Louisiana to sanction girls wrestling as state tourneys get underway

Updated: January 26, 2024

This weekend nearly 100 girls from the state of Louisiana are scheduled to compete in an unofficial girls state tournament in Baton Rouge. Next year, girls high school wrestlers from the Bayou State will be able to compete in an official tournament.

For yesterday, Jan. 25, 2024, Louisiana became the 45th different state in the country to add girls high school wrestling when the Louisiana High School Athletic Association voted to officially sanction the sport beginning in 2024-25.

This comes at a time when the majority of the other states are about to hold their sanctioned state tournaments.

The following is a listing of where and when the other 44 states will hold their sanctioned girls state championships. Please note that Alabama and Alaska  have already held their postseason events.

State Association Start Dates Location
Alabama (AHSAA) Alabama High School Athletic Association 1/19/24 Huntsville
Alaska (ASAA) Alaska School Activities Association 12/15/23 Airlines Center Anchorage
Arkansas (AAA) Arkansas Activities Association 2/23/24 Jack Stephens Center, Little Rock
Arizona (AIA) Arizona Interscholastic Association 2/16/24 Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix
California (CIF) California Interscholastic Federation 2/22/24 Mechanics Bank Arena, Bakersfield
Colorado (CHSAA) Colorado High School Activities Association 2/15/24 Ball Arena, Denver
Connecticut (CIAC) Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference 2/23/24 Floyd Little Center (Hillhouse HS), New Haven
Florida (FHSAA) Florida High School Athletic Association 2/29/24 Silver Spurs Arena, Osceola Heritage Park
Georgia (GHSA) Georgia High School Association 2/15/24 Macon Centerplex
Hawaii (HHSAA) Hawaii High School Athletic Association 2/23/24 Cannon Activities Center, Laie
Idaho (IHSAA) Idaho High School Activities Association 2/23/24 ICCU Dome, Pocatello
Illinois (IHSA) Illinois High School Association 2/24/24 Grossinger Motors Arena, Bloomington
Iowa (IHSAA) Iowa High School Athletic Association 2/1/24 Xtream Arena, Coralville
Kansas (KSHSAA) Kansas State High School Activities Association 2/22/24 Tony’s Pizza Events Center, Salina (1A-4)/Hartman Arena, Park City (5A-6)
Kentucky (KHSAA) Kentucky High School Athletic Association 2/29/24 Alltech Arena Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington
Maine (MPA) Maine Principals Association 2/20/24 Winslow High School
Maryland (MPSSAA) Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association 3/2/24 Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro
Massachusetts (MIAA) Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association 2/23/24 Salem High School
Michigan (MHSAA) Michigan High School Athletic Association 3/1/24 Ford Field, Detroit
Minnesota (MSHSI) Minnesota State High School League 2/29/24 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul
Missouri (MSHSAA) Missouri State High School Activities Association 2/21/24 Mizzou Arena, Columbia
Montana (MHSA) Montana High School Association 2/9/24 Metra Park, Billings
Nebraska (NSAA) Nebraska School Activities Association 2/15/24 CHI Health Center Arena, Omaha
Nevada (NIAA) Nevada Interscholastic Athletic Association 2/16/24 Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse, Bullhead City, Ariz.
New Hampshire (NHIAA) New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association 2/24/24 Bedford High School
New Jersey (NJSIAA) New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association 2/29/24 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City
New Mexico (NMAA) New Mexico Activities Association 2/23/24 Rio Rancho Events Center, Rio Rancho
New York (NYSPHSAA) New York State Public High School Athletic Association 1/26/24 Onondaca Comm College, Syracuse
North Carolina (NCHSAA) North Carolina High School Activities Association 2/15/24 Greensboro Coliseum
North Dakota (NDHSAA) North Dakota High School Activities Association 2/15/24 Fargodome, Fargo
Ohio (OHSAA) Ohio High School Athletic Association 3/8/24 Schottenstein Center, Columbus
Oklahoma (OSSAA) Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association 2/22/24 State Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City
Oregon (OSAA) Oregon School Activities Association 2/22/24 Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland
Pennsylvania (PIAA) Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association 3/9/24 Hershey’s Giant Center, Hershey
Rhode Island (RIIL) Rhode Island Interscholastic League 3/1/24 Providence Career & Technical Academy
South Carolina (SCHSL) South Carolina High School League 2/23/24 Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center, Anderson
South Dakota (SDHSAA) South Dakota High School Activities Association 2/22/24 Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls
Tennessee (TSSAA) Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association 2/23/24 Williamson Co. Expo Center, Franklin
Texas (UIL) University Interscholastic League – Texas 2/16/24 Berry Center, Cypress
Utah 1A/2A (UHSAA) Utah High School Activities Association Class 1A/2A 2/9/24 Sevier Valley Center
Utah 3A (UHSAA) Utah High School Activities Association 3A 2/16/24 Sevier Valley Center
Utah 4A/5A/6A (UHSAA) Utah High School Activities Association Class 4A Class 5A Class 6A 2/14/24  Utah Valley University
Washington (WIAA) Washington Interscholastic Activities Association 2/16/24 Tacoma Dome, Tacoma
West Virginia (WVSSAC) West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission 2/29/24 Huntington
Wisconsin (WIAA) Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association 2/22/24 Kohl Center, Madison
Wyoming (WHSAA) Wyoming High School Activities Association 2/22/24 Ford Wyoming Center, Casper