Girls wrestling officially sanctioned by NSAA

LINCOLN, Neb. — A new sport officially joined the ranks of Nebraska School Activities Association-sanctioned activities Wednesday.

Girls wrestling got the vote of approval at the NSAA spring meeting, getting unanimous approval from the board.

The sport will have a one-class girls division at next year's state wrestling championships in Omaha, featuring alongside four classes of boys competition.

Girls wrestling was classified as an emerging sport last season and did not have an official NSAA-sanctioned championship.