Heaven Fitch is a female wrestler from America that made history and became the first-ever woman to win a high school championship in her state.
Fitch jumped into the arms of her coach after she won at one of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s state individual state wrestling championships. She was declared the winner of the 106lb weight class, and she was the only female competitor in the class. Well, we can say that she showed the boys who’s the boss, beating all of the males.
She won all of her three matches with a dominant score, scoring a near-unanimous 11-3 in the final against competitor Luke Wilson.
After her victory, Fitch told WRAL-TV that she’s really overwhelmed, and it’s insane what she did. She thought that she wouldn’t even have a winning record as a freshman, and she never thought that she might win the whole thing. She also noted that her victory will help other female athletes aim higher,
Fitch got involved in wrestling after her brothers got involved in the sport. Even though her parents weren’t fully supportive at the beginning, they eventually let her partake in the sport, and it has now earned her headlines around the globe.
She told the Independent Tribune two years ago that her parents didn’t want her to get into wrestling because they didn’t want her to get hurt, but she thought that if her brothers could do it, then so did she.
Her record currently stands at 54-4, and we hope that she will go on and dominate her field.