Zain Retherford Takes Over 65kg

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Zain Retherford just continues to make adjustments and get better.

At the U.S. Open, he was called for his repeated hands to the face, but just a month later, he had already broken the habit. He also turned up the heat on his opponents to another level as he cleared the field with ease at the World Team Trials this past weekend in Lincoln, NE. After giving up a takedown to Jaydin Eierman in his first match, Retherford went unscored on to set up a meeting with his former training partner Frank Molinaro in the finals.

Ultimately, Retherford came out on top, claiming the final two matches of their best-of-three series after dropping the first to Molinaro to make the senior world team for the first time in his career.

Match 3: Zain Retherford vs. Frank Molinaro
A huge second period by Retherford powers him to the win and the spot on the world team.

Match 2: Zain Retherford vs. Frank Molinaro
Retherford bounces back to shut out Molinaro after losing the first match of the series to even the score and force a third bout. [WATCH MATCH 1 HERE]

Challenge Finals: Zain Retherford vs. BJ Futrell
Claimed his second straight shutout victory to make it to the finals. [WATCH MATCH HERE]

Semifinals: Zain Retherford vs. Nick Dardanes
Complete dominance. Retherford continued to attack and put the pressure on to make the challenge finals. [WATCH MATCH HERE]

Quarterfinals: Zain Retherford vs. Jaydin Eierman
Retherford scored first and then gave up a takedown to Eierman, which resulted in the only two points Retherford allowed in the challenge tournament.

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