Heaven Fitch Becomes First Female State Wrestling Champion

Heaven Fitch has made a huge impact in wrestling after becoming the first female wrestler to win an Individual Wrestling State Championship in North Carolina. She competes at 106 lbs and had to overcome several male competitors en route to her championship victory. She wrestles in the 1A division due to the size of her school but she has racked up a phenomenal record this season going 54-4 across that time and being voted Most Outstanding Wrestler after her performance last weekend.

Above is the final match between Heaven Fitch and Robbinsville’s Luke Wilson which she ended up winning 11-3. This was after she made her way through a field of seven other competitors, all of which were men. While this might seem surprising, it’s not that surprising for Fitch who became the first female wrestler to place in the State Championships last year after she came fourth.

She gained an interest in wrestling after watching her older brothers train and compete. She told the Independent Tribune in 2018 that she initially had to push to be allowed to participate in the sport: “I nagged my parents, basically, because I wanted to do what [my brothers] did.” She also added that “They didn’t want me to wrestle. I’m pretty sure it was because they didn’t want me to get hurt. But I would just be like, ‘Well, if they can do it, then I should be able to do it.’”

She proved that not should she be able to do it, but that she belongs doing it too. After a dominant performance Fitch told WTVD: “I just wrestled my best, and I kind of dominated the match, if I’m being honest.” and in all fairness, she’s not wrong!

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Alex Lindsey

Alex Lindsey is the managing editor here at Grappling Insider. Originally starting training in MMA in 2008, injuries and university slowed progress until he decided to put on a gi for the first time back in 2015.

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