Catholic’s Van Alst Claims Fourth Consecutive Wrestling State Championship

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Van Alst claims his 4th consecutive AHSAA State Wrestling title!

Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School sophomore Zachary Van Alst claimed his fourth consecutive Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) wrestling state championship on Saturday, February 14 in Huntsville, this year capturing the title in the Class 1A-5A, 122-pound weight class. Van Alst finished the 2015 season undefeated with a record 50-0.

In his four-year career at Montgomery Catholic, Van Alst has recorded a 180-11 overall record.  He has also won three sectional titles to go along with his four state championships.

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Keating placed fifth in his first state tournament appearance.

He was joined in Huntsville by his teammates, senior Cameron Harris and junior Gabe Keating. Keating placed fifth in his first State Tournament appearance in the 154-pound weight class. The Montgomery Catholic team of three placed 19th overall. They are coached by head coach Coy Hunter and assistant coach David Parker.

Zachary is the son of Jennifer and Bob Van Alst of Prattville. Gabe is the son of John and Melynda Keating of Montgomery. Cameron is the son of Andrea Harris of Montgomery.

Congratulations to the Knight Wrestling team on a great finish at State!

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