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Age Division Names Change for USA Wrestling

As of November 7th, the Executive Committee of USA Wrestling has approved a change to the names of age divisions used at all USA Wrestling Regional and National Championships. When spoken, the age division names read “9 and Under”for 9U, “12 and Under” for U12 and so on. This is being done to fall more in line with the naming conventions of other youth sports.

It should be noted that state associations and local tournament hosts are not required to use USA Wrestling age divisions (nor weight classes), but this change will impact the names of age divisions at … Read more

Girls Wrestling Has Grown Nationwide for 28 Consecutive Years, According to NFHS

Nationwide Participation

The NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) has released the results of its annual sports participation survey. And, once again, girls wrestling has had great growth in its participation numbers over the previous academic year. With 16,562 participating wrestlers this year, girls wrestling had a 13.5% increase as compared to last season’s 14,587. Girls wrestling moved ahead of girls dance (14,875 participants) moving up to the 18th spot in participation for girls. There is a good chance that wrestling could jump ahead of gymnastics this upcoming season; especially with Colorado (as a pilot program), … Read more

3rd Annual Best High School Girls Programs in California Top-30 List

Wrestling season is right around the corner so what better time to release our 3rd Annual Best High School Girls Programs in California Top-30 List?!

In 2011, when the first official CIF girls wrestling state championships took place, 154 schools participated. 2018 saw 220 schools competing (an increase of 28 schools over last year). Since that first championship tournament, 491 different schools have sent at least one wrestler to represent them. This year, 50 schools that had not sent a single wrestler to the tournament since 2011 were represented by at least one! Programs have come and gone but a … Read more

Congratulations Team California 2018 Fargo Junior Team Champions

In the junior version of the Fargo Freestyle National Championships, like in the cadet edition, 28 states fielded teams. Team California, once again, bested the rest of the teams with a total of 75 team points. This time around it was not New York that took second place but Washington with 62 team points.

In individual results, Team California duplicated their All-American count, from the cadet tournament, with 19 placers out of 66 wrestlers, including one champion and two finalists.

A list of the team’s final results follows. Congratulations to all the members of Team California, you made the state … Read more

Good Luck to the 2018 Team California, Junior Division

I should have posted this yesterday, so my apologies for the delay. This morning, the 65 members of Junior Team California took to the mats, each wrestler-girl hoping to earn a 2018 Marine Corps Women’s Junior National Championship. You can see brackets and results on FloWrestling’s FloArena and if you have an account be able watch the matches live.

A list of the members follows. Good luck Team California!

 

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