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High School & College Wrestling Numbers

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(A young wrestler in New Mexico pins his opponent. SportXast 2017)

2015 High School Participation from NFHS Participation Statistics:

  • Number of high schools offering boys’ wrestling: 10,597
  • Number of high school boy wrestlers: 258,208
  • Number of high schools offering girls’ wrestling: 1,806
  • Number of high school girl wrestlers: 11,496
  • California, Guam, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington sponsor a girl’s state high school championship.

2015 Collegiate Participation:

  • Men’s programs: 350
  • Number of male collegiate wrestlers: 10,021
  • Women’s programs: 27
  • Number of female collegiate wrestlers: 416
  • Average scholarship: $5029 (men)
  • Average scholarship: $5430 (women)

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