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
1Everest LeydeckerPhoenixAriz.Desert Vista High SchoolNR
2Cadence DiduchFreeportIll.Dakota Wrestling Club6 at 127
3Emily SindoniNicholsN.Y.Tioga High School8 at 127
4Alyssa RandlesCouer d’AleneIdahoCouer d’Alene High School5 at 127
5Zao EstradaHilton HeadS.C.Hilton Head High School3 at 122
6Haylie JaffeToughkenamonPa.Kennett High School9 at 127
7Carley CeshkerLake GenevaWis.Traver High School8 at 117
8Alejandra ValdiviezoRomonaCalif.Poway High School8 at 122
9Savannah WittKintnersvillePa.Palisades Schools3 at 122
10Rose KaplanWest LafayetteInd.West Lafayette High School11 at 122
11Cali LengMilford CenterOhioMarysville High School23 at 122
12Lillian AvalosDelhiCalif.Pitman High School6 at 122
13Carissa QureshiIrvineCalif.Portola High School4 at 122
14Olivia MorenoAustinTexasJames Bowie High School7 at 122
15Haley VannPortlandOre. Cleveland High School9 at 117
16Bianca JohnsonMoses LakeWash.Moses Lake High School12 at 122
17Juliana MorrisMiddleburyConn.Pomperaug High School10 at 122
18Margaret BuurmaFowlervilleMich.Fowlerville High SchoolNR
19Alyssa MahanWilmingtonDel.Delaware Military Academy26 at 122
20Katie WardRenoNev.McQueen High School19 at 122
21Brielle BiblaSt. AugustineFla.Nease High School22 at 122
22Khaleah KirkGuthrieOkla.Guthrie High School24 at 122
23Alyssa RuizRoanokeTexasNorthwest Nelson High School16 at 122
24Kira PipkinsBloomfieldN.J.Bloomfield High School30 at 132
25Taylor ColangeloPeoriaAriz.Liberty High School25 at 122
26Audrey RogotzkeLakelandMinn.Stillwater Area High SchoolNR
27Arianna HernandezWadsworthIll.Wyoming SeminaryNR
28Madison LeverknightKansas CityMo.Winnetonka High SchoolNR
29Jaydyn McKinneyNew FranklinOhioManchester High SchoolNR
30Sophie BowersVandaliaIll.Vandalia High SchoolNR