National Girls High School Rankings

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame, USA Wrestling and FloWrestling on Thursday released the second national rankings for high school girls wrestlers for the 2020-21 season.

There are a few key changes in the rankings moving forward.

1) The athletes have been placed in the weight classes where they have competed in tournaments in the summer and fall of 2020, rather than where they competed prior to the pandemic. Because of the uncertainty of high school seasons, including some delays and cancellations of opportunities, competitions outside of the traditional scholastic season will be a key influence on the rankings.

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Preseason National Girls High School Rankings

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame, USA Wrestling and FloWrestling are again partnered to create preseason national rankings for high school girls wrestlers for the 2020-21 season.

This ranking evaluates all girls enrolled in grades 9-12, and athletes from all 50 states are eligible for selection.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the last National Girls High School Rankings were published in March 2020. The committee chose to publish the 2020-2021 preseason ranking earlier than last year, due to the changes in the sport which have occurred because of this historic international challenge.

Almost all of the major national and international events which are used to evaluate performance were either cancelled or postponed in the spring and summer. There were a limited number of competitions for high school girls in the last few months, and a number of the nation’s best athletes did get opportunities to wrestle. These events were researched and used as part of the preseason rankings.

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Rybachek named Ms. Minnesota – Wrestling

Kya Rybachek of Hibbing High School has been awarded the Ms. Minnesota – Wrestling Award as the top senior female high school wrestler in the state.

Rybachek finishes her high school career as a two time Minnesota Girls High School State Champion. Having only competed in wrestling the past four years, Kya wasted no time getting to work as she earned All-American honors at Fargo this past July as well as becoming a Folkstyle All-American in Oklahoma City during the 2018 season.

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National Girls High School Rankings

National Wrestling Hall of Fame, USA Wrestling and FloWrestling are again partnered to create national rankings for high school girls wrestlers for the 2019-20 season.

Starting with this ranking, there will be 25 athletes ranked in each of the 14 weight classes, an increase from the 20 athletes ranked in each weight since the national ranking was launched in July of 2017. This was done due to the explosive growth of girls high school wrestling nationwide, as well as the expansion of girls state championships.

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Hopkins Creates First Girls Minnesota High School Wrestling Program

Hopkins Independent School District 270, in partnership with Hopkins Wrestling Club, has announced the formation of Hopkins Girls Wrestling for the 2020-2021 school year.

Offered through its Independent Provider program, Hopkins ISD 270 and Hopkins Wrestling Club have established the first girls high school wrestling team in Minnesota for 7th-12th grade students.

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National Girls High School Rankings

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame, USA Wrestling and FloWrestling are again partnered to create its second national rankings for high school girls wrestlers for the 2019-20 season.

This ranking evaluates all girls enrolled in grades 9-12, and includes athletes from all 50 states. There are 19 states which sponsor official or emerging girls state high school championships, while many other states are also developing their girls high school program.

The ranking evaluates success from the key preseason tournaments, including Super 32 and the USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals, as well as early-season high school events.

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