Georgia and Colorado Add Girls Wrestling

Great news on the growing participation of girls in wrestling. The following is from Georgia:

On behalf of GHSA Executive Director Dr. Robin Hines, we take this opportunity to announce some exciting news regarding the growth of wrestling. With 250 females now participating in interscholastic wrestling programs around our State, we will introduce the inaugural State Championship for females in Georgia. We will be a leader in this great endeavor, becoming just the 7th State nationally to have a girls State Championship competition. With this new competition in place, I am certain that we will see additional females compete in the State.

While the details will need to be ironed out, we wanted our member schools to be aware of this very exciting event in wrestling coming to the State of Georgia.

If you have any suggestions and/or comments, please feel free to contact viaemail at don.corr@ghsa.net. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at our inaugural GHSA Female State Championship in the 2018-2019 season.

This news was reported in a number of media outlets over the past weekend, and was confirmed by Don Corr, the Associate Director of the GHSA.

Girls high school wrestling is growing rapidly across the nation. Officials from the Oregon State Athletic Association (OSAA) have confirmed in media reports that starting in 2019, girls will have their own official state tournament. A final vote on this is expected this week.

We are also pleased to see Colorado introducing girls wrestling as a pilot program.  This means girls wrestling has taken an initial step towards official sanctioning by CHSAA.

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