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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. 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.

  2. 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? 

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. How To Watch FloWrestling: Burroughs vs Zahid

    How To Watch FloWrestling: Burroughs vs Zahid

    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.

  12. Zahid Valencia Will Return To The Mat, But Against Who?

    Zahid Valencia Will Return To The Mat, But Against Who?

    Oct 2, 2020

    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.

  13. FRL Friday Edition #5: The Zahid Situation

    FRL Friday Edition #5: The Zahid Situation

    Feb 21, 2020

    On this Friday edition of FRL, Spey and Bray break down what we know about Zahid Valencia's suspension and preview the upcoming weekend of wrestling.

  14. 86kg Matteo Pellicone UWW Ranking Series Preview

    86kg Matteo Pellicone UWW Ranking Series Preview

    Jan 10, 2020

    The intrigue at 86kg begins with NCAA All-Americans, three of whom represent the United States and two representing other countries. Add in a whole bunch of other accomplished international guys, and this weight class should be fun.

  15. Arizona State Uses Long Break To Qualify 3 Wrestlers To Olympic Trials

    Arizona State Uses Long Break To Qualify 3 Wrestlers To Olympic Trials

    Jan 2, 2020

    The last time Arizona State stepped on a mat together was December 6, 2019. Although head coach Zeke Jones placed a month break on the schedule until the Sun Devils face off against Ohio State on January 6, the time off allowed the squad to compete for spots in the 2020 Olympics.