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
1Shelby MooreBuckleyWash.White River High School1 at 127
2Skylar Little SoldierWelchMinn.Hastings High School4 at 127
3Alicen DillardAzleTexasAzle High School14 at 138
4Jordyn FouseRoaring SpringsPa.North Bedford County High School23 at 132
5Jaclyn DehneyPelhamN.H.Central Catholic High School4 at 132
6Estella GutchesMedfordOre.North Medford High School18 at 122
7Josie DavisSidneyOhioSidney High School12 at 127
8Emily FrostTroyN.Y.Tamarac High School13 at 127
9Madison CanalesRichmondTexasRichmond Foster High School14 at 127
10Taina FernandezBowieMd.Benjamin Tasker Middle SchoolNR
11Kayla EdwardsVistaCalif.Rancho Buena Vista High SchoolNR
12Jasmine Jenkins-BeyColumbusGa.Columbus High SchoolNR
13Regan RosseterOmahaNeb.Omaha Westside High SchoolNR
14Brenya CrahanNixaMo.Nixa High School26 at 127
15Ciara RinerProctorvilleOhioSpring Valley High School28 at 127
16Carmella FoleyUnion CityCalif.James Logan High SchoolNR
17Ragan RetellTroyN.Y.Tamarac High School30 at 132
18Celeste DetolesSaratoga SpringsUtahWestlake High School18 at 127
19Olivia MesserlyGrayKy.Ryle High School25 at 127
20Brooke ZakAydlettN.C.Currituck High SchoolNR
21Lainey EckartHonoluluHawaiiKamehameha High School29 at 127
22Loretta LopezGaltCalif.Elk Grove High SchoolNR
23Dealya CollinsMineral PointWis.Mineral Point High SchoolNR
24Brooke Scheunemann
Wis.Plymouth High SchoolNR
25Corynne McNultyMaldenMass.Malden High SchoolNR
26Sophia BarnesCouncil BluffsIowaLewis Center High SchoolNR
27Maya HemoCherry HillN.J.Cherry Hill East High SchoolNR
28Carly ThomasMadisonAla.Bob Jones High SchoolNR
29Janie HouserAptosCalif.Aptos High SchoolNR
30Joel Makem RatzingerShakopeeMinn.Shakopee High SchoolNR