About Us

Blue Star Sportswear is a Michigan company that specializes in the sports of track and cross country. Blue Star was founded in 1982 by Dave Bartels, a former collegiate runner (4:11 mile at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan) and high school coach (Case High School, Racine, Wisconsin).

Blue Star has been an innovator over the years. Blue Star brought out American Made custom warm ups in the 80s, their own line up of uniforms in the 90s, and were the first to market sublimated uniforms to high school teams in 2000, before the current wave/craze. The line up continues to evolve; but one thing is still the same: All of our Blue Star garments are still Made in the U.S.A.

We have added some lines to supplement our offerings: tents, track equipment, timing devices, specialized hoodies and spiritwear along with stock warm-ups are among the items we offer.

Give us a call today – we would be glad to help you!

Dave Bartels