WASHINGTON (CIRCA) — New Jersey has its first girls' wrestling champion following the first season of a girls' tournament in the sport.
Northjersey.com reports that senior Erin Emery of Teaneck became the first girls' wrestling state champion on Saturday. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association formally approved a proposal to add the tournament in September 2018. Emery had previously practiced with an all-male team throughout the season.
There was an all girls regional tournament on Feb. 17. The winners progressed to the championship in Atlantic City, where Emery won her title.
Not only was she the first girl to win the title in the state, she was the first state champion from her school since 1967.