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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

Girls Wrestling Participation Numbers Grow Again!

For the 27th consecutive year girls wrestling participation numbers have grown. This Year, 2,091 schools reported fielding girls wrestling teams. That’s 150 more schools than last year! A total of 14,587 girls participated (according to the Sports Participation survey responses received by the NFHS), an increase of 8.08% over last years 13,496. Out of 81 sports reported this year (3 more than last year), girls wrestling held on to the 19th spot, for a second year in a row, among girls sports.

On the home front, California’s participation numbers grew for a 7th year in a row, with 654 … Read more

Girls Wrestling Continues to Grow

Once again 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 great growth in its participation numbers over the previous academic year. With 13,496 participating wrestlers this year, girls wrestling had a 17.4% increase as compared to last season’s 11,496. Girls wrestling also moved up in its participation ranking to the 19th spot, moving ahead of girls badmington (12,961 participants). Moving ahead of girls gymnastics (17,714 participants) may take a couple of years but it is something that can be accomplished, especially if … Read more

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