Daniel Maximus Magayna: HERO Quest LEGEND

February 12, 2015 3 Comments


Full Name: Daniel Maximus Magayna

Birthday: January 14th, 2005

Wrestling ClubSailor Mat Club/Trophy Hunters

School: Blesed Sacrament School

Hometown: Waterloo, Iowa

Weight Class85/90 Lbs. 

Most significant wins/accomplishments: 8 State Titles; 12 National Titles


Daniel... Baby Max... Maximus... Whatever you may prefer to call him, it doesn't matter: this kid is made of steel. At the young age of just 10, Max dominates the leaderboards, sending opponents back to the drawing board. We've seen the pictures and videos of him doing his moves, and all of them have his opponents eating the mat. He's cruising through school, loving math and science. To top it all off, he's winning in the HERO Best Hair award. So take the time to read on through our interview with Baby Max, and discover for yourself why Maximus is the coolest cat around. 


Why do you enjoy wrestling?

It keeps me active, and I enjoy travelling with all my friends. Most of all though I think wrestling is really fun. 

What is the most important thing wrestling has taught you?  

It has taught me to be tough, and to have sportsmanship, especially in defeats. 



What's the best advice your coach has given you? 

Never give up, even if you're losing. 

How do you handle tough defeats? 

I take some time alone to figure things out. Then I have ice cream. 

What’s your proudest achievement as a wrestler?

Wrestling at the Tulsa Nationals. 

How old were you when you started wrestling?

I was all of just 4 years old!

What is your favorite post-tournament meal or treat? 

Crab legs. And lots of them.   

Do you have a favorite song that gets you pumped up before a practice or match?

TP & Esco.  

What is your favorite wrestling move?

I always use leg-riding as my go-to move. It works!

Who is your Hero/role model?  


Joey Lazor from UNI!

What is your favorite subject in school?

I prefer math and science, those are definitely my favorites. 

What is your favorite movie?



Alvin and the Chipmunks! It doesn't get any more funny. 

Do you play any sports aside from wrestling?

I also play football, baseball, and soccer. 

Do you have any favorite hobbies outside of sports?  

I love riding four-wheelers and motorcycles. I think it's a blast to play with remote control toys too. 


What are your goals for this season?

I want to get better at doing the chicken wing, and I want to win more titles. 

What are your goals for your wrestling career?  

I want to win 20 State titles and 43 National titles. 


Is your wrestler in the HERO Quest? The Quest is an ongoing competition to earn a series of 5 badges and get a shot at the $1,000 HERO Sponsorship. Join the Quest Now!


3 Responses

aiden zook
aiden zook

April 28, 2015

Max is a great kid he isn’t just a teammate but he is my best friend family love u bud

mark zook
mark zook

April 27, 2015

Max and mu grandson Aiden have bonded a good friendship and they push each other all the time. Even on the mat they are both gladiators but support each other no matter what. Great kid

Cat Loyd
Cat Loyd

April 27, 2015

Great kid, always positive and wanting to help out others around him. Same goes for his folks and his club!

Leave a comment

Also in HEROFUEL Blog

Mother's Day

May 13, 2018

Herofuel would like to wish all the moms out there a special mothers day. Moms truly are the secret weapon of every young athlete!

Continue Reading

Noah Davis
Noah Davis

March 15, 2018

Noah Davis

HEROFUEL Athlete Profile: Noah Davis. Noah is a hard working young football player with big dreams. With a strong worth ethic and a good head on his shoulders, we're sure he'll go far. We are proud to fuel Noah!

Continue Reading

Kadence Cole

January 02, 2018

Meet this uber-talented young athlete from Lancaster, CA! Kadence is a tri-sport athlete who is focused on her craft in all three sports with professional aspirations to play in the WNBA. Click here to read more about Kadence Cole!

Continue Reading