Heaven Fitch became the first girl to win an NCHSAA Wrestling state championship.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — One young lady is pounding the mat for girl wrestlers in North Carolina.
Heaven Fitch became the first girl to win a North Carolina High School Athletic Association individual wrestling state championship last weekend in Greensboro. Fitch beat Luke Wilson of Robbinsville for the championship in the 106-pound weight class.
1️⃣st Female Wrestler to WIN an Individual Wrestling State Championship
— NCHSAA (@NCHSAA) February 23, 2020
“I kind of dominated the match if I’m being honest,” Fitch told WGHP. Fitch is a junior at Uwharrie Charter Academy in Asheboro.
Fitch ended the season with a 54-4 record and won the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award in the 1A classification. Fitch placed fourth in the state in 2019.
“I’m just glad I can be a role model for people younger than me and it’s so insane to be inspiring to others. To think that others look up to me is kind of crazy.”
Congrats Heaven! This is another example of females more and more getting into wrestling and grappling sports!
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