The 2022-23 wrestling season start with the first practice on October 31st with the initial meets beginning on November 14. There is one class for the 2022-23 season with over 100 schools hosting a wrestling program. 

The 2023 Girls State Wrestling Tournament takes place Feb. 2-3, 2023 at Xtream Arena in Coralville.

Super regional competitions takes place on January 27, 2023. There will be four regional sites located across the state.

Season Timeline:

  • Date of first practice: Monday, Oct. 31st 2022 (Week 18)
  • Date of first competition: Monday, Nov. 14th 2022 (Week 20)
  • Postseason Regional Qualifier:  Friday, January 27th
  • State Tournament: Thurs. & Fri. February 2nd & 3rd

Regular Season Details:

  • 1 Classification
  • NFHS 14 Weight Classes to be used for the 2022-2023 season
    • Weight Classes: 100, 105, 110, 115, 120, 125, 130, 135, 140, 145, 155, 170, 190, 235
  • Co-operative Sharing encouraged and available to schools until after 1st week of practice
  • Unlimited scrimmages in season for girls’ programs allowed per local school district discretion
  • Girls still have the ability to practice with boys, per local school district discretion
  • Combined JH/HS practice is permissible per local school district discretion

Competition Guidance:

  • 15 Varsity individual competition dates allowed
    • May be in the form of scrambles, duals, or tournaments
  • Only female vs. female only competition allowed in grades 7-12 under the IGHSAU umbrella
  • Must follow certified weight descent guidelines and practices through Trackwrestling/OPC

Post Season Details:

  • Regional State Qualifier framework to be determined and communicated in May
  • Individual State Championship Tournament will be at the Xtream Arena in Coralville
  • No Dual Team State Tournament for the 2022-2023 season

*For links to girls’ wrestling events for the 2022-2023 season, please see the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association website:

*Additional updates on girls’ wrestling will be available by May 1, 2022 at Wrestling Central on the IGHSAU website

Contact Erin Kirtley, IGHSAU Associate Director and Wrestling Sport Administrator: [email protected]