The Nebraska School Activities Association Board of Directors voted 7-1 on Thursday to add girls wrestling as an emerging sport.
The emerging sport process takes place over a three year period, and allows girls to participate in their school’s wrestling programs and in the emerging girls wrestling programs. However, there will not be a separate state tournament for the girls at this time.
Later in the day on Thursday, the NSAA Representative Assembly voted on a measure to make girls wrestling an NSAA sanctioned winter sport. The measure failed by three votes, 28-23.
The Assembly, did, however, vote to make bowling an official NSAA winter sport by a margin of 31-20.