Girls wrestling is one of the fastest growing sports in the nation at the scholastic and collegiate levels. Just search “girls wrestling” online and you will find dozens of articles on the ongoing boom in the sport.
There has never been a better time for girls in our state to get involved. In fall 2018, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association formally sanctioned an official state championship, making New Jersey the 13th state to have high school wrestling for girls. At the grade school levels, we are seeing more and more girls participate in their local recreational leagues, and there are many dedicated girls events and clinics for beginners and more advanced wrestlers alike.
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