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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National Girls High School Rankings

March Pound-For-Pound and Top 25 Rankings

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

All of the official and unofficial state championships for girls have been held. In addition, the first of the major postseason competitions, the USA Wrestling Girls Folkstyle Nationals, was hosted last weekend, with numerous ranked wrestlers in action.

There is only one new No. 1 ranked wrestler this month, Sofia Macaluso of New York at 122 pounds. Macaluso won the title at the USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle Nationals at this weight class.

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Aspiring to be a state champion

Adeduntan hopes for gold at MSHSL girls state

Park Center senior Rodiat Adeduntan has one major goal this month – become the first Minnesota State High School League-sanctioned 126-pound girls state wrestling champion.

This year’s season is historic in the state with a girls state wrestling tournament being added to the docket for the first time, and Adeduntan said she is ready to prove herself on the big stage.

“If I was to be anything other than a state champ, honestly, I’d be disappointed in myself,” Adeduntan said. “Everyone is going there to reach first place. I am not going just to be there. I am not going there just to qualify. I want to win the whole thing. I want to be on top of my bracket. I want to prove that I am the best 126 female wrestler in the state of Minnesota.”

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Pine Island High School Girls Tournament A Success

Minnesota high school wrestling has added a new chapter to its history book. The 2021-22 season marks the first year that the Minnesota State High School League has sanctioned girls wrestling at the 7th through 12th grade level. While girls have been accepted into boys’ programs for several years, this year marks the first season that women are eligible for their own separate Section and State tournaments.

Participants in female wrestling in Minnesota have risen in numbers for the last few years, and this year there are 250 girls spread amongst 101 high school teams. Recognizing that the rising number of girls would benefit from more competition among their peers, Pine Island High School took the initiative to provide that opportunity. After consulting with the MSHSL about what provisions would need to be met, the Pine Island All-Girls High School Wrestling Tournament was born.

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