Girls Wrestling: IGHSAU Sanctions Girls Wrestling

KILJ — The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Board of Directors have voted unanimously to sanction girls wrestling as the organization’s 11th sport.

The vote was made at the IGHSAU’s January 12th board of directors meeting and was announced prior to the start of the championship round of the Girls State Wrestling Tournament Saturday in Coralville.

The first IGHSAU-sanctioned season will take place during the 2022-23 school year.

To date, 58 schools have committed to sponsoring girls wrestling programs in Iowa.

The latest data from shows 1,018 girls participating in high school wrestling, represented by over 185 Iowa schools.