2022-23 National Girls High School Rankings

225 pounds

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.

1Kiera GaneyBellevilleIll.Belleville East High School5 at 225
2Alysse PhillipsLos AngelesCalif.Mark Keppel High School7 at 225
3Ciara MongerCalhanColo.Calhan High School6 at 225
4Alaina JacksonMinervaOhioMinerva High School3 at 225
5Makayla RiveraOlatheKansasOlathe High School7 at 225
6Stefania JaramilloCommerce CityColo.Far Northeast High School14 at 225
7Faith SpicerArnoldMo.Fox High School8 at 225
8Leilani SanchezEl PasoTexasAndress High School12 at 225
9Karlie HarlowBowersvilleOhioGreeneview High School13 at 225
10Arrey MbutambeAccokeekMd.Eleanor Roosevelt High School19 at 225
11Erica CobosEl PasoTexasAmericas High School20 at 225
12Olivia HuckfeltSpencerIowaSpencer High School21 at 225
13Maia EseraKanukuHawaiiKahuku High School23 at 225
14Olivia WoodsEagleIdahoEagle High School25 at 225
15Claire PaaschWest PointNeb.West Point Beemer High School26 at 225
16Faith TarrantVancouverWash.Prairie High School27 at 225
17Isabella RedlingerGainesvilleGa.Chestatee High School28 at 225
18Layla DavisCinthianaKy.Harrison County High School29 at 225
19Alice BentFairbanksAlaskaWest Valley High SchoolHM at 225
20Victoria FoggLudlowMass.Hampden Charter High SchoolNR
21Payton WeltBullhead CityAriz.Mohave High SchoolNR
22Shaniayha WysingerClarksvilleTenn.Clarksville High SchoolNR
23MacKayla MillerScott CityKansasScott Community High SchoolNR
24Azreal SmithTulsaOkla.Union High SchoolNR
25Mallory LuscoJohn DayOre.Grant Union High SchoolNR
26Clara RathmanCamdentonMo.Camdenton High SchoolNR
27Gabby WilsonLouisvilleKy.Fern Creek High SchoolNR
28Kiara BoldridgeIndependenceMo.William Chrisman High SchoolNR
29Catie SinnerCastletonN.D.Central Cass High SchoolNR
30Tamara ReedMinetteAlabamaBaldwin County High SchoolNR