Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School’s Zachary Van Alst was named Most Outstanding Wrestler in the Julian McPhillips Invitational wrestling tournament held in Montgomery and was the Tournament Champion. The tournament was hosted by St. James School on January 11 and 12. This is the second year in a row Van Alst has taken home the honor. He is the son of Bob and Jennie Van Alst. David Norris, a senior, finished second in his weight class, and John Haynes, a junior, finished 3 and 2 for the weekend. The Knights finish the year hosting Carver and Wetumpka for their final home game of the season on January 24 before heading to Birmingham for a tournament.
Pictured: Montgomery Catholic’s Zachary Van Alst accepting his award from Montgomery Catholic benefactor, former parent, and founder of the Catholic wrestling program Mr. Julian McPhillips at the Julian McPhillips Invitational Tournament. (photo by Jennie Van Alst)