Saint Mark’s Freshman Wins National Wrestling Championship

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Saint Mark’s freshman Addie Till is a national champion!
Till is the first female varsity wrestler in the history of Saint Mark’s and recently won the 2023 Girls High School National Championship!
“Being the first female on the Saint Mark’s Varsity Wrestling Team has been an honor,” said Till. “It came with a lot of hard work and dedication to get to where I’m at as a female in the sport. My practice partner and I worked day in and day out, always in the room asking questions to get better throughout the season. My team has truly become a second family to me, and I couldn’t be more thankful and proud to be a Spartan at Saint Mark’s.”

Till is relatively new to the sport of wrestling, getting her start just over three years ago. She actually donned her first high school singlet as an 8th grader, competing for her K-12 charter school’s high school team. “When I found my love for the sport of wrestling, I had been coming off a back injury and went to my younger brother’s wrestling practice and saw a few girls out on the mat,” she said. “I was so interested and figured I could try it out since I had been a high-level gymnast for the past 10 years of my life and had the strength to compete mentally and physically on the mat.”

As a Saint Mark’s Spartan, Till won the very first match of her high school career and consistently collected W’s
throughout the season. She was the Girls Wetzel Classic Champion and placed 4th at the first female Beast of the East High School Wrestling Tournament, one of the toughest high school wrestling tournaments in the country. Till took 8th place at conferences, making her a 2x conference place winner between her 8th and 9th grade years.

While she’s enjoying her recent success, she’s already got her sights set on next season. “I always have to better my best. My ultimate goal is to be the first female in Delaware to place at States,” she said. Cam Butler, Saint Mark’s Head Wrestling Coach, has high praise for Till. “I am so glad that Addie’s hard work is already beginning to pay off. She is a determined competitor who is always looking to improve,” he said. “Becoming an Eastern National Champion as a freshman in the high school division is a tremendous accomplishment. I’m extremely proud of her
and I’m thrilled to see what she will accomplish next.”

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