|MCPS Coach Hunter with
5x State ChampVan Alst
Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School junior Zachary Van Alst claimed his fifth consecutive Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) wrestling state championship on Saturday, February 20 in Huntsville, this year capturing the title in the Class 1A-5A, 132-pound weight class. Van Alst finished the 2016 season undefeated with a record 50-0.
In his five-year career at Montgomery Catholic, Van Alst has won four sectional titles to go al
ong with his five state championships, while recording an overall career record of 233-12 . He was also named Most Valuable Wrestler of the State Tournament for Class 1A-5A.
He was joined in Huntsville by his teammate, senior Gabe Keating. Keating won sectionals at 160 pounds and made his second State Tournament appearance. The Knights 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.
Congratulations to the Knight Wrestling team!