tested using the best engineering instrumentation, standards, practices, and protocols in the industry. Independently tested at the renowned Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings Institute, and at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering Mechanical Engineering Department, The Mercado™ has been developed and manufactured under the strictest of standards to offer the best product on the market.
Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar
Ultra sonic Imaging
Drop Weight Impact Tower
By combining American mechanical
and biomedical engineering techniques with Italian product design and craftsmanship we ensured that the Mercado™ is technically engineered with a sleek modern design resulting in a superior product.