Welcome to PA-Wrestling.com
This website is all about Pennsylvania wrestling! Our main coverage is on high school wrestling but we also have some info on junior high and middle school. Click the links above for information on all twelve PIAA high school districts as well as every league and every team in the state. Get all the latest results and stats on your favorite teams and wrestlers as well. You can also visit our forums to catch up with other fans from around the state.
During the season, check out our tournament coverage featuring interactive brackets of regular and post-season tournaments. Some tournaments have live updates as well.
Partnership with Gear2Compete & Asics
PA-Wresting.com is excited to announce our partnership with Gear2Compete & Asics! We've teamed up with both of these companies in an effort to help promote the sport of wrestling and to cross-promote each other as well. Gear2Compete is a family owned and operated business entering their 18th year as a premier ecommerce supplier of sporting goods, including major wrestling brands like Asics.
We'll have some more announcements regarding these partnerships (including some available merchandise) in the near future, so stay tuned!
PIAA officially approves sanctioning of girls wrestling beginning in 2023-24!
May 17, 2023. Remember that date. That's the date when girls wrestling was officially sanctioned as sport by the PIAA in Pennsylvania becoming the 38th state in the country to do so.
The PIAA had said they would consider girls wrestling once 100 schools sponsored a team.
J.P. McCaskey was the first to jump in, when they started an official girls wrestling team on March 17, 2020. While the COVID-19 pandemic slowed things down a bit, by the end of 2020 there were 9 teams. A year later at the end of 2021, the number was up to 31. Fast forward another year, and there were 90 teams at the end of 2022. On February 14, 2023, Pennridge was the 100th school to say yes to girls wrestling.
The PIAA got the ball rolling quickly after Pennridge's announcement, as they had their first of three readings on the application for sanctioning girls wrestling at their meeting on February 22, 2023. The vote was unanimous. One month later on March 22, the second reading was unanimously approved. With no meeting scheduled for April, the stage was set for May 17 to make it official. By then, there were 111 official teams. The third and final vote was also unanimous among the PIAA board. Three years and two months – 1,156 days – since the first school decided to create a girls wrestling team, girls wrestling is now officially a PIAA sport starting with the 2023-24 season!
It has been a long and winding road for everyone who's been involved in making this happen for girls in PA. That mission of sanctioning is now complete. But there still are a couple hundred more schools left to get on board with girls wrestling. How many programs will there be by the time the 2023-24 season gets underway in December?
Plenty of things will be decided and announced in the coming months, including how the PIAA Wrestling Championships and the entire post-season will take shape. One thing is for certain, the girls will be joining the boys at the Giant Center in March! Stay tuned for all that info over the next few months.
As for the site here – look for some changes before the season starts as we continue to better integrate girls programs, results, stats, and more into the site. Also, we are happy to announce that beginning with this upcoming season, we will be publishing state-wide girls rankings! More info to come this fall!
Visit sanctionpa.com to find lots of information on how you can help start a girls program at your school. There is even a template document and a template presentation you can use in your proposal for your school.
2023-24 Season Preview: Returning Wrestlers
It's never too early to start looking towards next season! We’ve compiled the list of all returning wrestlers who participated in the 2022-23 post-season. You can view the list (including post-season tournament placing and season record) by clicking the link below. A printable version is available too via a PDF.
Tracking College Commitments
Starting with the Class of 2023, PA-Wrestling.com is now tracking college commitments from PA high school wrestlers. When a wrestler commits to wrestle in college, we’ll update our commitments page plus also list the commitment on their personal bio/stats page as well.
If you know of any commitments that we don’t have on our list, be sure to let us know by sending us an email!
2022-23 season concludes in Hershey
The 2022-23 scholastic wrestling season in PA was another spectacular one! From the start of the season until the last whistle was blown in Hershey at the PIAA Championships and the Girls State Championships – it’s been a thrilling ride.
26 new state champs were crowned for the boys on Saturday night and then 13 more state champs for the girls were crowned on Sunday afternoon. Plenty of history was made along the way, including seeing the first girl ever to qualify for the PIAA Championships (in the 86-year history of the tournament).
Check out all the links below to recap the post-season.
MyHouse PA Girls Championships on March 12
In what might be the final girls state championships tournament before the PIAA sanctions the sport, 13 new state champs were crowned on Sunday, March 12th at Central Dauphin HS at the 2023 MyHouse PA Girls State Championships. For the first time ever, the girls had to qualify in one of the four regional tournaments held the Sunday prior. The state brackets featured 20 wrestlers per weight class with the top eight receiving medals.
PA-Wrestling.com was at the tournament for the second time (first time was 2020) and we filmed the championship finals matches. Check out the link below to catch all the finals. Special thanks to Lily Sherer (Delaware Valley HS / Lock Haven) and Kayla Husti-Luca (Souderton HS) for providing the commentary of the matches.
The field for the 2023 MyHouse PA Girls State Wrestling Championships were set with the first ever girls regional qualifying tournaments around the state. Check out all the results below:
Bethlehem Catholic repeats as AAA duals champ; Faith Christian wins AA title
The 2023 PIAA Team Duals Championships concluded on Saturday, February 11th on the floor of the Giant Center in Hershey with 2 newly crowned team champs.
On the AA side, Faith Christian Academy claimed their first team championship with a 54-12 victory over Fort LeBoeuf. Notre Dame-Green Pond defeated Berks Catholic 40-16 to finish third.
Over on the AAA side of things, Bethlehem Catholic won their second straight championship with a 35-23 win over Nazareth in a rematch from last season. The win gives the Golden Hawks 9 team championships (5 in AAA and 4 in AA), which is a new PIAA record. They had been tied with Reynolds with 8 titles. For third place, Central Dauphin beat Canon-McMillan 36-31.
Congratulations to the teams that won medals in the duals tournament!
You can view the complete brackets and results from all the duals in the tournament by clicking the links below.
Everything you need for the 2022-23 Wrestling Season
The 2022-23 scholastic wrestling season is now underway, and we're ready! The first competitions were allowed starting on Friday, December 2nd - a week earlier than normal. But the season is now here!
Check out some of the links below for some important info:
Missing results for the 2022-23 season
Every season, we try to get EVERY result for all teams and wrestlers. That's a difficult task and we believe we are missing a few results this season. Check the link below for the latest list of the events we think we are missing. If you have results for those events or you know they never took place, please let us know!
Explanation of how forfeits in tournaments are handled
This season, like most seasons, questions arise on how to properly give wins and losses to a wrestler that has withdrawn from a tournament (due to injury or any other reason). We contacted the PIAA to confirm how forfeits are supposed to be officially handled. We compiled a list of select scenarios that might happen, and how each should be handled. Check out the page below for all the details.
When results are imported/entered at the conclusion of a tournament, we will make sure all results account for the official rulings.
Brackets and Results from each PIAA Wrestling Championships
Ever want to look over old PIAA Wrestling Championship brackets and results...but can't find them online? Well look no further as we have ALL of them on our site! That is EVERY state championship bracket and result going back to 1938. Along with all the results and the rest of the statistics for each tournament you've come to expect from our online brackets, we also have some statistical reports and breakdowns that combine AA and AAA results. Want a quick list of all the 2, 3, or 4 time state champs? We got it! How about which schools have the most 3 or 4 time medal winners? We got that too! Just click the link below for all the results and reports.
This will be an ongoing project for quite some time and it involves thousands of names and details. If you see anything incorrectly listed (name spelled wrong, record or results incorrectly posted, or something else), please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com and we'll get it fixed ASAP. Thanks!
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