INFORMATION FOR WRESTLERS
You are the most important part of this sport! Read below to learn how you can join a girls team, help start a girls team at your school, or get involved in the sport in other ways!
Thinking about trying wrestling? Watch our virtual Try-It Night or check out the video below and see what wrestling is all about!
Ready to try wrestling?
Contact your school’s wrestling program to sign-up for the team!
Looking for a local club to wrestle at? Check out the list of PA clubs or reach out to the Pennsylvania Women’s Wrestling Facebook page and they will help connect you! You can also find out about introductory practices, clinics, and events on their page.
Talk to your friends and classmates to get them to sign up for wrestling with you!
Contact us at email@example.com if you have questions about the sport!
We are so excited to work with you and support you in building this sport. Thank you for being trailblazers and leaders. You are influencing and impacting generations of girls to come and are truly making history.
Why is getting my school to add a girls wrestling team so important?
If you are on your school's boys teams, they may not be able to send you to girls tournaments or hold girls duals. Adding a team at your school helps provide you with more opportunities to compete, including in dual meets and tournaments against other girls. As you have more opportunities to compete and work towards your goals, it will also provide more opportunities for you to reap all the benefits of the sport, including potentially attending college and even getting recruited to continue your wrestling journey at the next level. (The current list of colleges offering women’s wrestling can be found here.)
Having an official team and sport helps legitimize all of the hard work you have put in. It’s time to be recognized for it.
As a female wrestler, your voice is the most important one in this initiative. If you are interested in getting involved to help get a program at your school, there are several things you can do:
Reach out to your school (coach, Athletic Director, Principal, etc.) about adding a girls team - Contacting your school can often be the best way to express your desire for a girls team. If you need ideas about what you could say in an email to your school administration, check out our Template Wrestler Email. This was written by a PA high school wrestler!
Recruit other girls to wrestle - Invite friends, share about girls wrestling online, or even use flyers to let girls know they can wrestle
“Like” Pennsylvania Women’s Wrestling on Facebook to stay up to date with the SanctionPA initiative as well as to hear about events, clinics, college opportunities, and to stay connected to other wrestlers
Make a video of support - Some girls have recorded videos about what wrestling means to them and why they want a girls' team at their school. Check out some of the videos girls from PA have made, and if you are inspired, consider making one and letting your voice be heard!
Please feel free to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org any time if you have questions or if we can help work with you and your school.