Flowrestling | Women's Wrestling Takes Aim At NCAA Varsity Status

Women's wrestling in the United States has been trending upwards over the last year, from Helen Maroulis' historic Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics to Maya Nelson's gold at the Junior World Championships last week. 

Several organizations have banded together under the guidance of Wrestle Like A Girl, Inc. to build on the rising popularity of the sport and have formally submitted a bid to the NCAA Office Of Inclusion to ask that women's wrestling be recognized with "Emerging Sport Status."

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The Washington Post | Women’s wrestling bid made to NCAA

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Women’s wrestling could someday be an NCAA-sanctioned sport.

Wrestle Like A Girl Inc . and its partners announced on Tuesday that they have submitted a bid seeking emerging sport status from the NCAA. USA Wrestling, the U.S. Olympic Committee and other organizations hope to make women’s wrestling a collegiate sport as quickly as possible.

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Wrestle Like A Girl Traces Little Known History of American Women’s Wrestling

Helen Maroulis’ gold medal victory over 16-time world and Olympic champion Saori Yoshida, of Japan, this summer marked the first ever Olympic gold medal in women’s wrestling for Team USA. It was a historic moment, in many ways, and ended the drought that the American women had suffered through since women’s wrestling debuted at the Games in 2004. However, the history of women’s wrestling in America goes back much further than that. 

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