2021-22 National Girls High School Rankings
USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have released the January 2022 rankings for high school girls wrestlers for the 2021-22 season. This national ranking evaluates all girls enrolled in grades 8-12, and athletes from all 50 states are eligible for selection.
We are currently in the middle of the high school wrestling season, and a majority of U.S. high school women wrestlers are competing either for their girls wrestling team or their boys wrestling team.
This ranking has evaluated results from the major girls high school in-season tournaments held at the state and local levels, along with a few competitions outside of the high school athletics structure. In addition, the state girls wrestling rankings were considered.
The first of the girls state high school championships was held in Alaska in December. There will be a few of the unofficial girls state tournaments held in January, with the majority of the state meets set for February and early March.
The biggest changes in the rankings came based upon the weight classes where the ranked wrestlers are competing during the high school season so far. A number of wrestlers have been moved to a different weight class because of their in-season competition.
New No. 1 ranked wrestlers since the November 2021 rankings are Hanna Errthum of Wisconsin at 132 pounds and Reese Larramendy of Nevada (and Wyoming Seminary of Pennsylvania) at 144 pounds.
The Pound-For-Pound (P-4-P) rankings were also updated. There was no change in the top 11 athletes, and only minimal adjustments among the top 25. There are two new athletes in the P-4-P, Sofia Macaluso of New York (No. 24) and Savannah Gomez of California (No. 25).
Because of the increased depth and growth of girls high school wrestling in the United States, the selection committee has decided to add honorable mention athletes at each weight class, based upon merit. The committee will add between one and five honorable mentions at a specific weight class. There were 44 wrestlers given honorable mention status in the January ranking. The goal of the committee is to develop the rankings to eventually include 30 athletes in each weight class.
The next National Girls High School Ranking will be in February, with some additional high school state tournaments included as well as updates from the January competitions.
The committee is seeking input from leaders on the state level, with information on the strongest high school girls regular season tournaments on the state and regional level. In addition, information on athletes who score a ranked win (a victory over a ranked wrestler) is also appreciated.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The quality of these rankings continue to improve as people choose to share updated information.
|1||Kylie Welker||SR||Waterford||Wis.||Waterford Union High School||1 at 164|
|2||Amit Elor||SR||Concord||Calif.||College Park High School||1 at 152|
|3||Kennedy Blades||SR||Broadview||Ill.||Wyoming Seminary||2 at 164|
|4||Katie Gomez||SR||Van Nuys||Calif.||Birmingham High School||1 at 122|
|5||Korina Blades||SR||Broadview||Ill.||Wyoming Seminary||1 at 138|
|6||Lillian Freitas||SR||Modesto||Calif.||Wyoming Seminary||3 at 164|
|7||Audrey Jimenez||SO||Tucson||Ariz.||Sunnyside High School||1 at 106|
|8||Savannah Cosme||SR||Denver||Colo.||Pomona High School||1 at 127|
|9||Shelby Moore||JR||Buckley||Wash.||White River High School||2 at 127|
|10||Eliana Bommarito||SR||Brighton||Mich.||Hartland High School||1 at 225|
|11||Skylar Hattendorf||SR||Hookset||N.H.||Bow High School||2 at 138|
|12||Destiny Rodriguez||JR||West Linn||Ore.||West Linn High School||2 at 152|
|13||Jasmine Robinson||SO||Allen||Texas||Allen High School||3 at 152|
|14||Brianna Gonzalez||SR||Baldwin Park||Calif.||Arroyo High School||1 at 100|
|15||Jaclyn Dehney||JR||Pelham||N.H.||Central Catholic High School||1 at 117|
|16||Sam Calkins||SR||Brentwood||Calif.||Liberty High School||1 at 200|
|17||Sabrina Nauss||SO||Brighton||Mich.||Brighton High School||1 at 180|
|18||Ava Ward||FR||Centralia||Mo.||Centerline High School||2 at 100|
|19||Reese Larramendy||SR||Reno||Nev.||Wyoming Seminary||1 at 144|
|20||Paige Morales||JR||Clovis||Calif.||Central High School||2 at 106|
|21||Riley Dempewolf||SR||Lafayette||Ind.||McCutcheon High School||2 at 200|
|22||Cadence Diduch||FR||Freeport||Ill.||Dakota Wrestling Club||2 at 117|
|23||Ella Pagel||FR||Nerstrand||Minn.||Northfield High School||2 at 180|
|24||Sofia Macaluso||SR||Minisink||N.Y.||Minisink Valley High School||3 at 127|
|25||Savannah Gomez||JR||Calexico||Calif.||Brawley Union High School||3 at 138|