NYC public high school girls get wrestling league

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New York City high school girls are getting a wrestling league of their own.

The city's Public School Athletic League is starting a girls' wrestling program with 16 teams.

Fifteen of the teams will be in schools where there is interest in girls' wrestling. The 16th will be a citywide program for girls without a team.

The season will start in March and there will be a citywide tournament in May.

City Department of Education official Eric Goldstein tells The New York Times that there has been a growing demand for girls' wrestling.

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There are 72 girls now wrestling on boys' teams in New York City public high schools.

Several states including California, Texas and Hawaii have girls' wrestling programs.

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