Girl Wrestler Defeats Boys to Become State’s First Female Wrestling Champion

Girl Wrestler Defeats Boys to Become State’s First Female Wrestling Champion

Wrestler Heaven Fitch became the first ever girl to win a North Carolina High School Athletic Association individual wrestling state championship last weekend. She won the 106-pound weight class at Greensboro.

Heaven scored a pin in her first match, won her semifinal 9-4 and won the fnal with an 11-3 major decision. All of her opponents were boys.

Fitch, is a senior at Uwharrie Charter High School in Asheboro. She finished her season with a 54-5 record, winning the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award for the 1A classification after placing fourth in the state in 2019.

Fitch said:

“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.”

Fitch told WTVD.

“I just wrestled my best and I kinda dominated the match if I’m being honest.”



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