New York City to Start Girls’ Wrestling League in Spring

Courtesy NY Times

As women’s wrestling expands in the colliagte system, so does it among secondary schools. New York City’s demand for a girls’ wrestling program has culminated in them introducing a league this March.

New York’s Public School Athletic League (or PSAL) will have 16 school teams of 15-20 female wrestlers that will compete in duels, culminating in a city championship tournament. PSAL is partnering with Beat the Streets wrestling program to take on this venture. They did a borough-based test run last year with five teams.

New York becomes the 6th state to hold school sanctioned women’s wrestling events. The first duel is set for March 4.

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