Ontario girls wrestling team levels the playing field

Ontario High School's girls wrestling team is off to a good start with a first-place finish at the Wiley Dobbs Invitational in Twin Falls in December. (Submitted photo).

ONTARIO - The sport of wrestling is no longer reserved for boys only, as Ontario’s girls are leveling the playing field.

Oregon became the eighth U.S. state to sanction girls wrestling as a championship sport at the high school level.

For the 2018-19 school year, the Oregon School Activities Association is including an all-class girls division in the state tournament. The girls division follows the same existing structure for boys with 14 weight classes, from 100 pounds up to 235.

“I’m super stoked for this season,” said Ontario girls wrestling coach Shawn Grove. “My daughters wrestled when they were younger, but once they . . .