Uwharrie Charter Academy senior Heaven Fitch defeated a total of 54 males (and only loss to 4) in the 1-A class this season to win the title.
According to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, “Heaven Fitch became the first female to win an NCHSAA Wrestling Individual State Championship. Last year, she finished fourth to become the first female to place at the State Individual Tournament.”
The association posted a video of the last moments of Heaven’s final match, where she executes a complete reversal on her male opponent to win the title. During the final moments, the crowd was chanting “Heaven! Heaven!”.
Heaven also won the “Most Outstanding Wrestler Award” for her conference.