Boys, girls high school wrestling participation grows

The oldest and greatest sport is seeing greater participation numbers at the high school level, especially among females.

The number of individuals participating in high school wrestling grew in the past year, with increased numbers of both boys and girls involved in the sport for 2017-18 compared to the previous school year.

The statistics were tabulated by the National Federation of State High School Associations for its annual High School Athletics Participation Survey, presented in a news release.

According to the NFHS, a total of 262,126 student-athletes participated in high school wrestling in the U.S. — 245,564 boys, and 16,562 girls — for the 2017-18 school year. Continue reading at