September 14, 2023

Archbishop Ryan High School to add Girls’ Wrestling as a Varsity Sport this Academic Year

Earlier today, Archbishop Ryan High School (ARHS) announced the addition of Girls’ Wresting as a Varsity sport for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) recently voted to approve girls’ wresting as an official sport effective with the coming season.

“The addition of this program provides our female students an opportunity to compete with top student-athletes in the state and open doors for both their high school years and to compete at the collegiate level,” said Mr. Joseph McFadden ‘97 Principal, Archbishop Ryan High School.

ARHS administrators will interview candidates for the head coaching position in the coming weeks.

Background information on Archbishop Ryan High School

Archbishop Ryan High School empowers a diverse student body to become contributing members of the Church and society. In partnership with family and community, ARHS strives to teach as Jesus did by providing spiritual, social, and service opportunities for growth. The faculty challenges the students of today to become the leaders of tomorrow through a comprehensive academic curriculum rooted in excellence. For additional information on ARHS, please visit

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Meredith Wilson
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