2021-22 National Girls High School Rankings


USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have released the June 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.

This is the final ranking for the 2021-22 academic year. The next national ranking will be in the fall, and will include the results from the 2022 USMC Junior and 16U Nationals in Fargo, N.D., and will also have all the graduated seniors taken out. In this final ranking, there are 30 athletes in each weight class honored.

This ranking included many major national events including the USA Wrestling Women’s Nationals in Fort Worth, Texas, the National High School Recruiting Showcase in Las Vegas, Nev., the Junior National Duals in Tulsa, Okla., the Journeymen World Classic in Troy, N.Y., and many other outstanding competitions.

Based on these major events, there have been numerous changes in both the Pound-For-Pound (P-4-P) rankings, as well as the individual rankings at each weight class.

There is a new #1 in the P-4-P, as Senior World Team member and Final X champion Amit Elor of California has taken over the top spot. The top three wrestlers in the P-4-P are all at the 164-pound weight class, with Elor at #1, Kylie Welker of Wisconsin at #2 and Kennedy Blades of Illinois at #3. Rounding out the top five in the P-4-P are Audrey Jimenez of Arizona at #4 and Shelby Moore of Washington at #5. There are seven athletes in the final P-4-P rankings who were not in the Top 25 in the last P-4-P ranking in March.

Likewise, there are five new #1-ranked wrestlers in the individual weight classes. Nyla Valencia of California at 112 pounds, Katie Gomez of California at 117 pounds, Savannah Cosme of Colorado at 132 pounds, Skylar Hattendorf of New Hampshire at 138 pounds and Destiny Rodriguez of Oregon at 152 pounds.

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. The quality of these rankings continue to improve as people choose to share updated information.

1Audrey JimenezSOTucsonAriz.Sunnyside High School1 at 106
2Ava WardFRCentraliaMo.Centralia High School4 at 106
3Paige MoralesJRClovisCalif.Central High School2 at 106
4Anaya FalconSOYorba LindaCalif.Rowland High School2 at 112
5Julianna OcampoFRElhartInd.New Haven High School6 at 106
6Chloe DearwesterSOCincinnatiOhioHarrison High School9 at 106
7Clare BooeSOTarpon SpringsFla.Palm Harbor University High School13 at 106
8Sterling DiasSRLas VegasNev.SLAM Academy3 at 106
9Lexia SchechterlySOHunlock CreekPa.Lake Lehman High SchoolNR
10Emilie GonzalezSRBaldwin ParkCalif.Arroyo High School10 at 106
11Libby RobertsFRSpokaneWash.University High School25 at 106
12Molly AllenFRUnderwoodIowaUnderwood High School8 at 106
13Lita CruzSRRupertIdahoMinico High School11 at 106
14Heather CrullFRModocInd.Northeastern Middle School12 at 106
15Sierra ChiesaFRWest SpringfieldPa.Northwestern High School25 at 112
16Aubre KrazerFREastonPa.Easton High School23 at 106
17Zoey SalmonsJRBranchlandW.Va.Cabell Midland High School20 at 106
18Morgan JohnsonJRGreeleyColo.Loveland High School15 at 106
19Karen SalaisSRCalexicoCalif.Calexico High School24 at 106
20Diana OlivarezJRClovisCalif.Buchanan High SchoolNR
21Mikayla GarciaFRUnion CityCalif.James Logan High SchoolNR
22Lorianna PiestewaSOGallupN.M.Miyamuyra High School17 at 106
23Eliana MartinezSRAllenTexasAllen High School15 at 100
24Ahsia TorresSRPerth AmboyN.J.Perth Amboy High SchoolHM at 106
25Kaylee AnnisJRThurstonOre.Thurston High School19 at 106
26Jenna GerhardtSRDevils LakeN.D.Devlis Lake High SchoolHM at 106
27Kate CooperJRWentzville MO Timberland HSHM at 106
28Sky LangewiczFRAlgonacMI Algonac High SchoolHM at 106
29Genesis CejudoSRPhoenixAriz.Desert Mountain High SchoolNR
30June WelchSOWoodruffS.C.Woodruff High School22 at 106