Coxsackie-Athens hosts first Section 2 all girls wrestling tournament
January 23, 2022


Coxsackie, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Sunday morning Coxsackie-Athens provided a first for Section 2 wrestling when they hosted the first sanctioned all girls tournament for female wrestlers across the state and beyond.

The Riverhawks welcomed female wrestlers from Section 1, 3, 4, 5, 9 and even Vermont to come and compete with Section 2 girls. New York state is one of 17 states that has still not sanctioned girls wrestling, and Coxsackie-Athens head coach Ryan Palmer hopes pulling off events like this encourages NYSPHSAA to make the change.