Hi! I'm Makayla Young and my entire life revolves around wrestling. I began wrestling in 4th grade, but started taking it more seriously in 7th grade. I have worked very hard to get where I am and will continue to stay dedicated because I know I can be better. So far, within my wrestling career my largest accomplishments are placing 3rd at UWW World Team Trials in 2021 (making the USA national team at 40kg), 7th and 8th in 2019, and 7th in 2018, placing 6th at USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals in 2021, 5th in 2019, and 7th in 2018, and placing 7th at Fargo in 2019. I am also currently ranked 25th in the country at 100lbs. I hope to continue working up the podium throughout this year and my senior year. I have also placed 3rd at Ohio Girls State the past 2 years. Aside from my wrestling career, I am an extremely dedicated student. As a junior, I currently have a 4.289 GPA and took 4 AP tests this year. My sophomore year, I took 2 AP tests and scored a 5 on both (English Language and Capstone Seminar). I have also taken multiple college credit classes, and challenge myself frequently with my workload. I take pride in my academic success and believe it is very important, which I will continue to believe throughout college. I am so grateful for all of the opportunities given to me from wrestling and school, and I hope that a great college education and wrestling team is another one of those opportunities.