Mercer University 12 v The Ohio State University 30       University of North Texas 24 v University of Texas at Arlington 33       University of Maryland / Baltimore County 12 v University of Florida 44       Wayne State College 60 v Auburn University 3       University of Michigan 30 v University of Pittsburgh 28       University of Notre Dame 13 v University of Michigan 42       Penn State - New Kensington 21 v University of Akron 36       University of Michigan 33 v University of Wisconsin - Madison 22       Penn State University - DuBois 31 v University of Akron 30       Penn State - Fayette 10 v University of Akron 30       

Ayala places 5th at NCWA Nationals

03/12/2012 -

The three Blair wrestlers who participate in the NCWA competed in the NCWA National tournament 3/8-10 down in Dayton Beach, FL. Abe Ayala finished the tournament in fine fashion, placing 5th. Ayala wrestled his way to the quarterfinals before losing to the eventual champion, Cody Shivener (Notre Dame College). After the loss, Ayala would have to win one more match to secure placing, something he did when he defeated Maximillian Becks (University of Central Florida). After another victory, Ayala faced a rematch with Derek Leiby (Penn College of Technology) who defeated him in the finals of the MEC conference tournament. Ayala wrestled a better match but still lost to Leiby, moving him to the match for 5th place, where he defeated Jonathan Clemente (United States Naval Academy). Ayala will look to build off his success when he wrestles for Princeton next year.