National Girls High School Rankings

Season-End Girls National High School High School Pound-For-Pound, Top 25 Rankings

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling, and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have released the June 2022 rankings for high school girls wrestlers for the 2021-22 season. This national ranking evaluates all girls enrolled in grades 8-12, and athletes from all 50 states are eligible for selection.

This is the final ranking for the 2021-22 academic year. The next national ranking will be in the fall, and will include the results from the 2022 USMC Junior and 16U Nationals in Fargo, N.D., and will also have all the graduated seniors taken out. In this final ranking, there are 30 athletes in each weight class honored.

This ranking included many major national events including the USA Wrestling Women’s Nationals in Fort Worth, Texas, the National High School Recruiting Showcase in Las Vegas, Nev., the Junior National Duals in Tulsa, Okla., the Journeymen World Classic in Troy, N.Y., and many other outstanding competitions.

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Gable Steveson named Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year

Steveson becomes just the fifth Gopher to win the award, joining Cole Konrad and Damion Hahn as the only Gopher Wrestling recipients

ROSEMONT, Ill. – University of Minnesota wrestling heavyweight Gable Steveson has been named the 2021-22 Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year, as the conference announced on Wednesday morning.

Steveson becomes just the fifth Golden Gopher to be named as the Big Ten’s top male athlete in the 41-year history of the award, joining John Roethlisberger (gymnastics, 1993), Jordan Leopold (hockey, 2002), Damion Hahn (wrestling, 2004), and Cole Konrad (wrestling, 2007). He is also the 13th wrestler to ever win the award, as Minnesota joins Iowa for the most Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year award recipients among conference wrestling programs with three (3).

Steveson showcased yet another dominant performance throughout the 2021-22 campaign as he captured his third-straight undefeated season with an 18-0 record and won his second NCAA title. Steveson also became a three-time Big Ten champion this past season and was named the Dan Hodge Trophy winner for the second time in his career, becoming the first heavyweight in the history of collegiate wrestling to earn the prestigious honor multiple times.

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13 win coveted Kids Triple Crown with freestyle national titles at Kids Nationals on Tuesday

Minnesota wrestlers Jacob Graber and TJ Richardson win Kids Triple Crown; Liam Collins is a double champion

FARMINGTON, Utah — After the final whistle on Tuesday, 13 wrestlers emerged from the mats with USA Wrestling Triple Crowns after the freestyle competition at the Kids Nationals on Tuesday.

Of those 13, only one — Aaron Stewart of Illinois (14U, 149 lbs.) repeated from last year. He teched his way through the bracket and ended with a 14-3 whooping over Maryland’s Victor MarksJenkins in the finals round.

Stewart is now a three-time Kids Triple Crown winner. He won a 14U Triple Crown in 2021, competing at 114 pounds. He was also a 2018 Triple Crown winner at the 10U level, competing at 77 pounds.

An athlete wins the Triple Crown if he claims USA Wrestling national titles in folkstyle, Greco-Roman and freestyle in the same year. Athletes in the 10U, 12U and 14U divisions were eligible this week for the Triple Crown. Continue reading at →

New SHS wrestling coaches look to bring national success

Long-time Minnesota coaches Scot Davis and Jim Jackson join forces to coach in Sandpoint, Idaho

For a high school sports coach, it’s common to have as many years of coaching experience as their athletes have been alive.

However, new Sandpoint High School Wrestling coach Scot Davis has been coaching wrestling since most of their parents have been alive.

Davis has been coaching the sport of wrestling for 50 years and is the winningest coach in amateur wrestling history.

As a coach, Davis is currently sporting a 1205-209-4 record. Some of the other accolades that Davis has collected over the years include 1998 NHSCA National Coach of the Year, 2007 Wrestling USA Magazine National Coach of the Year; Top Rookie College Coach by Amateur Wrestling News and NCAA News in 1986, and is a member of nine different halls of fame. Continue reading at →

USA dominates U17 Pan American Freestyle Championships with nine champions; Seven win double titles

Farmington’s Cole Han-Lindemyer adds freestyle gold

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The U.S. closed out a successful U17 Pan American Championships with a dominant performance in men’s freestyle, winning nine gold medals and a silver medal and winning the team title handily on Sunday.

The USA athletes had a remarkable 36-1 record for the day, and all of the victories were by bonus points, either a pin or a technical fall, with one forfeit. Continue reading at →

J Robinson Roast

J Robinson has done it all. The former Army Ranger wrestled at Oklahoma State before making the 1972 Greco Olympic team. From there, he joined Dan Gable at the University of Iowa where they built a wrestling dynasty. Robinson and Gable parted ways after the 1984 season and Robinson resurfaced at Minnesota where he led the Golden Gophers to three NCAA team titles (2001-02, 2007), including the 2001 team that had 10 All-Americans. Watch video from the J Robinson Roast at →