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Zahid Valencia hasn't wrestled a match since his senior season was cut short when he was suspended in February for a failed drug test. After that, it was unclear when Valencia, the #2 man in the US 86kg rankings, would compete again. Now we know. On Saturday, November 14, Valencia will take the mat live in Austin, Texas.
Who did we get to wrestle one of the best guys coming out of the NCAA? We'll release that information live tomorrow during Who's #1, and you won't be disappointed!
In addition to being the #2 man at 86kg, Valencia is a two-time NCAA champ and a Junior World silver medalist. He's currently the top contender to take on David Taylor in the 2021 US Olympic Trials finals.
While you're waiting to find out Zahid's next opponent, take a look at his win in the Matteo Pellicone finals over #5 Alex Dieringer.