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California Wins the 2019 Junior Folkstyle Team Title with 25 New All-Americans

The 2019 USA Wrestling/US Marine Corps Girls Folkstyle National Tournament is currently taking place at the Cox Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Yesterday, Saturday, March 24th, the Junior division was completed after one day of competition.

Team California came in first place, in the team title race, with 727 points. Team Texas came in 2nd with 673.5 and Michigan finished in third with 157.5 points. The top ten teams follow:

1 Team California 727
2 Team Texas 673.5
3 Team Michigan 157.5
4 Team Georgia 151
5 Team Colorado 149

6 Team Kansas 132
7 Team New York 123
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21 CA U16 Wrestlers Become All-Americans at the 2019 Folkstyle Nationals

The 2019 USA Wrestling/US Marine Corps Girls Folkstyle National Tournament is currently taking place at the Cox Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Yesterday, Friday, March 23rd, the U16 division was completed after one day of competition.

Team California came in first place, in the team title race, with 348.5 points. Team Michigan followed in 2nd with 142 and Wisconsin, with 135.5 points finished in third. The top ten teams follow:

1 Team California 348.5
2 Team Michigan 142
3 Team Wisconsin 135.5
4 Team Georgia 122
5 Team Colorado 105

6 Team Missouri 94
7 Team Oklahoma 93
8 Team

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“Girls, Grappling, and Grit” – a New Documentary Coming Soon

“Girls, Grappling, and Grit” trailer

MarQ Piocos, Editor-in-Chief of Wombat Sports, has put together a documentary that covers the beginning and future of woman and girls in wrestling.

The press release states that,

“Girls, Grappling, and Grit” explores the fastest growing female sport from all angles…

…The NCAA did a study in 2017 to explore what sport has the most growth in girls’ participation among non NCAA sanctioned sports, and the result was wrestling.
2017 and 2018 saw rapid growth in the sport of wrestling, with over 50 college teams rready for the 20-19 season and a dozen states deciding

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2019 NCWA Women’s National Championships Results

Well, this is embarrassing, I almost completely missed the NCWA National Championships which took place March 15th and 16th, for the women, at the Allen Events Center in Allen Texas.

For those of you who don’t know, the NCWA holds a national tournament for collegiate wrestling clubs. They compete in folkstyle – versus the NAIA on the women’s side and the WCWA which compete in freestyle. 11 weights were contested and I’m happy to say seven California natives obtained NCWA All-American honors.

In the Team race, Grays Harbor College won the team titles with 65.5 points. Schreiner University came in … Read more

2019 SCWAY Girls State Wrestling Tournament Results

This past Saturday, the third edition of the SCWAY Girls State Wrestling Tournament took place at Santiago High School in Corona. Scott Lawson, SCWAY State Director, stated that this year they had around 100 female wrestlers register. I hope the tournament continues to grow and provide female wrestlers more opportunities.

Congratulations to the wrestlers who placed:

Frosh-soph

105 LBS
1st Anaya Falcon – Pounders WC
2nd Alyah Cruz – RAW
3rd Beya De Loera – Pounders WC
4th Mia Navarro – Brawley
5th Kaylee Bramlette – Esperanza
6th Presley Anderson – Los Alamitos

110 LBS
1st Caley Ortiz – Animal

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