2022-23 National Girls High School Rankings

117 pounds

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum has published its January 2023 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.

This ranking leaned heavily on the scholastic season, where athletes have been competing for their high school programs. There are a number of major in-season events where teams from a number of states have participated including the FIGHT tournament in Ohio, the Dan Gable Donnybrook in Iowa, the Women’s West Coast Tournament of Champions in California, the Wonder Woman in Missouri, the Holy Angels in North Carolina and many others. 

Some of the traditionally strong high school boys tournaments are now having strong girls divisions, including the Reno Tournament of Champions in Nevada, the Beast of the East in Delaware, the Powerade in Pennsylvania and others. So many strong holiday tournaments were held in numerous states. 

The first of the annual state high school championships was held in Alaska in December. 

In the January rankings, there were only two new No. 1 athletes since the November selections: Emily Sindoni of New York (132) and Mishell Rebisch of Michigan (152)

Destiny Rodriguez of Oregon, who was No. 1 at 152 last ranking, moved up to 164 pounds, and is now No. 1 at that weight class.

Repeating in the No. 1 positions are Gabriella Gomez of Illinois (100), Audrey Jimenez of Arizona (105), Alex Szkotnicki of Maryland (112), Elena Ivaldi of California (117), Everest Leydecker of Arizona (122), Shelby Moore of Washington (127), Valerie Hamilton of Illinois (138), Maddie Kubicki of Missouri (144), Sabrina Nauss of Michigan (180), Savannah Isaac of Ohio (200) and Kiera Ganey of Illinois (225).

There were only minimal changes in the Pound-For-Pound (P-4-P) rankings. The two new athletes in the P4P rankings are No. 24 Mishell Rebisch of Michigan and No. 25 Haley Ward of Missouri.

The next National Girls High School Ranking will be in February, after a number of state championships have been held.

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.

RankNameGradeHometownStateSchoolLast Ranked
1Elena IvaldiSRNew CastleCADel Oro1 at 117
2Alexis MontesSREl PasoTXEastwood3 at 117
3Ava WardSOCentraliaMOCentralia3 at 112
4Virginia FoardSRRevaVAWyoming Seminary5 at 117
5Mikayla GarciaSOUnion CityCAJames Logan6 at 117
6Diana GonzalezSRClovisCABuchanan7 at 117
7Jaclyn DehneySRPelhamNHCentral Catholic9 at 117
8Sierra ChiesaSOWest SpringfieldPANorthwestern11 at 117
9Alexandra WaitsmanJRWoodland HillsCAEl Camino Real Charter12 at 117
10Cecilia WilliamsSOLansingMIHolt Lutheran School7 at 112
11Kira ColeSOTroyOHMiami East13 at 117
12Angelina VargasSOKansas CityMOPark Hill11 at 112
13Fernanda LopezSRDallasTXLake Highland10 at 117
14Ashley NaranjoJRMoses LakeWAMoses Lake14 at 117
15Brissa BernalSOBixbyOKEPIC Charter School15 at 117
16Presley AndersonSRHuntington BeachCAMarina16 at 117
17Avy PerezSOMission HillsCABirmingham Community Charter10 at 100
18Reagan RiddickSRKitty HawkNCFirst Flight25 at 117
19BK MartinezJRChino HillsCAAyala27 at 117
20Analy PicadoSRMiamiFLBraddockNR
21Cameron GalvinJROrlandoFLFreedom14 at 112
22Kaylyn Harrill8THFremontNEElkhorn St. Patrick’s18 at 117
23Peyton HandSRNewallaOKChoctaw24 at 112
24Evelyn Holmes-SmithSOEnterpriseALEnterprise21 at 117
25Samantha SachsSOGlendoraCAGlendora24 at 117
26Zeta LeeJRTacomaWAMount Tahoma21 at 112
27Kylee GolzSOMission ViejoCAFairmont20 at 117
28Ashley CannonSRSaratoga SpringsUTWestlake26 at 117
29Avery SteldtJRBlue RiverWIRural Virtual Academy28 at 117
30Amaya CoonSRFairbanksAKLathropNR