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.

1Amit ElorConcordCalif.SRCollege Park High School1 at 152 
2Kylie WelkerSRWaterfordWis.Waterford Union High School1 at 164
3Kennedy BladesSRBroadviewIll.Wyoming Seminary2 at 164
4Latifah McBrydeSRBuffaloN.Y.Homeschooled10 at 180
5Amarisa ManuelSOWashingtonMichRomeo High School9 at 152
6Haley WardJRIndependenceMo.Ft. Osage High School3 at 152
7Lillian FreitasSRModestoCalif.Wyoming Seminary3 at 164
8Rose CassioppiJRHononegahIll.Hononegah High School5 at 164
9Shannon WorkingerSRQuincyWash.Quincy High School6 at 164
10Ella PagelFRNerstrandMinn.Northfield High School7 at 164
11Kaiulani GarciaFRStocktonCalif.Gilroy High School21 at 164
12Lily El-MasriSRNovatoCalif.Wyoming Seminary8 at 164
13Naomi SimonSODecorahIowaDecorah High School9 at 164
14Kaylee RickettsJRWahooNeb.Wahoo High School18 at 164
15Brooklyn HaysSRLindonUtahPleasant Grove High School4 at 152
16Kalila ShriveJRTracyCalif.Merrill West High School15 at 164
17Olivia SteanSOBonner SpringsKansasBonner Springs High School5 at 180
18Selena Sifuentes ShafferSRSan AntonioTexasSmithson Valley High SchoolNR
19Faith MachariaJRFort WorthTexasKeller Central High SchoolNR
20Wendy Riley-WashingtonJRSpringfieldMo.Kickapoo High School12 at 180
21Caitlyn FlahertyJRFriscoTexasFrisco Memorial High SchoolNR
22Jenna JosephSRLongmontColo. Mead High School22 at 164
23Nina SandovalSRGilbertAriz.Camp Verde High School16 at 164
24Bo GeibeSRConstantineMich.Constantine High School19 at 164
25Noelle GaffneySRSussexN.J.High Point High SchoolHM at 164
26Mariyah CasadosSRPerrisCalif.Vista Murrieta High School11 at 164
27Jael MillerFRSmickburgPa.Punxsutawney Area Schools12 at 164
28Cyriana ReinwaldFRHoriconWis.Horicon High School13 at 164
29Kaylie HallFRRomneyW.Va.Hampshire High School14 at 164
30Kaylee HolderJRDaphneAla.Daphne High School17 at 164