New Jersey will be the 12th state and the first in the northeast to have a girls state wrestling tournament!
The girls state tournament, which will consist of eight weight classes, will take place at Boardwalk Hall on the Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 the same weekend the boys state tournament is held, according to Steven Falk of the Asbury Park Press.
According to NJSIAA Wrestling Tournament Director Howie O'Neil, the girls will begin at the region tournament level, as opposed to the boys beginning at the district tournament level.
There will be two regional tournaments - North and South - at centralized locations to be announced on Feb. 17, a Sunday, the day after the NJSIAA 32 district tournaments for boys.
The top three in each of the eight weight classes will then qualify for the state tournament.
The girls state tournament will begin with the quarterfinals on the Friday night the boys semifinals take place.
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