The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association has unanimously approved an officially sanctioned girls high school state championship for the 2019-20 academic year.
Maryland is the 16th state to approve a girls state tournament. The decision was approved in late April at the MPSSAA Board of Control meetings.
The MPSSAA hosted a girls invitational the last two years in early February that was open to any female high school wrestlers. Seventy-seven girls competed in the inaugural competition in 2018 while there were 85 this winter, but MPSSAA state wrestling tournament director Michael Duffy said the state “would like to see the sport expand.”
“We felt that by...