2022-23 National Girls High School Rankings

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USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have published its November 2022 rankings for high school girls wrestlers for the 2022-23 season. This national ranking evaluates all girls enrolled in grades 8-12, and athletes from all 50 states are eligible for selection.

Since the Preseason Rankings were posted in October, a number of major preseason competitions were held, with Super 32, the USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals, the FreakShow, the Ultimate Club Duals and other top competitions bringing together many of the nation’s ranked athletes as well as numerous young and up-coming stars.

In the November rankings, there were three new No. 1 athletes since the Preseason selections: Alex Szkotnicki of Maryland (112), Valerie Hamilton of Illinois (138) and Maddie Kubicki of Missouri (144).

Athletes who remain at No. 1 include Gabriella Gomez of Illinois (100), Audrey Jimenez of Arizona (105), Elena Ivaldi of California (117), Everest Leydecker of Arizona (122), Shelby Moore of Washington (127), Janida Garcia of Colorado (132), Destiny Rodriguez of Oregon (152), Ella Pagel of Minnesota (164), Sabrina Nauss of Michigan (180), Savannah Isaac of Ohio (200) and Kiera Ganey of Illinois (225).

The Pound-For-Pound (P-4-P) rankings were also updated, with the top seven athletes remaining the same. There are seven new wrestlers n the P-4-P rankings: No. 12 Savannah Gomez of California, No. 17 Paige Morales of California, No. 18 Maddie Kubicki of Missouri, No. 22 Kiely Tabaldo of California, No. 23 Taina Fernandes of Maryland, No. 24 Morgan Turner of Illinois and No. 25 Piper Fowler of Tennessee.

The next National Girls High School Ranking will be in January, after early season high school competition, including major holiday tournaments across the nation.

People often ask what criteria are used for selections. The committee collaborates on each ranking, using the following standards in priority order:

1. International competition results

2. USA Wrestling National Championship results in both freestyle and folkstyle (U15, 16U, U17, Junior, U20, Senior), including the National Duals

3. State high school championships results (both official and unofficial)

4. Other major national-level open tournament in the pre-season and post-season

5. Competition during the high school season,

6. USA Wrestling Regional competitions and USA Wrestling state tournaments

7. All other competitions for high school-age girls

Evaluation will include specific available data on:

·       Head-to-head matches

·       Ranked wins (victories over a nationally ranked opponent)

·       Most recent competitions

·       Body of work

·       Common opponents

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.

RankNameCityStateHigh SchoolLast Rank
1Gabriella GomezCarol StreamIll.Glenbard North High School3 at 100
2Valarie SolorioPanama CityFla.Mosely High School4 at 100
3Mary ManisOrlandoFla.Lake Highland Prep10 at 100
4Gigi BraggAnokaMinn.Anoka High School12 at 100
5Makennah CraftMinfordOhioJackson High School21 at 100
6Rianne MurphyValparaisoInd.Wyoming Seminary17 at 112
7Mia ZunigaGrangerWash.Granger High School14 at 100
8Mia GalindoSpringfieldVa.HomeschooledNR
9Avy PerezMission HillsCalif.Birmingham Community Charter High School11 at 100
10Makenzie SmithDaleInd.Heritage Hills High School15 at 100
11Juliana AlejandroLas VegasNevadaCentennial High School24 at 100
12Katey ValdezColorado SpringsColo.Doherty High School25 at 100
13Morgan TurnerLockportIll.Bremen High SchoolNR
14Erica PastorizaPhoenixAriz.Wyoming Seminary5 at 100
15Isabella BocanegraGlendaleAriz.Liberty High School17 at 100
16Marisol RodriguezFremontCalif.James Logan High School19 at 100
17Lauren NguyenLivermoreCalif.Granada High School
18Brooke CorriganWittenbergWis.De Pere High School26 at 100
19Riley BanyasAmherstOhioElyria High SchoolNR
20Charlie WyliePort JervisN.Y.Port Jervis High School23 at 100
21Abbygael CabaugMorgan HillCalif.Ann Sobrato High School28 at 100
22Jadyn RollerBixbyOkla.Bixby High School29 at 100
23Emaline HicksYpsilantiMich.Saline High SchoolNR
24Joely SlyterLewistonIdahoLewiston High SchoolNR
25Lisa PastorizaPhoenixAriz.Wyoming SeminaryPA
26Amelia MurphyValparaisoInd.Wyoming Seminary27 at 100
27Caley GraberNorthfieldMinn.Northfield High SchoolNR
28Megan ValdezSan JacintoCalif.San Jacinto High SchoolNR
29Annalise MaralitSummervilleS.C.Ashley Ridge High SchoolNR
30Madison HeinzerSan JoseCalif.Evergreen Valley High SchoolNR