University of Iowa Athletics

Ava Bayless

Height 5-2
Weight 109 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Greenville, Pennsylvania
High School Wyoming Seminary
Ava Bayless - Women's Wrestling - University of Iowa Athletics

2023-2024 Redshirt Freshman at Iowa

  • Season record of 31-1 
  • 12-1 against ranked opponents
  • Ranked nationally in the top five of her weight class for the entire season
  • 2023 Soldier Salute Champion
  • 2024 NCWWC Region Five Champion
  • 2024 NCWWC National Champion
  • Undefeated dual record of 12-0
  • Scored 46 points in dual competition
  • Earned 21 technical falls and two pins
  • January student-athlete of the month
  • President’s List and Dean’s List honoree
  • NWCA Scholastic All-American
  • Academic all-Big Ten
  • Letterwinner

2022-2023 Unattached

  • Third place at 2022 Soldier Salute
  • 2023 Bearcat Open champion
  • 6th place at U20 National Championship in 2023
  • 7th place at 2023 US Open Wrestling Championship

High School

  • Ranked No. 12 recruit nationally at 112 pounds
  • Two-time GIRLS Prep Wrestling champion
  • National Prep All-American at Wyoming Seminary
  • Placed seventh at the 2021 U23 World Team Trials
  • Placed fifth at 2021 Junior Fargo
  • Placed fourth at the 2021 Junior World Team Trials
  • Placed first at the 2019 Flatz open in Austria
  • Placed first at the 2019 Tallinn Open in Estonia
  • Earned bronze at the 2019 Vorobyeva Cup in Russia
  • Runner-up at the 2019 Super 32
  • Finished second in 2018 and third in 2019 at the Cadet World Team Trials

Personal

  • Born October 8, 2003
  • Daughter of Annese and Sean Bayless
  • Majoring in Human Physiology