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VA Womens Wrestling

Sara  Bahoura

Sara Bahoura

Womens Director

2017 Team VA Women

About the Womens Program

  • Since 1994, the number of women who wrestle in high school has grown from 804 to over 11,496.
  • Over 30 colleges now sponsor a varsity wrestling program.
  • Since 2004, women’s wrestling is now a recognized Olympic sport.
  • California, Oregon, Guam, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas, Hawaii and Washington sponsor a state high school championship.
  • Women’s high wrestling participation numbers are higher than the NCAA sponsored sports of crew, fencing, skiing, and rifle and NCAA emerging sports of rugby, sand volleyball and equestrian.
  • NWCA conducts a 16-team National Dual Meet Championship in conjunction with the NWCA/Cliff Keen Collegiate National Duals
  • The NWCA in conjunction with USA Wrestling and Lock Haven University conducted the first of its kind CEO Leadership Academy for coaches of women’s teams.
  • Since 2015, the NWCA has invited 20 Coaches to take part in the NWCA CEO Academy for Women’s Coaches as part of the NWCA Traditional Leadership Academy in Fort Lauderdale.
  • NWCA has been instrumental in getting women’s wrestling added as a new sport a number of schools

   Virginia Wrestling leads the push for girls wrestling within the state for all age groups and styles.

In the 2017 season, 227 high school girls went out for wrestling through their school and 257 girls of all ages purchased USAW membership cards.

VAWA sanctions and runs the official girls elementary, middle school, and high school Folkstyle and Freestyle Virginia State Championships for girls.