The Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association is pleased to announce its first interscholastic Iowa High School Girls Wrestling Championships January 19, 2019 at Waverly-Shell Rock High School.
- – All eligible girls competing on wrestling teams sponsored by the Iowa High School Athletic Association member schools and included on their rosters, are eligible to participate.
- – 9-12 grade girls – no 8th graders or below
- – This event counts as one of the wrestler’s 17 competition dates allowed during the season by IHSAA rules.
- – Wrestler is a registered participant with a IHSAA school and has been certified in the Track Wrestling Weight Management System.
- Weight Classes: 106, 113, 120,126,132, 138, 152, 170, 195, HWT (If a weight would exceed the 5 NFHS match limit, the committee has the right to amend weight classes.)
Cost: $15.00 per wrestler
Wrestlers will be registered online using the TrackWrestling system. Links for registration can be obtained through emailing Roger Riggins Roger.Riggins@lsiowa.org
Registration DEADLINE: Participant registration into TrackWrestling, along with seeding criteria is due by Tuesday January 15th, at 10:00pm.
Weigh-Ins: 8:30am; Waverly Shell Rock High School
Start Time: 10:30am; Waverly Shell Rock High School
Awards: Individual: The IWCOA will recognize the top 6 wrestlers at each weight class as IWCOA Girls State Placewinners.
Team: The IWCOA will recognize a IWCOA Girls State Champion, Runner-up and Third Place team consisting of a maximum of 10 scoring wrestlers.
Coaches: All coaches must be a certified coach, and approved by their school to coach in the event. The coach must be present to coach and be responsible for the girls entered.
Seeding: Will be done by coaches and members of the IWOCA
- – The wrestler has attended one of the IHSAA sponsored events during the 2018-2019 season.
- – The wrestler has at least one win during the 2018-2019 season.
- – Overall Season Record
- – Head to Head
- – The wrestler has been recognized as the tournament champion at one of the IHSAA sanctioned girls tournaments.
- – Other Information:
- – List any National Tournament placings or participation during the 2018 season. Recognized tournaments include USA Wrestling and AAU Wrestling National Tournaments.
- – Does the individual participate in the varsity line-up etc.
– Any questions outside of registration can be sent to Eric Whitcome firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-415-3732
Press Release from IHSAA on behalf of IWCOA
The Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (IWCOA) is pleased to announce its first interscholastic Iowa High School Girls Wrestling Championships January 19, 2019 at Waverly-Shell Rock High School.
The 2019 championship event conducted by the IWCOA marks the end of the second season in which IHSAA member schools offered females the opportunity to compete in girls’ divisions. All eligible girls competing on wrestling teams sponsored by the Iowa High School Athletic Association member schools and included on their rosters are eligible to participate. This event counts as one of the wrestler’s 17 competition dates allowed during the season by IHSAA rules.
Wrestling will begin at 10:30 a.m. at W-SR High School in Waverly, Iowa, with weigh-ins scheduled to start at 8:30. The event will feature ten weight classes (106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 152, 170, 195, 285) and the top six place winners will be recognized in each weight class. The top three teams will also be recognized, as team scores will be kept for the girls’ division, with a maximum of ten participants able to score points for their school team.
Nationally, girls wrestling participation has nearly doubled since 2014 with more than 16,000 athletes competing during the 2017-18 season, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). IHSAA member high schools had 93 girls participating in wrestling last season when Ogden and Independence High Schools made history by offering the first in-season girls’ divisions. With new competition opportunities and teams recruiting and creating opportunities for their school’s female wrestlers, participation in Iowa has increased to 157 girls.
The IWCOA will serve as a presenting sponsor for the event.
Bob Murphy – Executive Director, IWCOA
Eric Eckerman – Vice Executive Director, IWCOA
Lewie Curtis – IHSAA Wrestling Administrator