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.

1Sabrina NaussSOBrightonMich.Brighton High School1 at 180
2Alivia WhiteJRLake StevensWash.Marysville-Pilchuk High School2 at 180
3Ella MurpheySOKnoxvilleTenn.Harden Valley High School3 at 180.
4Cheyenne RuizSOTaylorsvilleUtahTaylorsville High School7 at 180
5Isabella RenfroSOSenecaMo.Seneca High School MO17 at 180
6Henlee HaynesJRPanama CityFla.Arnold High School4 at 180
7Mariyah BrumleySOLebanonMo.Lebanon High School13 at 200
8Katelyn LewisSRPeshtigoWis.Peshtigo High SchoolHM at 180
9Lyndsey BuechmanSRAbileneKansasAbilene High SchoolNR
10Sophie PollackSOCanandaiguaN.Y.Canandaigua High SchoolNR
11Maliya CastilloSRBakersfieldCalif.Ridgeview High SchoolNR
12Kassidee SavariaJRBillingsMont.Billings Skyview High School21 at 180
13Amanda PaceSRNorth BergenN.J.North Bergen High School8 at 180
14Payton CurleySRDoverOhioDover High School9 at 180
15Shenita LawsonSREulessTexasEuless Trinity High SchoolNR
16Taylor WaddyFRMineralVa. Louisa County High SchoolNR
17Symphony VelozSOElginOkla.Elgin High School10 at 164
18Ella BeamSRLawndaleN.C.Burns High School6 at 180
19Brittney ReedSRRichmondVa.Highland Springs High School11 at 180
20Stefany ValenciaSRMesaAriz.Mesa Westwood High School13 at 180
21Eryn HubbleSRLeesburgVa.Tuscarora High SchoolNR
22Jessica VillanuevaSRSan JuanTexasPharr-San Juan-Alamo High School19 at 164
23Emily RiopelFRLaurensS.C.Laurens High SchoolHM at 180
24Alyssa FavaraSONaplesFla.Palmetto Ridge High School12 at 200
25Cristen MartinezSOGrantsN.MGrants High School14 at 180
26Taylor KnoxJRCalhanColo.Calhan High School16 at 180
27Kali HaydenSOTulsaOkla.Union High School20 at 180
28Twyla AnderstromSRHeber SpringsAlaskaRedington High School22 at 180
29Tilisa MatakaiongoFRCedar CityUtahCanyon View High School23 at 180
30Lyndsey StarkFRWilsonWis. Spring Valley/Elmwood High School25 at 180