At Princeton — 2015-16 (19-11): reached as high as No. 10 in the national rankings … qualified for the NCAA Championships for the third consecutive year, but missed due to injury default … won the Navy Classic and helped Princeton win team title over two higher-ranked teams … placed sixth at Midlands; included Tigers' highest-ranked upset of the year, a win over No. 3 Jack Dechow of Old Dominion … earned Ivy League Honorable Mention … posted clinching victory over Harvard to help Tigers reach Ivy League championship match for first time since 1986 … won seven straight dual matches during the season, including six by major decision. 2014-15 (33-7): reached NCAA Championships for second straight season and won first match in the main draw; both losses during NCAAs game to Top-10 seeds … placed third at the EIWA Championships to help Princeton to seventh-place team finish; his only loss during the tournament was by two points in the semifinal … earned first-team All-Ivy League honors; he became only the second Princeton wrestler in more than a decade to earn the honor … placed fifth at the prestigious Midlands Championships, winning five matches along the way … went 2-0 in the Grapple at the Garden … won the Binghamton Open and the Navy Classic … had an 11-match win streak and an eight-match win streak. 2013-14 (27-12) reached his first NCAA Championships and won a consolation match during a 27-win season; both losses at the NCAAs came to wrestlers seeded in the Top 6 … reached the EIWA semifinal after defeating third-seeded Daniel Mitchell 4-3 in the quarterfinals; finished fifth overall for his first EIWA placewinner result … earned All-Ivy League honorable mention … led Princeton to a thrilling comeback win over Boston University with a third-period pin in the final match … won 14 of his final 16 regular season matches … recipient of the program’s Triede Trophy, presented to that member of the Princeton varsity wrestling team who by his spirit, ability and sportsmanship has contributed most to the sport. 2012-13 (6-6): earned six victories in freshman season, competing mostly during in-season tournaments … placed fifth at Binghamton Open and reached the semifinals at 165 … won first three matches of career, including 8-2 debut over Army's Kenneth Skillman.
Before Princeton — placed fifth at the 2012 NWCA Nationals at 149 pounds ... added a second-place finish at the NCWA Mideast Regionals ... placed eighth at the 2011 National Prep Championships at 135 pounds while wrestling for Blair Academy; also won the New York/New Jersey Prep Regionals ... finished sixth at 2010 Florida state championships ... went 27-5 as a senior and 25-7 as a junior; only began wrestling his sophomore year of high school ... earned two varsity letters in track and field ... National Achievement Finalist ... earned National Merit Commendation and an AP Scholar Award.
Personal — born Jan. 24, 1993 … son of Terrence '81 and Rochelle '83 Ayala … father is a lawyer; mother is a physician … both parents are Princeton graduates … enjoys drawing.
|Hometown:||Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.|
|High School:||Blair Academy|