SDHSAA STATE WRESTLING DUAL CHAMPIONSHIP, GIRLS’ WEIGHT CLASSES SET
February 16, 2021
PIERRE – The SDHSAA has announced the first-ever Girls’ Weight Class information, as well as pairings for the Class “A”
and Class “B” Dual Championships at this year’s Dakota State High School Wrestling Championships to be held in Rapid
City next weekend.
In the first Championship competition for girls in South Dakota as their own event, Class “A” will feature 47 female
participants across seven (112, 124, 131, 143, 167, 185 and 275) weight classes, while Class “B” includes 41 competitors
in six (112, 129, 140, 160, 185 and 275) divisions. While females have competed in the State Championships as recently
as last year, this will be the first event where an all-girls’ set of divisions exists.
“We are excited by the continual growth of girls’ wrestling in South Dakota,” Dr. John Krogstrand, Assistant Executive
Director of the SDHSAA commented on Tuesday. “We had over 150 female participants in wrestling this regular season,
a three-to-one increase over last year, and are excited that these championships will help us highlight our newest
In addition, seeding for the Dual Championships was finalized today. Both Rapid City Stevens (Class A) and Canton (Class
B) won the Dual Championships in 2020. Winner, the 2020 Class B Runner-Up captured the top seed for this year’s
event, while Brandon Valley, who lost by a single point in last year’s quarterfinal, is the number one seed in the Class A
The SDHSAA State Wrestling Championships begin next Thursday in Rapid City. For full tournament information, please
visit SDHSAA.com or SDPB.org/wrestling.