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A native of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Ayayla is a three - time Iowa state champion and most recently won his third stop sign in Fargo with his second title in junior freestyle in 2021. Ayala has put together a lengthy resume in the state of Iowa, winning the Conflict at Carver in 2018 and the Cliff Keen Independence Invitational that same year. Ayala would finish his freshman season as a runner up in the Iowa high school 3A state tournament at 106 pounds. In that offseason, Ayala won double titles at the Independence tournament, the Iowa freestyle/greco state tournament, and the Northern Plains regional setting him up for Fargo later that summer. Ayala would leave Fargo as an all - american in cadet freestyle after winning a national title the year prior.

  1. Top Upperweight Kolby Franklin Commits To Iowa Hawkeyes

    Top Upperweight Kolby Franklin Commits To Iowa Hawkeyes

    Oct 31, 2021

    Kolby Franklin, ranked #7 in the nation at 195-pounds and the #41 recruit in the high school class of 2022, has committed to joining the Iowa Hawkeyes.
  2. The Pulse With Andy Hamilton: Borrelli's Ready To Build

    The Pulse With Andy Hamilton: Borrelli's Ready To Build

    Jul 21, 2021

    When he slid behind the wheel on the first Saturday in June to begin the cross-country trek to his new life on the East coast, Jason Borrelli had his eyes focused on the road ahead.
  3. The Complete & Total 2021 Junior Freestyle Preview And Predictions Article

    The Complete & Total 2021 Junior Freestyle Preview And Predictions Article

    Jul 17, 2021

    It’s Fargo time baby! There’s a whole lot to get into below, so I won’t waste your time with a boring intro. I’m just going to remind you that USA Wrestling uses separation criteria as their way of seeding. So, don’t freak out when brackets come out.
  4. PA, IL, IA, MN, & More - This Year's Fargo Team Race Will Be Crazy

    PA, IL, IA, MN, & More - This Year's Fargo Team Race Will Be Crazy

    Jul 15, 2021

    The Fargo team race heated up a little bit this year when Iowa came out on top of Illinois and Oklahoma for their first Junior Duals title since 2005. Fargo can either be a chance for Iowa to ride that momentum to first Junior freestyle title since 2008, Illinois to reclaim its spot atop the Junior freestyle ladder and win its fourth-straight title in the process, or another state to claim the title of best in the country.
  5. A College Wrestling Fan's Guide To Fargo 2021

    A College Wrestling Fan's Guide To Fargo 2021

    Jul 13, 2021

    It's Fargo time, one of the biggest high school wrestling events of the year. Which means it's also one of the biggest events of the year for college wrestling fans.
  6. Fargo Roster Release: Iowa's Bringing The Big Dogs To Fargo

    Fargo Roster Release: Iowa's Bringing The Big Dogs To Fargo

    Jul 13, 2021

    Team Iowa won Junior Duals, and with a roster like this, you can tell they are trying to repeat that performance inside the FargoDome. Drake Ayala, Caleb Rathjen, and Kalob Runyon are three nationally-ranked wrestlers who have already completed their high school career coming back to help Team Iowa out one last time.
  7. Junior & Senior Nationals Super King Kong Mega Preview

    Junior & Senior Nationals Super King Kong Mega Preview

    Apr 29, 2021

    Coralville, Iowa is hosting Junior and Senior Nationals. Below, we preview the senior men's freestyle weight classes and the junior men's freestyle weight classes. The latter also serves as the team trials for the UWW Junior World Championships.
  8. Junior & Senior Nationals Registrations Are Getting Tough

    Junior & Senior Nationals Registrations Are Getting Tough

    Apr 28, 2021

    Junior and Senior Nationals are a few days away, and registrations are looking solid. Take a look at everyone who's registered to compete for spots on the Junior World Team or in the Senior World Team Trials.
  9. The Junior 57 kg Bracket Is Bonkers This Weekend

    The Junior 57 kg Bracket Is Bonkers This Weekend

    Apr 27, 2021

    One week after crowing the Cadet World Team, we get to watch the best wrestlers in the country aged 20 and under duke it out to make a World Team of their own.
  10. Over 40 Ranked Wrestlers At Ultimate Club Duals!

    Over 40 Ranked Wrestlers At Ultimate Club Duals!

    Apr 16, 2021

    The Ultimate Club Duals registration list boasts more than 40 ranked wrestlers and have potential ranked matchups at nearly every weight class. Here's the list of ranked wrestlers competing this weekend.
  11. 2021 Ultimate Club Duals College Fan Guide

    2021 Ultimate Club Duals College Fan Guide

    Apr 15, 2021

    The Ultimate Club Duals will showcase commits from some of the nation's top teams including the top two finishers at this year's NCAA Championships. Check out the recruits from all 18 programs below, and if you see a college commit we missed, email david.bray@flosports.tv or send a dm on Twitter to @_davidbray.
  12. Saturday Night Storylines: What To Watch On Trackwrestling

    Saturday Night Storylines: What To Watch On Trackwrestling

    Feb 20, 2021

    Championship Saturday has arrived at state tournaments across the country and the stage is set for a scintillating set of finals. 
  13. Top Stars And Storylines In State Tournaments This Week On Trackwrestling

    Top Stars And Storylines In State Tournaments This Week On Trackwrestling

    Feb 18, 2021

    The third week of February is typically a smorgasbord of high-level high school wrestling state championships. Even in a COVID-scrambled season, this week’s menu is still loaded with 16 championship events in nine states and two dozen nationally-ranked competitors expected to take the mat in tournaments streamed on Trackwrestling. 
  14. What To Watch On Trackwrestling This Week

    What To Watch On Trackwrestling This Week

    Feb 18, 2021

    Our new partners at Trackwrestling have a wealth of top high school men's and women's events on tap this weekend. Check out all of the high level action:
  15. The Top 7 Weights To Watch At Super 32

    The Top 7 Weights To Watch At Super 32

    Oct 22, 2020

    There really isn't a bad weight at Super 32, but some of these brackets are absolutely ridiculous. Check out the seven weights that are guaranteed to produce fireworks.