On August 26, 2021, the Norfolk Public Schools Board of Education met for their second monthly board meeting. At the meeting the board discussed the addition of Girls Wrestling and following discussion voted to approve the pilot program for the school year. The Norfolk Girls Wrestling team will be sanctioned by the NSAA to compete during the 2021-2022 winter season. This change will not affect the Junior High Wrestling program.
“I am very thankful our administration and school board has approved girls wrestling at Norfolk High School. Our coaches are looking forward to developing a competitive girls program. We want to encourage all girls to try the sport this year at all grade levels. This is a huge win for our sport and Norfolk High School,” said Head Coach, Justin Grey.
Activities Director, John Erwin added, “I would like to thank the Norfolk Board of Education, Administration, and Coach Grey for giving our girls this opportunity. One of our goals is to give our students as many opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities as possible. Girls have previously had the opportunity to participate in wrestling but the addition of a girls wrestling program at NHS will not only provide an opportunity for more girls to participate, but to be able to compete against other girls throughout the season.”