LHS Female Wrestler Receives National Recognition

LHS Female Wrestler Receives National Recognition Photo
Incoming Lynbrook High School sophomore Ally Fitzgerald recently earned first place in her weight division in the Cadet Women’s National Wrestling Tournament at the Fargodome at North Dakota State University, officially qualifying her for a spot on the Team USA National Cadet team. 

Ally is the first girl on Long Island to win a National Cadet title. During the tournament, she competed in the Cadet Division against 25 girls in her bracket from across the country and was honored as one of eight All American wrestlers.

The Cadet Women’s National Wrestling Tournament is considered the largest and most prestigious USA National Freestyle tournament for Cadets and Juniors. To be eligible to compete, Ally wrestled in the New York State Freestyle Tournament in May 2018. This competition was the New York National Team qualifier where she won first place in her weight bracket and as a result, earned a spot as a member of Team New York.

“It’s amazing to see how successful Ally has been in wrestling,” said Richard Renz, her coach during the school year. “And winning a National wrestling tournament has to be one of the greatest accomplishments for anyone at any age. It’s an honor to be her high school coach.”