Girls wrestling steps into spotlight Saturday with 1st-ever MSHSL section tournament

A group of local prep athletes will have an opportunity to be part of history on Saturday, as they take part in the first-ever girls wrestling tournament officially sanctioned by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL).

The MSHSL voted to approve a girls’ wrestling championship in 2022 and the first step for the wrestlers will be Saturday’s section tournaments in Hastings and Sartell.

Wrestlers from Faribault High School and Northfield High School are slated to compete at the tournament at Hastings High School, which will include teams from Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4.

The top two wrestlers in each weight class at the section tournament will then advance to the 2022 MSHSL state tournament, which will be held in conjunction with the boys tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on March 3-5. Continue reading at →