2020-21 National Girls HS Rankings Presented By ASICS


USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum has published its third national rankings for high school girls wrestlers for the 2020-21 season.

This ranking evaluates all girls enrolled in grades 8-12, and athletes from all 50 states are eligible for selection.

With the high school season being held at non-traditional times this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the committee will publish monthly updates to these rankings. Please expect that there could be many changes, based upon athletes establishing new weight classes, as well as additional athletes that are able to compete as wrestling becomes more available in their state and region 

Since the November ranking, big events have included the USA Wrestling UWW Junior Nationals, two USA Wrestling Folkstyle Tour of America events, and a variety of large tournaments and dual meet competitions held in many locations across the nation. 

New athletes who have moved up into No. 1 spots in December include Adrienna Turner of California at 127 pounds, Tiera Jimerson of California at 132 pounds and Hannah Francis of Texas at 200 pounds. That means that 11 No. 1 ranked athletes from the November rankings have retained their top national ranking. Based upon the many events held in November, there has been considerable shuffling throughout the rankings, with 30 athletes ranked in December who did not have a November ranking.

The high school wrestling season has been changed on a state-to-state basis. Some states have delayed the start of the season. Others have shortened the season. Others have pushed high school wrestling into 2021, with official state high school championships for girls scheduled as late as June 2020.

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 or updates on their achievements, please send it by email to girlsrankings@usawrestling.org. As noted in the past, head-to-head matches, especially in matches featuring ranked wrestlers, will be extremely helpful to the committee. The quality of these rankings continue to improve as people choose to share updated information. 

In addition, the committee seeks to add high-quality in-season competitions to their watch list. Wrestling leaders at the state level are encouraged to recommend the “best” girls high school events, so the results can affect the rankings. 

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