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
1Ava WardCentraliaMo.Centralia High School2 at 106
2Alex SzkotnickiRivaMd.Calvert High School2 at 100
3Molly AllenUnderwoodIowaUnderwood High School12 at 106
4Karlee BrooksPhoenixAriz.Valiant College Prep High School2 at 112
5Aubre KrazerEastonPa.Easton High School16 at 106
6Cecilia WilliamsLansingMich.Holt Lutheran School4 at 112
7Kiely TabaldoSunnyvaleCalif.Menlo-Atherton High School5 at 112
8Janessa GeorgeLittletonColo.Chatfield High School8 at 112
9Diana GonzalezClovisCalif.Buchanan High SchoolNR
10Emma AlbaneseLas VegasNev. SLAM Academy15 at 117
11Reanah UtterbackEddyvilleIowaSigourney-Keota High School19 at 112
12Cameron GalvinOrlandoFla.Freedom High School12 at 117
13Calli GilchristNorwalkConn.Norwalk High School30 at 117
14Angelina VargasKansas CityMo.Park Hill High School9 at 112
15Skyla ZimmermanMoscowIdahoMoscow High School21 at 112
16Sierra ChiesaWest SpringfieldPa.Northwestern High School15 at 106
17Hayley SnyderVincentOhioWarren Local High School10 at 112
18BK MartinezChino HillsCalif.Ayala High SchoolNR
19Libby RobertsSpokaneWash.University High School11 at 106
20Joy CantuHobartInd.Merrilville High SchoolNR
21Zeta LeeTacomaWash.Mount Tahoma High SchoolNR
22Ava RosePrincetonN.J.Princeton High School24 at 117
23Mariah DillardAzleTexasAzle High School16 at 112
24Josiah OrtizLakinKansasLakin High School26 at 112
25Alexis HanksKilleenTexasKilleen Ellison High School14 at 112
26Sarah DelacerdaAlamosaColo.Alamosa High School25 at 112
27Peyton HandNewallaOkla.Choctaw High School27 at 112
28Bopa QuintanaSun PrairieWis.Sun Prairie High School29 at 112
29Chloe HerrickHarrisonvilleMo.Harrisonville High SchoolNR
30Marjorie McDanielOrting Wash.Orting High SchoolNR