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.

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Top 12 Upsets From Week 3

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FRL 246 - Iowa Has A Huge Decision To Make

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FRL 246 discusses the last week in DI wrestling, what Iowa should do with its lineup, and thoughts on SDSU and Minnesota as well as the match of the year.

Fresno State Wrestling Makes Its Return

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NCAA wrestling is back in California’s Central Valley. The Fresno State Bulldogs made their triumphant return to their home wrestling mats last Friday after 11 long years in exile.

#1 Travis Wittlake Opens Up About Changing His Commitment

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“Something just didn’t feel right on my visit.” 

Ohio State Hosting Kent State & Cleveland State In Thanksgiving Throwdown

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Second-ranked Ohio State hosts Kent State and Cleveland State in the Thanksgiving Throwdown at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday. The tri-meet gets started at 7 PM ET LIVE on FloWrestling.Here is the format:

Olympic Champ Khinchegashvili Loses Twice In One Day

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Olympic gold medalist Vladimer Khinchegashvili was one of a few stars competing this weekend in Russia, but he had a day he'd like to soon forget.

FloWrestler Of The Week: Jacob Warner, Iowa

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Iowa's Jacob Warner spurned the freshman-sophomore division for the open bracket at the Lindenwood Open and impressively navigated his way through four matches to win the tournament title in St. Charles, MO, on Saturday.

Keystone Classic Seeds Released

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The 2017 Keystone Classic is going to be lit. Over a dozen ranked wrestlers are headed to the Palestra in Philly on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. The Nittany Lions of Penn State headline the event by snagging eight No. 1 seeds. Check out the full list below.

5 Crucial Keystone Contests

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Hundreds of NCAA wrestlers, including 17 ranked in the top 20, are headed to the historic Palestra on UPenn's campus in Philadelphia for the 2017 Keystone Classic on Sunday.