The first girls state wrestling tournament is scheduled to take place Feb. 22 and 23 at Hilliard Davidson High School.

This is the first-ever state championship for girls. They plan to compete in 14 weight classes along with a team championship. More than 400 entries are expected.

Many states already sponsor high school wrestling for girls and with the increased number of girls participating on boys teams, the decision to recognize the girls separately in Ohio was made by the Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association last summer.

For tournament information such as eligibility requirements, registration and deadlines, session times, ticket prices, packet pickup for coaches and more, visit

The tournament also will be available on for wrestling fans that want to follow the action if they cannot attend in person.