IGHSAU Approves Move to Two Classes for Girls’ Wrestling

Prep Girls’ Wrestling- Two years after the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) sanctioned girls’ wrestling, the Board of Directors has approved the move to divide the 2024-2025 girls’ wrestling season into two classes.

Class 2A will include the 64 largest wrestling schools, while Class 1A will consist of the remaining schools. Wrestlers will still compete at regional meets to qualify for the state meet, which is scheduled for two days, February 6th and 7th.

“The rapid rise of participants in girls wrestling has exceeded even our expectations,” said IGHSAU Executive Director Erin Gerlich. “Adding a second class is the next building block in our efforts to continue to help the sport grow. The hope is that the addition of a second class will encourage more schools to add girls’ wrestling programs.”

The IGHSAU saw 204 schools sponsor a girls’ wrestling program, while 61 schools co-opted this past season.