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.
2020-21 Wrestling is going to be different
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything in our lives, and the 2020-21 scholastic wrestling season will certainly be different from a normal season. Even before the pandemic hit, the PIAA decided to go from 14 to 13 weight classes in high school. But the changes needed just to have a season during a pandemic will be even more drastic.
For starters, almost every school's schedule has changed from their original plan. Tournaments all over the state and the country have been cancelled or significantly cut back for this season. Many leagues and schools have decided to delay the start of their seasons (some not planning on starting until January). Big changes to the post-season are also expected to be announced sometime in early December. And of course, it remains to be seen if fans will even be permitted to watch wrestling live in person throughout the state this season. Many teams are expected to record and/or live stream their matches this season.
Hopefully, everyone will stay healthy and we'll get a full season in the books culminating in the state championships in Hershey. Everyone needs to work together (wear masks, wash your hands, etc) as much as possible for the season to be a success. We have no doubt that the wrestling community in PA will do just that!
We're working hard to get our database of rosters and schedules loaded up as quickly as we can. Due to all the changing schedules, if you have your team's updated schedule please send it to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can get it posted on the site.
Good luck to all the wrestlers and coaches this season!
NFHS publishes new rules for 2020-21 season; PIAA goes to 13 weights for high school
On Tuesday, April 28th, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) released their rule changes for the upcoming 2020-21 scholastic wrestling season. The biggest changes where around weigh-in procedures and loosening the rules around hair length. For the complete list of changes, check out the link below:
Then the following day, the PIAA Wrestling Steering Committee voted on a plan that would move high school wrestling in the state to 13 weight classes. This plan was recommended to the PIAA Board of Directors at their next meeting on May 20th for review. The PIAA Board followed their normal procedure of reading and voting on the proposal at three consecutive meetings. At each of those three meetings, culminating in their July 15th meeting, the board voted unanimously to move to 13 weights for the 2020-21 season.
The new 13 weight classes for high school are: 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 172, 189, 215, 285
As you can see there are no changes in the first 9 weights (up to 160) with “heavyweight” staying at 285 pounds. The other upper weights were adjusted with one being dropped. The weight classes are expected to be reviewed after the season, with many believing the NFHS will be change weight classes nationally at that time.
#SanctionPA movement works to get girls wrestling sanctioned in PA
Currently the PIAA does not officially sanction girls wrestling as a high school sport in the state. The PIAA has stated that 100 schools need to sponsor a girls wrestling team before they will sanction it and create a PIAA Girls Wrestling State Championship.
SanctionPA is a movement intended to grow girls wrestling within PA and to get to that goal of 100 school as quickly as possible.
Visit sanctionpa.com today 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.
As part of the movement, 9 schools in PA have announced they are starting girls programs! Check the link below for more details on the movement and which schools are sponsoring girls wrestling starting in 2020-21!
2020-21 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 2019-20 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.
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MyHouse PA Girls State Championship on March 8
On Sunday, March 8th (the day after the PIAA championships in Hershey), Gettysburg HS was the site of the 2020 MyHouse Pennsylvania Girls State Championship wrestling tournament. Any girl who wrestles at a public or private high school within the geographical boundaries of Pennsylvania and is in grades 9-12 for the 2019-20 scholastic year was eligible to participate.
The tournament was folkstyle with all PIAA rules applying. Custom made medals were given out to the top four in each of the 11 weight classes, with the champions getting custom designed MyHouse quarter-zips as well!
The weight classes were: 101, 108, 115, 122, 128, 134, 140, 147, 162, 184, 222
2019-20 season comes to an end in Hershey
The four week post-season grind cumulating with the PIAA Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey didn't disappoint in being another awesome display of PA wrestling! Between AA and AAA, 28 gold medals were earned by the best the state has to offer. We have all the brackets for all the tournaments leading up to and including the PIAA Championships. Check the links below.
Reynolds and Nazareth claim 2020 state duals championships
For the fourth straight season, the Raiders of Reynolds are the champs of the Class AA state duals. This championship is also their seventh overall, having also won in 2006, 2007, and 2009. For the third year in a row, Reynolds defeated Southern Columbia.
In AAA, the Nazareth Blue Eagles won the title with a convincing run through the bracket including their 38-21 win over Waynesburg Central in the championship. It’s their third title in school history, also winning in 2007 and 2017. It’s the fifth straight championship for a team from District 11.
Congrats to both teams on their championships and to all the other teams that qualified for the state tournament!
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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