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.