Andrew Christie has announced his commitment to Army West Point via Instagram stating, “I am extremely blessed and grateful for the opportunities I have been given. Several years ago I set a goal for myself, I wanted to wrestle D1 in college and go to West Point. Back when I set that goal it was beyond a reach for me, but throughout the past several years I pushed myself constantly to get better and reach further both academically and athletically. Over that time a lot has changed, but my goals remained a constant”. Along with the announcement to his commitment he also took the time to reflect and thank all of his peers, parents and coaches who helped him get to that point as you can see on his Instagram caption.
During his time at Bishop McDevitt High School, Christie has a combined record of 101 wins and 18 loses. He is currently a junior in high school who has already committed to wrestle at the colligative level. He placed second at state during his junior year, although he qualified for state the previous two years, he did not place.
When asked what his deciding factor to commit to West Point he replied, “My deciding factor came down to the structure of West Point. I was split between Columbia and West Point because from an athletic standpoint I felt at home at both. I love Coach Ward, DeAngelo, Green and like wise I loved being around the team. Everything just felt right. On top of that the structure of the school benefits athletes. I want to go into the medical field, so it is relieving to know that there will never be a case were a class overlaps with practice”.
According to Christie he is looking forward to graduating and wrestling college as he writes, “Personally I am currently looking forward to putting my best foot forward for this next season. I am shooting for the gold next year. Beyond high school, I’m looking forward to simply being on post and training with the team. When I graduate I plan on preparing for moving onto post early that way I can focus on improving over the rest of the summer”.