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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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2019 CA-USA Wrestling Kids Folkstyle Championships Girls Results

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

2019 CAUSA Cadet-JR Girls Folkstyle State Results

I’m a little late in posting this, but what else is new? It’s nice to see wrestlers continue their season beyond CIF. 104 wrestlers registered for the Cadet Girls division, a 17% percent drop from last year (126). In the Junior Girls division, 158 wrestlers registered versus 157 last year for a negligible increase. This is a concerning development and I can’t help but wonder if the way the California National Team is being chosen, well in advance of the state tournament, is affecting the turnout.

But, despite the concerning participation numbers, congratulations to all placing wrestlers are still in … Read more

Want to be Part of 2019’s Folkstyle Team California? Apply!

If you have or know a wrestler that would like to be part of Team California and  compete at Girls Folkstyle Nationals, next year, the following message from CA-USAW Women’s Director, Coach Malinda Ripley will be of of interest to you


Parents, Coaches and Athletes,

We hope that your CIF season is going well! Its that time of year again, and we need you to fill out the attached google doc APPLICATION if you are interested in attending the 2019 Folkstyle Nationals with Team California in Oklahoma City Oklahoma March 21st-24th.  

Application:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlWRsRKf39nnhhjOviLb4fMAl94WXhgzAL8PBqdiGw0awVOA/viewform?usp=sf_link

This is an APPLICATION, if you are

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