School Athletic Association (AHSAA) wrestling state championship on Saturday, February 18 in Huntsville at the Von Braun Center, this year capturing the title in the Class 1A-5A, 138-pound weight class. Van Alst finished the 2017 season undefeated with an impressive record of 67-0, and finished his career as a Catholic Knight with a record of 300-12.
To top it off, Van Alst became the third person in AHSAA history to accomplish six consecutive State wrestling titles, over the weekend. In his six-year career at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School, Van Alst has won five sectional titles to go along with his six state championships, while recording that impressive overall career record of 300-12 .
He was joined in Huntsville by his teammates, freshmen Jack Burt at 132-pounds made his second appearance at a State meet and Jason Flowers made his State Tournament debut at 106 pounds. 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. He has committed to wrestle for the Air Force Academy continuing his career at the next level.
Congratulations to the Knight Wrestling team!
This August, Montgomery Catholic senior, Angeles Gonzalez-Ansaldi, won the title