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.

1Savannah CosmeSRDenverColo.Pomona High School5 at 127
2Janida GarciaJRModestoCalif.Central Catholic High School6 at 138
3Ella SchmitSRLeClareIowaBettendorf High School6 at 122
4Jaclyn DehneyJRPelhamN.H.Central Catholic High School1 at 117
5Valerie HamiltonSOGridleyIll.El Paso-Gridley High School10 at 127
6Marissa RumseySOWilliamsportPa.Williamsport High SchoolHM at 138
7Hanna ErrthumJRMount HorebWis. Mt. Horeb High School1 at 132
8Madyson GraySRLawrenceKan.Lawrence Free State High School3 at 132
9Lauren WaltonSOLexingtonKy.Carr Academy7 at 132
10Taylor Fierbach-GravemanJRSpearfishS.D.Spearfish High School2 at 132
11Gianna DiBenedettoSORancho CordovaCalif.Folsom High School22 at 132
12Esther HanSROremUtahMountain View High School7 at 138
13Piper CaddenJRGilbertAriz.Gilbert High SchoolNR
14Carina GiangerusoSOCrosswicksN.J.Wyoming Seminary4 at 132
15Alexia BensoussanSRMenlo ParkCalif.Menlo-Atherton High School8 at 132
16Cece RavanelleSOHopeR.I.Wyoming SeminaryHM at 132
17Lilly LuftJRCharles CityIowaCharles City High School13 at 132
18May PradoSOMariettaGa.Lassiter High School12 at 132
19Kylie RuleJRMineral PointWis.Mineral Point High School10 at 132
20Daniella NugentFRBoxfordMass.Phillips Academy Andover9 at 132
21Camryn BrownJRWoodbridgeConn.Amity Regional High School14 at 132
22Alanna HaneyJRRichlandWash.Chiawana High School13 at 138
23Jordyn FouseFRRoaring SpringsPa.North Bedford County High School14 at 132
24Nicole RedmondSOOlatheKansasOlathe-South High School18 at 127
25Cailin CampbellSRCrawfordsvilleInd.North Montgomery High School18 at 132
26Aileen LesterJRIliemaAlaskaNewhalen High School17 at 132
27Berlin Brodie KiddooSRWestvilleIll.Westville High School15 at 132
28Magdalena IvanovaSRBoiseIdahoBishop Kelly High SchoolNR
29Alice RickettJRHillsboroOre.Hillsboro High School25 at 132
30Ragan RetellJRTroyN.Y.Tamarac High School16 at 132