GILLETTE, Wyo. – Campbell County School District No. 1 high schools will begin offering girls’ wrestling.
The school board unanimously approved the addition at its June 14 meeting.
Superintendent Alex Ayers said he supports establishing the program and that the most significant change would be the addition of a bracket for girls at the existing state tournament. The 2023 state tournament will occur in February, he said.
Ayers said he is aware that some students who are girls would prefer to wrestle with other girls instead of with boys. No additional coaches would be required for the district’s wrestling programs unless girls’ participation grew substantially, he said.