Ritaman Austin O'Connor '17 named All-American for North Carolina!

Ritaman Austin O'Connor '17 named All-American for North Carolina!

Congratulations to Austin O’Connor, Class of 2017, on taking 3rd place overall at this year’s NCAA Wrestling Championship and being named an All-American, St. Rita’s first in school history! Read more below!


St. Rita's O'Connor On The Cusp Of History

Saying that Austin O’Connor has an edge to him is like saying Hawaii has nice beaches; the description doesn’t begin to do justice to the reality.

St. Rita Senior Austin O'Connor

What do you say about someone who watches video of one of his matches and then shows up at practice the next day with 10 pages of notes on things he wants to work on? Or a high school senior still slightly aggravated about a match he lost when he was six years old? Or someone who breaks furniture during family game time during the Christmas holidays?

“I’ve never wrestled with or been around anybody that wants to win as much as he does,” St. Rita coach Dan Manzella said of O’Connor.