CHSAA Board of Directors approved two pilot seasons for girls wrestling beginning in 2018-2019.
If the legislative council approves the sport would begin play in the winter of 2020-2021.
"I think there's probably a lot of girls that want to wrestle and they've never done it before because it always has to be against a boy," said Central wrestling coach Laurence Gurule. "But now that they are going to run this pilot program it's going to show that this a girl's sport. They're only going to wrestle girls. It'll get more girls out and hopefully move them along to maybe even going to college and wrestling in the Olympics. You never know."
Girls wrestling has grown on the Western Slope over the past year with Central's Myah Arrieta winning the 113-pound state championship at the girls state tournament.
Grand Junction's Kaylee Lacy took second in the 127-pound weight class.