Wrestlers Named Scholar All-Americans
Two Fox Chapel Area High School wrestlers have received the High School Scholar All-American Award. The students are 2019 graduate Avery Bursick and 2018-2019 junior Alexander Wecht. The award is given by the National Wrestling Coaches Association and the United States Marine Corps. The certificate states, “Marines and wrestlers are warriors who share the same principles. Your academic excellence, fighting spirit, mental toughness, and work ethic are unmatched and are an example to your teammates and student body.” The candidates for this award must have at least a 3.5 GPA and be a varsity letter winner.
According to Fox Chapel Area High School wrestling head coach Ron Frank, both Avery and Alex are very deserving of this prestigious award.
“These two young men are both multisport athletes who are very successful,” Frank said. “But, even more importantly, they also have high expectations for themselves in the classroom as well.”
Avery and Alex are two of only 15 wrestlers from across the state of Pennsylvania to receive this award, and the only two from Western Pennsylvania.