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A native of Southern California, Zahid Valencia won three state championships at single class California at St. John Bosco High School.

  1. 10 Years Worth Of Historic Junior Worlds Matches

    10 Years Worth Of Historic Junior Worlds Matches

    Aug 13, 2021

    The Junior World Championships will be held in Ufa, Russia and will take place from August 16-22. With the benefit of hindsight, we can look back over the past 10 years of Junior Worlds to see how future world/Olympic medalists and champions first made their mark at Junior Worlds. This article will highlight some of the best matches from the past 10 years.
  2. Poland Day 1: Men's Freestyle Bracket Reactions

    Poland Day 1: Men's Freestyle Bracket Reactions

    Jun 8, 2021

    We've finally got brackets from Poland. How wonderful! The first five men's freestyle weight-classes will be contested in just a few hours, those being 57, 70, 79, 86 & 97kg.
  3. Pure Fire: Tonight's Best Upcoming Matchups

    Pure Fire: Tonight's Best Upcoming Matchups

    Apr 2, 2021

    After an electric first session of the Olympic Trials, we have some incredible semi’s set to go down for this evening’s session.  
  4. 2021 Olympic Team Trials: Instant Recaps - Day I Session I

    2021 Olympic Team Trials: Instant Recaps - Day I Session I

    Apr 2, 2021

    We're really doing it now. 
  5. NCAA 197-Pound Preview: Amine's To An End

    NCAA 197-Pound Preview: Amine's To An End

    Mar 17, 2021

    The longest anyone has ever had to wait for an NCAA Tournament since World War II ended is finally over. The competitors have made their way to St Louis and we are going to crown 10 new champs for the first time since 2019.
  6. Henri Deglane LIVE January 15-17

    Henri Deglane LIVE January 15-17

    Jan 11, 2021

    Only a few wrestlers have competed since March when COVID-19 shut down most events around the world. Even fewer have competed internationally. That changes for a big squad from team USA as they'll travel to France for the Henri Deglane Grand Prix of France. Fans can watch it live on FloWrestling.
  7. The 2020 Year In Review As Told By Holiday Movies

    The 2020 Year In Review As Told By Holiday Movies

    Dec 24, 2020

    Can you believe we’ve made it to the final week of 2020? 
  8. FloWrestling: Burroughs vs Zahid FULL Press Conference

    FloWrestling: Burroughs vs Zahid FULL Press Conference

    Nov 13, 2020

    Jordan Burroughs, Zahid Valencia, and all of tomorrow's competitors sat down for an entertaining press conference before their showdowns tomorrow.
  9. Burroughs Burns - Will JB's Tweets Rattle Zahid?

    Burroughs Burns - Will JB's Tweets Rattle Zahid?

    Nov 13, 2020

    When Jordan Burroughs tweets, people pay attention. He's been giving everyone plenty to think about recently as he's landed a couple of zingers in conversations with David Taylor and Zahid Valencia. So are the social media jabs just playful banter, or could they have an actual impact on Burroughs' match with Zahid Valencia on November 14?
  10. Burroughs vs Zahid Points Spreads & Pick 'Em Contest

    Burroughs vs Zahid Points Spreads & Pick 'Em Contest

    Nov 11, 2020

    We've got point spreads and a pick 'em contest, so now you can test your wrestling acumen against your fellow fans and leverage your enjoyment of this weekend's epic event.
  11. Complete FloWrestling: Burroughs vs Zahid Card Preview

    Complete FloWrestling: Burroughs vs Zahid Card Preview

    Nov 9, 2020

    Jordan Burroughs makes his return as he takes a big jump up in weight, Anthony Echemendia gets a Senior level test, the biggest Greco-Roman match of the year, and two of the biggest women's freestyle stars will be in action. Saturday night can't get here soon enough. Take an in-depth look at each match in the order they will be contested deep in the heart of Texas. 
  12. Zahid's Biggest And Best Wins

    Zahid's Biggest And Best Wins

    Nov 7, 2020

    Zahid Valencia has been good since elementary school when he was making Tulsa finals. Now, he’s a Junior World medalist, 2X NCAA champion, and Senior Nationals champion. On Saturday night he’ll have his biggest test yet when he takes on 5X World/Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs.
  13. The Crazy Jordan Burroughs - Zahid Valencia Chronological Timeline

    The Crazy Jordan Burroughs - Zahid Valencia Chronological Timeline

    Nov 6, 2020

    The above photos were taken the same year: 2012. Jordan Burroughs is now 32 and Zahid Valencia is 23. While the paths they have taken to get to this point are similar, they occurred almost a decade apart. When Jordan Burroughs won his first NCAA title, Zahid Valencia was in middle school and barely weighed over 100 lbs.
  14. FloWrestling: Burroughs vs Zahid Official Match Order Set

    FloWrestling: Burroughs vs Zahid Official Match Order Set

    Nov 5, 2020

    The official match order for FloWrestling's November 14th event has been set. The King, Jordan Burroughs, is moving up to take on two-time NCAA champion and Junior World silver medalist Zahid Valencia. The undercard will feature seven excellent matches from all three styles of international wrestling. It all goes down on November 14th at 8 pm EST in Austin, Texas.
  15. Full Burroughs vs Zahid Card Set For Nov. 14

    Full Burroughs vs Zahid Card Set For Nov. 14

    Nov 1, 2020

    Five-time World and Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs returns to the mat as he takes on Junior World silver medalist and two-time NCAA champion Zahid Valencia at a catch weight of 185 lbs. The undercard will feature seven excellent matches from all three styles of international wrestling. Match order will be determined at a later date.