Heaven Fitch Bio
Heaven Fitch is the first girl to win a North Carolina High School Wrestling State Championship. She is 16-years-old from North Carolina. The teenager started wrestling after watching her brothers. She beats boys to ‘make history’ as state champion. On 22 February, she became the first girl to win a North Carolina High School Wrestling State Championship. Heaven follows in the footsteps of Michaela Hutchison, who became the first girl to ever win a state-wide secondary school title in 2006.
1️⃣st Female Wrestler to WIN an Individual Wrestling State Championship
— NCHSAA (@NCHSAA) February 23, 2020
Heaven Fitch Parents, Siblings
Fitch became interested in wrestling after watching her older brothers competing, and fought against them when she was younger. She said at first she had to convince her parents to let her wrestle. “I nagged my parents, basically, because I wanted to do what [my brothers] did,” Fitch told the Independent Tribune in 2018. “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 had a 54-4 record for the season and won most outstanding wrestler in her division. “I’m just really overwhelmed. It’s like insane what I’ve done, it’s not fully sunken in yet,” she told WRAL-TV.
Wrestling State Championship
Fitch becomes the first girl to ever win a North Carolina High School Athletic Association individual wrestling state championship last weekend, triumphing in the 106-pound weight class at Greensboro.
According to HighSchoolOT.com, Fitch scored a pin in her first match, won her semifinal 9-4 and came out on top in the championship with an 11-3 major decision. She faced only boys.
Heaven Fitch Instagram
In an Instagram post about the victory, Heaven proudly said: “I did it again, I made history.”
But when she spoke to the BBC, the 16-year-old struggled to show anything other than modesty when discussing her success.
“I’m just like any other person,” she said, before clarifying, “outside of wrestling”.
“Last year I was the first girl to reach second place in North Carolina, but I never expected to win it. Just to place last year was crazy in itself – all I wanted was to place higher.
“I’m proud of how far I’ve come.”