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The Girl’s Folkstyle State Tournament will be held in conjunction with the MSWA Age/Wt State Tournament at A Facility TBD on a Date TBA


The Girl’s Folkstyle State Tournament is open to

  • 8U (Born 20?? – 20??)
  • 10U (Born 20?? – 20??)
  • 12U (Born 20?? – 20??)
  • 15U* (Born 20?? – 20??)
  • All periods will be 1:30 minutes 

Weigh-ins will be from 8 am – 9 am
Wrestling starts at approximately 10:30 am

Entrance Fees:

  • Wrestlers: $50
  • USAW Coaches: FREE
  • (Must show State ID & USAW Card with Picture)
  • Adults 18 & Over: $10
  • Kids 12 – 17: $5
  • Under 12: Free


Due to limited access and the size of the Arena Floor, All Coaches Must Have A Current USAW Wrestling Leader Membership to be on the mat at the State Tournament.  If a Coach does not have a USAW Wrestling Leader Card, they will not be permitted access to the mats during the tournament. To get access & FREE ENTRY to the tournament; Coaches must present their State ID & USAW Card with Picture showing that they have a USAW Wrestling Leader Membership at the door.

Current/Valid USA Wrestling Membership Required


  • Top Maryland girl in each group will be declared State Champion!


Nicole Woody and Helen Maroulis not only put Girl’s Wrestling on the map for Maryland, but they also each represented the sport at the highest level and competed for Team USA, have paved the way for all girls in the US and Helen became the first US Woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal!

The MSWA presents the 4th Annual MSWA/USAW sanctioned Maryland Girls Folkstyle State Championship.  The event is designed to offer girls the chance to compete against other girls to celebrate and be recognized as a State Champion!

Modified NFHS Rules

National Federation of State High School Association scoring rules with USA Wrestling modifications will govern the tournament. These USA Wrestling modifications include the following:
  • Headgear is MANDATORY for all competitors
  • Mouth guards are required for wrestlers
  • Rest time in-between matches is a minimum of 15 minutes
  • A match cannot be started when a wrestler does not have a coach present
  • The three-quarter nelson with leg hook is LEGAL in USA Wrestling Folkstyle Events
  • The double arm bar with sit out is ILLEGAL
USA Wrestling rules governing ages, weights, and match time will take precedence where applicable.