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Should Virginia, Colorado, Kansas, Indiana & Nebraska (etc.) add gals' high school wrestling? 

The abovementioned states (and others) are increasingly making pushes to officially add girls' high school wrestling as an officially state-sanctioned sport.   Progress reports regarding the abovementioned states are included below.


***Beginning with Virginia, here are some catalysts for change who can hopefully make it happen (especially if given some encouragement):

http://www.virginiawomenswrestling.com/support-virginia.html

Authors are listed here:  http://nebula.wsimg.com/8fc322db4b7969a139a3be8572104c61?AccessKeyId=AC2EA2AA5F7BFD4D47AC&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

Namely:


*Timothy   Greenleaf,   Virginia Women’s Wrestling Operations and Logistics Director,    Chesapeake VA,   Tel. 808-343-7604

*Sara Fulp-Allen, VAWA Women’s Director and VAWA Women’s National   Team Head Coach,    Norfolk VA,  Tel. 650-773-8294

*Alex Csontos,    Culpeper   High   School   Head   Wrestling   Coach,   Culpeper,   VA,   Tel. 540-244-0835

*Jessica Medina,    Ferrum College Head Women’s    Wrestling    Coach,   Ferrum, VA, Tel. 757-705-4586
[Ferrum College has Texans on its women's wrestling roster:  http://www.ferrumpanthers.com/roster.aspx?path=w-wrestling& ]


Here are some of the key decision-makers at the official level in Virginia:

http://www.vhsl.org/about.vhsl-staff 

Stories and advice from Texas could very well boost the crusade and ultimately help add to the growing list of (fewer than ten) U.S. states that recognize gals' wrestling at the high school level. 

 

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***Meanwhile, how about Colorado?   Gals' wrestling has made major strides there recently.  FYI:

http://chsaanow.com/2018-02-21/boys-volleyball-girls-wrestling-unified-bowling-get-green-light-pilots/

Previously:

http://intermatwrestle.com/articles/17228?

http://www.9news.com/sports/high-school/girls-changing-the-landscape-of-wrestling-in-colorado/386876889


***Interesting progress is brewing in Kansas, too:

http://wrestlingtexas.com/Forum/index.php?topic=354.msg873

Voila:  the first girls' h.s. state wrestling tourney in Kansas:

http://www.thekansan.com/sports/20170210/newton-wrestler-to-compete-in-first-state-girls-tourney


***Progress is emerging in Indiana as well:


http://www.heraldbulletin.com/sports/local-girls-set-to-compete-in-first-wrestling-state-finals/article_380b69fe-de88-11e6-8ad8-2b69d6db3459.html

& ***Nebraska:

http://norfolkdailynews.com/sports/girls-only-wrestling-getting-a-statewide-push/article_f25a1ca0-e311-11e6-ada7-bbfcb4dd8e25.html

& Iowa:

http://www.ktiv.com/story/34670882/2017/03/05/dozens-compete-in-all-girls-state-wrestling-tournament


The more U.S. states there are that eventually sanction gals’ h.s. wrestling, the more other states might join in, and the more likely that the NCAA will finally recognize women’s wrestling someday as an emerging sport (as this NCAA documentation details):

http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/inclusion/ncaa-emerging-sports-women-process-guide 


http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/inclusion/emerging-sports-women

Any thoughts?

By the way, here's an alliance of activists who say they actively support these sorts of initiatives:

http://www.wrestlelikeagirl.org/

Meanwhile here's a new resource:

http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Wrestling/Women/High-School-Sanctioning-Resources
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Re: Should ID, CO, VA, KS, IN, NE & IA add gals' high school wrestling?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2018, 01:37:26 AM »

Oregon and Georgia have recently announced the launching of all-gals state high school wrestling tournaments!

http://intermatwrestle.com/articles/19679

Next up, Idaho?

http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/article199501824.html 

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Missouri has added girls wrestling, becoming the 9th U.S. state to do so:

https://www.mshsaa.org/Activities/Info/Wrestling.aspx

According to InterMat: "Currently, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Texas and Washington offer girls' wrestling… with Colorado, Georgia and Oregon -- and now Missouri -- announcing the establishment of girls' wrestling for the upcoming 2018-19 school year."

Source:  http://intermatwrestle.com/articles/20167

Might Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico or Arizona be next?   Stay tuned...

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Arizona has recently added girls' high school wrestling:

http://intermatwrestle.com/articles/20176

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