Top-30 Best High School Girls Programs in California of the 2016-2017 Season

This list is a bit overdue but here it is. Click on the link if you would like to check-out the All-Time list.

In the table below, I have listed the top-30 programs out of 192 schools that participated in the state championships of the 2016-2017 wrestling season. I have also included the programs’ all-time ranking as of the end of the season.

Something that might be noticed, my formulation does not guarantee a top-spot by simply having a champion (Bella Vista, Eastside and River Valley, all teams with a champion this year, did not make the top 30), … Read more

Girls Wrestling Participation Numbers Grow Again!

For the 27th consecutive year girls wrestling participation numbers have grown. This Year, 2,091 schools reported fielding girls wrestling teams. That’s 150 more schools than last year! A total of 14,587 girls participated (according to the Sports Participation survey responses received by the NFHS), an increase of 8.08% over last years 13,496. Out of 81 sports reported this year (3 more than last year), girls wrestling held on to the 19th spot, for a second year in a row, among girls sports.

On the home front, California’s participation numbers grew for a 7th year in a row, with 654 … Read more

Final 2016-17 CIF State Top 2 List

Okay, these aren’t really final. But, according to the representative from the state ranking team it will be the last list prior to the seeding meeting. Upsets, injuries, no shows, and missed weights will be addressed at the seeding committee meeting.

You can compare this list to the previous one here: CIF State Ranking Team Releases Their Top 3. Let the arguing begin!

Color Key: No change in ranking for weight class — new or returning wrestler to the rankings in the weight class wrestler that has moved up in the rankings in the weight class wrestler Read more

2017 CIF-SDS Finals Results

The San Diego Section also held their section finals over the past two days. The event took place Clairemont High School in San Diego. Unlike the Southern Section, which gets to send 8 wrestlers to the State Championships, the SDS is only allowed 2.

On the team side of things, Westview took the team championship with 173 team points. Brawley came in 2nd with 158 points. And, San Pasqual took 3rd with 130.

Congratulations to all the placers. We look forward to seeing the top-2, in each weight, in two weeks, in Visalia.  If you would like to take a … Read more

2017 CIF-SS Finals Results

After two grueling days of wrestling at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Eastvale, we now know the 112 wrestlers that will be representing the Section at the CIF State Championships in Visalia on February 24th and 25th.

This year’s lower weight MVP is Mckenna Hutichison who won all five of her matches (four falls, one decision) on her way to becoming the 131-pounds Southern Section Champion. The upper weight MVP is Mikayla Miles who won all five of her matches by fall and became the 137-pound Section Champion.

Northview has reclaimed the title of team champion besting last year’s champion … Read more

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