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Rosemary Flores of Staten Island pins Amanda Jackson of Queens during the city's first ever girls wrestling tournament Sunday, March 6, 2011 at St. Anthony's Memorial Gym  in Manhattan, New York.  Some 50 young female grapplers competed at St. Anthony's Memorial Gym on Thompson St. in the city's first wrestling competition for females. GIRLS WRESTLINGSABO, ROBERT/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

As a freshman wrestler, Curtis’ Rosemary Flores wasn’t enamored with the idea of going up against girls. If an opposing team had a girl in her weight class, Flores bumped up a division to wrestle a boy.

But this spring, Flores — now a three-time national champion in girls wrestling — won’t have that option. And she couldn’t be happier.

The PSAL, in keeping with the league’s recent appetite for providing opportunities for female athletes, is launching the first all-girls wrestling league in the state, starting in March.

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