As of 2015, all states except for Mississippi rank male high school wrestlers. In the school year 2009/2009, Arkansas became the 49th state to establish a state wrestling championship for male high school wrestlers. In 2014, there were a record number of high school male wrestling teams at 10,688.
The number of females who wrestle in high school has also grown considerably since 1994. A handful of states and the territory of Guam currently run female high school wrestling championships. This growing interest in female participation is also reflected at the college level, with 24 colleges presently with varsity female wrestling programs. Women's wrestling is also an official Olympic sport.