It’s official, girls wrestling is its own high school sport in the state of Oregon.
The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) delegate assembly adopted girls wrestling as a sanctioned sport with a unanimous vote on Monday.
Beginning with the 2023-24 season, girls wrestling will no longer be a division within OSAA wrestling. Girls wrestling was added to OSAA wrestling in 2018-19.
The move has multiple benefits for the sport and schools. School districts should be able to do more for girls wrestling given more equitable access. The change also offers schools one more official option for girls, which will aid in Title IX compliance.
This is the first sport added by the OSAA since 1979.