2023-24 National Girls High School Wrestling Rankings
USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum published the January 2024 rankings for high school girls wrestlers for the 2023-24 season. This national ranking evaluates all girls enrolled in grades 8-12, and athletes from all 50 states are eligible for selection.
The high school regular season is well underway in every state, except Alaska, which had a fall wrestling season that concluded in December. These rankings reflect the results of many major in-season and holiday tournaments, dual meets, as well as the individual performances of the athletes who being tracked for ranking consideration.
The selection committee has decided to not publish rankings in the 95-pound weight class, which is not contested by the state high school associations, during the high school season. The rankings for January, February and March will focus on the current 14 National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS) girls wrestling weight classes. The 95-pound weight class rankings will return during rankings in the spring and summer postseason when this weight class will be used for many major events.
The January ranking reflects the specific weight classes where high school girls are competing so far this season. Many of the ranked wrestlers are in new weight classes, which has led to considerable changes.
#1-ranked wrestlers from November who have changed weight classes and remain top-ranked in their new weight class include Morgan Turner of Illinois at 105 pounds, Audrey Jimenez of Arizona at 110 pounds, Clare Booe of Florida at 115 pounds and Everest Leydecker of Arizona at 120 pounds.
Athletes who remain #1 at the same weight class as in November include Taina Fernandez of Maryland at 130 pounds, Haylie Jaffe of Pennsylvania at 135 pounds, Kaidance Gerg of Idaho at 140 pounds, Nebi Tsarni of Maryland at 145 pounds, Piper Fowler of Tennessee at 170 pounds, Sabrina Nauss of Michigan at 190 pounds and Erica Cobos of Texas at 235 pounds.
The three new #1-ranked wrestlers in this ranking are Madison Nieuwenhuis of Michigan at 100 pounds, Aubre Krazer of Pennsylvania at 125 pounds and Eduarda Rodrigues of California at 155 pounds.
There were only minimal changes in the Pound-For-Pound (P-4-P) rankings, where the top six wrestlers remain the same as in November. The only new athlete in the P-4-P rankings is Madison Niewenhuis of Michigan, who comes into rankings at #12. Making a move into the top 10 is Taina Fernandez of Maryland, who jumped to #9 after being ranked #14 in November.
The next National Girls High School Ranking will be in early February. A number of state high school tournaments will be held prior to the February ranking, which should provide considerable impact. The March ranking will be posted after all of the state high school championships are concluded.
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 or updates on their achievements, please send it by email to email@example.com. The quality of these rankings continue to improve as people choose to share updated information.
The next National Girls High School Team ranking will be published later in January. Coaches with high-quality teams that should be considered are asked to send updated starting line-ups and results, plus all other supportive data to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.