National Wrestling Hall of Fame, USA Wrestling and FloWrestling have released the second National Girls High School rankings for the 2018-19 season.
This ranking evaluates all girls enrolled in grades 9-12, and includes athletes from all 50 states. There are 14 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 list will indicate what the athlete's ranking was in the preseason rankings on November 16.
Three of the No. 1 ranked wrestlers from the preseason rankings have moved up a weight class, and are now No. 1 at their new weight class. Cheyenne Bowman of California has moved up to 138 pounds and is ranked No. 1 there. Macey Kilty of Wisconsin has gone up to 164 pounds, where she now ranked No. 1. Tavi Heidelberg of California has been placed at 225 pounds and is also No. 1 at this weight class.
There are four new No. 1 wrestlers: Stefana Jelacic of Arizona at 117 pounds, Mary Lopez of California at 132 pounds, Kennedy Blades of Illinois (competing for Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania) at 152 pounds and Gabrielle Hamilton of Illinois at 200 pounds.
Athletes are now active in the regular high school season. Coming soon will be a number of major post-season events, including state high school championships, which will impact the next three girls high school rankings.
The staffs from these three leading wrestling organizations are working together to strategically publish this ranking throughout the year. The girls high school ranking will appear on the websites of all three organizations, and be promoted through each of their different media platforms.
Coaches, parents and athletes are encouraged to provide information about specific athletes and their achievements throughout the year for the committee to consider. If they have information on specific girls who should be considered for ranking, please send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Girls High School Rankings
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