The 2019 Inaugural NHSCA Girls High School Folkstyle Nationals took place this past Sunday, March 31, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. With a turn out of just over 130 wrestlers, it can be considered a modest first go for this nationwide tournament. But don’t let to numbers fool you, the competition was tough; with some very good East coast wrestlers giving the California delegation a challenge at every turn. Hopefully, the organizers consider it a success and bring it back for a second go-around. It would be great if we could get those numbers to … Read more
Team California Red was forced to forfeit its dual championship match against Team Texas as it attempted to make its return flight to California. Team California Blue went through the same situation in its third-place match against Team Michigan.
Team Red had started the dual meet championship on shaky ground, having lost a close contest to Team Michigan, 33-39, in the pool portion of the tournament. The team, bounced back in the second round beating the Ohio Draw team 57-23. California would then seal it first place finish in its pool be besting Team Tennessee – who had beat Michigan … Read more
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
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
The 2019 CA-USA Wrestling Kids Folkstyle Championships took place this past weekend. The California Grapplers came in first in each of the the three age divisions; intermediate, novice and schoolgirl. A total of 195 girls registered for the tournament, which is a 1% increase over last year’s 193. In comparison to the state tournament’s ten-year high, which was 202 in 2017, it appears girls’ age-group wrestling in the state is on a downward trend. Given that same situation can be noticed in the previous weekend’s Cadet/Jr Folkstyle Championships, I think the state association needs to address the issue and develop … Read more