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Kayani Ayala is Mortgage X-Change Wrestler of the Year

The Mortgage X-Change Wrestler of the Year goes to Kayani Ayala of El Paso Burges High School.  Ayala received the most amount of votes from throughout the state in a 2 week voting period up against the other wrestler of the year nominees.

Kayani Ayala
Weight: 148 lbs
School: Burges High School
Hometown: El paso, Texas
Year: Senior

Words from Coach Rodriguez:
Kayani Ayala is a very humble and hard working student who is very passionate about the sport of wrestling. She is the Captain of the Burges High School Lady Mustangs Wrestling team who this year won the 1-5A District Championship with the help of Kayani’s 4th individual District Title. Kayani began her Vision Quest to becoming a State Champion last year when she reached the podium but fell short of her goal placing 4th at the 2019 UIL Texas State Tournament. Right after the end of that season she set her goal of becoming a State Champion, went straight to work, and never looked back. Last summer she competed at Texas State Freestyle and Greco Tournament and ended up placing 2nd in both styles. This only added fuel to the fire. This season Kayani dominated the competition with a record of 41-2 with 41 of her wins coming by pin!! Her only 2 losses were at the 165 lbs weight class. She is the perfect example of finding success through hard work and dedication. Kayani wishes to go on to wrestle at the college level as she works on earning a degree in social work. She is still undecided on where she will be attending college. Kayani Ayala definitely has all the skills, knowledge, and qualities of becoming a very successful person.


  • Bowie Tournament Champion (Bowie HS, El Paso, TX)
  • 2X Lady Longhorn Classic Champion (Caprock HS)
  • 3X Blue and Gold Champion (El Paso, TX)
  • 4X District Champion
  • 4x regional placer,  (2017=4th), (2018=5th), (2019=2nd), (2020=1st)
  • 3X State Qualifier
  • 2X UIL State Placer,  (2017=DNP), (2018=Alternate), (2019=4th), (2020=1st)
  • 2019 Regional Runner Up
  • 2019 Placed 4th at UIL State
  • 2019 Freestyle State Runner Up
  • 2019 Greco State Runner Up
  • 2020 Regional Champion
  • 2020 Most Outstanding Wrestler Award at Regionals
  • 2020 148lbs UIL State Champion
  • First Ever Female Wrestler to win a State Championship on her campus.
  • 2020 Inducted into the El Paso Athletics Hall of Fame
  • 5A Mortgage X-Change Female Wrestler of the Year
  • Mortgage X-Change Over all Wrestler of the Year!

Congratulations to Kayani Ayala
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