photo courtesy of Jim Thrall; Matfocus.com
On Monday, the Nevada Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Board of Control approved a girls invitational state tournament to coincide with the boys tournament. At this time it is not know how many girls will qualify and how many weight classes will be offered.
Nevada is now the 28th state to sanction or being the process of sanctioning girls high school wrestling. Currently four of the five states that boarder Nevada already have wrestling for girls at the high school level.
The states that currently offer girls high school wrestling are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.
This continues a string of good news on the sanctioning front as Illinois and Wisconsin have made their decisions within the last week.