Teen girl wrestler Heaven Fitch dominates boys to win tournament

American wrestler Heaven Fitch has claimed a unique slice of sporting history, after becoming the first female to win a state high school wrestling championships.

Fitch put the cherry on top of a dominant season with a gold medal in the 48kg weight class in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's 1A division, besting her seven male counterparts.

Her staggering season win/loss record of 54-4 earned her the division's Most Outstanding Wrestler award.

"I'm just really overwhelmed, she told WRAL-TV. "It's insane what I've done, it's not fully sunken in yet."

Fitch was one of only three female wrestlers at the tournament, but wasn't in the least bit surprised by her efforts.

"I just wrestled my best, and I kind of dominated the match, if I'm being honest.

Fitch got hooked on the sport by watching her older brothers compete in tournaments and had to convince her parents to allow her to get involved herself.

"They didn't want me to wrestle. I'm pretty sure it was because they didn't want me to get hurt. But I would just be like, 'Well, if they can do it, then I should be able to do it."