FloWrestler Of The Week: Zahid Valencia, ASU

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There is no one having a better start to his season than Zahid Valencia.

The Arizona State redshirt sophomore and this summer's junior world silver medalist has been flawless so far at 174 pounds, first beating No. 2 Mark Hall, followed by No. 4 Myles Amine, and now No. 3 Bo Jordan. Valencia came into the season ranked second behind Hall, the returning NCAA champion, but all that changed when Valencia got some revenge at the All-Star dual on Nov. 5 to take over the top spot.

After that Valencia and the Sun Devils hit the road for back-to-back meets at Michigan and Ohio State this past weekend, where he defeated Amine 4-2 and Jordan 9-4, respectively. In his win over Jordan on Sunday, Valencia launched a high-velocity offensive attack on his feet that powered him to the victory.

Zahid Valencia's incredible start to the season, which already includes wins over the Nos. 2-, 3-, and 4-ranked wrestlers in the country, makes him our FloWrestler of the Week.

Other FloWrestler of the Week Nominees:
Scotty Parker, Lehigh: Was the Hammer Award winner of the Journeymen Collegiate Classic after defeating No. 17 Dennis Gustafson (Virginia Tech), No. 12 Josh Terao (American), and No. 3 Kaid Brock (Oklahoma State).

Watch Scotty Parker edge Kaid Brock late to get the win:


Josh Shields, ASU: Knocked off No. 4 Micah Jordan 7-4 on Sunday after taking out No. 8 Alec Pantaleo 4-3 earlier in the week.

Te'Shan Campbell, Ohio State: Overwhelmed No. 7 Anthony Valencia for a 14-0 win.

Drew Mattin, Michigan: Defeated No. 7 Sean Russell and No. 13 Brock Hudkins.

NCAA Odds: Feb 22-24

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The season is winding down with a lot less high profile duals. But there's still some heat on the final week of the dual season. Oklahoma State vs. Iowa should be one of the best duals of the year with several intriguing matchups. And Ohio State and Joey McKenna have a date with EIWA powerhouse Cornell and reigning NCAA Champ Yianni D.

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2019 California State Preview

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California holds one of my personal favorite state tournaments. And I've been able to really dial into the state scene this season. I'll list the seeds, rankings and credentials of the Top 8 for each weight class.

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Over Half The Matchups In Iowa At Oklahoma State Are Tossups

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The best rivalry in college wrestling returns to Stillwater this Sunday when Iowa takes on Oklahoma State. Adding to the years of history in this fierce rivalry are the six matchups that will leave the dual in the balance.

Iowa And Ok State Announce Probables For Sunday

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If you're wondering who we will see on the mat for Iowa v Oklahoma State on Sunday, February 24 (2PM CT on Flo), we have a little more clarity now.  

Live This Week: February 21-24, 2019

The final regular season weekend of the year is here in D1 wrestling. We have 13 D1 duals for your enjoyment along with one of the nation's best high school state tournaments, National Preps, and the third ranking event of the year. 

Oklahoma State's Lineup Plans For Big 12s Becoming More Clear

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The headline from Saturday was that Oklahoma State ended Missouri's 35-match winning streak in an excellent dual meet. But the real juice came at weigh-ins, before the teams even took the mat.

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The Story Of 133

From pre-season speculation as to what weight Nick Suriano and Daton Fix were going to the weekly upsets, 133 has been the biggest story of the season. As we approach the end of the regular season we wanted to take you on a trip down memory lane and recap the madness it has brought us this year. 

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D1 Stock Report: Shopping Mauller

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The penultimate weekend of dual meets has already come and gone. Below, we recap who made the most of their second-to-last regular-season matches, and who has been slipping in the top 20 rankings. 

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FRL 354: The 133lb Pecking Order & Iowa Puts It On Wisconsin

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FRL 354: The 133lb Pecking Order, Iowa Puts It On Wisconsin, and Oklahoma State Ends Missouri's Streak

Top 10 Upsets In Oklahoma State vs Iowa History

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This is one of the best dual meet rivalries in NCAA wrestling. Iowa and Oklahoma State have arguably the most historical programs to date with iconic history making coaches at the helm for both of them. 

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