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DCSAA To Host Inaugural Girls' Wrestling Tournament

By Josh Barr, 01/06/23, 7:45PM EST

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Inaugural Girls Wrestling Tourney

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 5, 2023

DCSAA WILL HOST GIRLS WRESTLING INVITATIONAL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The DC State Athletic Association today announced that it will host the DCSAA Girls Wrestling Invitational on Saturday, January 14 at Washington Latin Public Charter School.

“Girls wrestling is one of the nation’s fastest-growing sports,” DCSAA Executive Director Kenny Owens said. “While there are not yet enough girls wrestling in DC to sustain a state championship tournament, we feel it is important to give our female athletes a first-class event to compete and demonstrate their abilities on the mat. DCSAA looks forward to this event and continuing to provide opportunities for our student-athletes.”

In the past four years, the number of state high school associations sanctioning girls wrestling state championships has grown from six to 32.

Registration for DCSAA Girls Wrestling Invitational is now open. In order to register, please email Josh Barr at josh.barr@dc.gov. There is no cost to participate for wrestlers from DC schools; wrestlers from outside DC will be charged a $15 fee. Financial assistance is available if needed.

The tournament is open to high school varsity and junior varsity wrestlers in Washington, Maryland and Virginia; students attending a school that does not have a wrestling program are permitted to enter. The tournament with use a Madison Weight System. To learn more about the District of Columbia State Athletic Association, please visit dcsaasports.org. CONTACT: Josh Barr, josh.barr@dc.gov

About the District of Columbia State Athletic Association

The District of Columbia State Academic Association has served District of Columbia public schools, public charter schools, and independent private and parochial schools since 2012. Studies regularly show that students who participate in extracurricular activities generally are better prepared to succeed beyond high school and under DCSAA guidance, student-athlete participation has risen 44 percent.