Shelby Fugate Makes AHSAA State Wrestling History

RUSSELL COUNTY SENIOR WINS FIRST WRESTLING MATCH AT STATE IN ALABAMA

On Thursday in Huntsville, AL, history was made on the first day of the AHSAA State Wrestling. Prior to the year 2020, no girl had ever won against the boys at a state meet.

Russell County senior captain, Shelby Fugate, lost her first Class 6A, 106 weight class match to Decatur’s Malik Nelson by a major decision score of 16-3. Next round was a must-win for Fugate, and she earned a victory with a pin in a time of 1:37. She took down Ethan Sharkey from Gulf Shores. Next match, Fugate pinned Nate Burrow in a time of 2:51. She lost her fourth match to Gardendale’s Daishan Powe.

Fugate ended her state championship meet with a record of (2-2), both wins by pin. She ended her overall senior season (57-25). The AHSAA has a record list, and one of the categories is Most Victories (Season). The minimum to make the list is 55, so Fugate’s name will be added to the list for all wrestlers to see and remember in Alabama history.

Categories: Alabama Sports, High School