Went 2-2, competing at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open ... picked up victories against South Dakota State's Lucas Zilverberg and Nebraska's Tyrell Galloway.
Finished the season with a 9-13 record… runner-up at the Kaye Young Open, falling to teammate Gabe Moreno 4-1 in the title bout… won his first three matches, which featured a 9-1 major decision and an 18-2 tech fall… went 2-2 at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open picking up two first period pins… made lone dual appearance at Iowa, falling to Mike Kelly 16-6… competed at the 50th Midlands Championships… earned an 8-0 major decision over UNI’s Jared DeGeeter at the Grand View Open… also competed at the UNI Open and William Penn Open.
Finished season with 4-14 record … advanced to finals of Kaye Young Open before losing to fellow Cyclone Joey Cozart … also earned a victory in the UNI Open … competed in seven dual meets for the Cyclones.
Compiled a 116-26 prep record … three-time state qualifier … two-time state place winner finishing seventh at 140 pounds as a junior and fourth at 145 pounds as a senior … second in all-time career wins at Ames High … coached by Drew Kelly ... Cadet Freestyle state runner-up in 2008 … third place at Brute Adidas Nationals in 2009 … third place at Greco Roman Northern Plains Regional in 2011 ... also was a two-year letter winner in football at Ames High School earning all-conference honors as a senior.
Born on June 19, 1992 … son of Rick and Katie Swalla … twin brother Ben is also a member of the team … majoring in animal science with a minor in pre-veterinary medicine.