HARRISBURG – Senator Scott Martin (R-13) released the following statement today after the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Board of Directors voted to make girls’ wrestling an officially sanctioned sport in Pennsylvania:
“Male and female wrestlers have always deserved the same chance to compete for state championships, earn college scholarships, and grow participation in their sport. The PIAA deserves credit for following through on their promise to officially sanction girls’ wrestling in Pennsylvania and open new doors for these young athletes.
“I am incredibly proud of all our female wrestlers, parents, coaches and advocates who have fought for years to make sure girls will have these new opportunities for years to come. Girls’ wrestling has grown immensely in popularity throughout the country, and I am grateful and excited these girls will now be on equal footing with so many of their counterparts throughout the country.”
CONTACT: Jason Thompson