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Introducing the SoCalWrestlerGirl.com Southern Section Wrestler Ratings

Yes, you read that right, I am going to attempt to do ratings next season. It’s something I have been thinking about for the past four years and have been actively pursing for the past two. Some readers may be wondering, why? After all, there are plenty of individuals that do rankings every year – both officially and unofficially.

All the rankings that are put out include, to varying degrees, an amount of subjectivity – resulting from the creator’s experience, expertise, and/or bias. This is true regardless of whether it’s an individual or a team that produces the work. I … Read more

Rule Changes for the 2019-2020 Season

Rumor has it Head Coverings are a Thing of the Past… not so Fast

The NFHS, the organization that oversees the wrestling rules CIF uses, has released its rule changes for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. Below you will find the changes. Removed language will be crossed out. Added language will be in red.

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The rule that deals with what a legal uniform consists of will now read:

A one-piece singlet cut no lower in the back or front than the level of the armpits and under the arms no lower than one-half the distance between the armpit and

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The California Rebels Would Like to Help Your Wrestler Get to NHSCA Nationals

I am a big supporter of any group that works at growing the sport, especially in Southern California. Even though I am not associated with the organization, I am more than happy to post a message from the California Rebels. They will be traveling to Virginia Beach this year to compete at the first ever NHSCA girls folkstyle nationals and would like to help your wrestlers get there too. Their message follows:

2018 California Rebels

The California Rebels Women’s Folkstyle National Team is excited to once again participate and support California at Folkstyle National Championships in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We

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2019 CIF State Girls Wrestling Championships Placers

Well, wrestling at the CIF State Girls Wrestling Championships concluded a few minutes ago. The medal ceremonies should be taking place at the time that I am typing. Hopefully this year, as there were 32-wrestler brackets, all eight placer will receive a medal, and not just the top sic like in the past.

There were some surprises and some things that transpired exactly as expected, both on and off the mat. Some people seem to have loved this year’s format, while others hated every last bit of it. I’m sure there will be improvements made, if not outright changes. Whatever … Read more

48 CIF State Placers for Socal in 2019

Congratulation to the wrestlers listed below on earning top-8 placings at the 2019 CIF State Girls Wrestling Championships. The exact placing they finish in will be decided today, Saturday, February 23rd, during the third and final day of competition at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield.

196 SoCal wrestlers competed (42 from LACS, 42 to from SDS, and 112 from SS) a 42 wrestler increase from the 154 wrestlers (14 from LACS, 28 from SDS, and 112 from SS) that were sent previously; before the CIF making it 32-wrestler brackets this year.

Now, there’s some good news and some bad news. I’ … Read more

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