Boys & Girls Wrestling 2018-19 Season

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Meet the Staff

Rob BarkusVarsity Wrestling; Head Coach
Email Coach Barkus at [email protected]
Rafael AyalaWrestling Assistant Coach
Coach Ayala is a Novato High School and Marin School of the Arts alumni and now the Assistant Wrestling Coach and Assistant Track Coach. After graduating from Novato, Coach Ayala attended Boston University where he competed on the D-1 Track and Field Team. At BU Coach Ayala interned with the Strength and Conditioning Department serving over 100 students on 10+ teams. In addition to his degrees, Coach Ayala is an ACSM: Certified Personal Trainer: ACSM: Exercise is Medicine certified; NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

With Head Wrestling Coach Barkus, Coach Ayala is building a youth wrestling program. Feel free to contact Coach Ayala with any questions regarding Wrestling or Pole Vaulting.
[email protected] ||

Outside of coaching, Coach Ayala is a STEM and Writing Tutor at Santa Rosa Junior College. He is an active competitor in Judo and Jujitsu.

Team Information

Tryout Information

Tryouts Begin Monday, October 29th 3:30-6:30 in the Old Gym.  A full practice schedule can be downloaded here:  Winter Practice Schedule

Athletics Master Schedule – Live
Wrestling on MaxPreps
Wrestling on MCAL
Wrestling Governance on NCS

Wrestling League Schedule (additional tournaments may be added; click the live link to the right for the most up-to-date schedule).

Day Date Level Sport Opponents Time Location
Wed 11/21/2018 Varsity Coed Wrestling Novice Tournament 9:00 AM Old Gym
Wed 1/9/2019 Varsity Coed Wrestling @ Redwood (v. Redwood and San Rafael) 4:00 PM Redwood High
Wed 1/16/2019 Varsity Coed Wrestling v. Terra Linda & Drake 4:00 PM Old Gym
Wed 1/23/2019 Varsity Wrestling v. Tamalpais 4:00 PM Old Gym
Sat 2/2/2019 Varsity Coed Wrestling NCS Duel Team TBD TBD
Sat 2/9/2019 Varsity Coed Wrestling MCAL Finals TBD Drake
Fri 2/15/2019 Varsity Coed Wrestling NCS Individuals TBD TBD
Sat 2/16/2019 Varsity Coed Wrestling NCS Individuals TBD TBD
Fri 2/22/2019 Varsity Coed Wrestling CIF Tournament TBD TBD
Sat 2/23/2019 Varsity Coed Wrestling CIF Tournament TBD TBD

Novato Wrestling in the News


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