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Two-time Senior World Team member (2017, 2019)Three-time NCAA Champion (2016-18), Two-time Dan Hodge Trophy Recipient, Three-time Big Ten Champion, Two-time PA State Champion at Benton High School

  1. How Every College Did At The 2023 World Championships

    How Every College Did At The 2023 World Championships

    Sep 26, 2023

    Below is a comprehensive list of the wrestlers who competed at the 2023 World Championships, results from the tournament, and the colleges they attended. Some wrestlers are listed twice since they attended multiple schools.
  2. 70kg Preview & Predictions - 2023 Senior World Championships

    70kg Preview & Predictions - 2023 Senior World Championships

    Sep 4, 2023

    The 2023 Senior World Championships are set to go down in Belgrade, Serbia, September 16-24. The men’s freestyle portion of the tournament will take place from September 16-19. Check out the below article for a complete breakdown with predictions for the 70 kg weight class at the 2023 World Championships.
  3. Team USA Wrestling's 2023 Senior World Team

    Team USA Wrestling's 2023 Senior World Team

    Aug 13, 2023

    The 2023 Senior World Championships will occur in Belgrad, Serbia, September 16-24. Team USA will send 10 wrestlers per style to Belgrade to compete against the best wrestlers in the world. Check out the below article to see every world team representative for men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle, and men’s Greco-Roman.
  4. A Realistic Look At Every MFS World Teamer's Chances Of Winning A Medal

    A Realistic Look At Every MFS World Teamer's Chances Of Winning A Medal

    Jun 14, 2023

    I would like to start off this article by saying that I hope Team USA goes 10 for 10 at Worlds and dominates the entire way and that USA Wrestling has become so good in the past handful of years that just making the team automatically makes you a medal threat at the World Championships. Look at how many medalists are sitting home this year. That being said, I’m trying to provide information to help fans set realistic expectations. At weights where I did not predict a gold medal, I’m not saying that wrestler isn’t capable, just looking at data including past results and international fields.
  5. 6 First-Time World Team Members For US Men's Freestyle

    6 First-Time World Team Members For US Men's Freestyle

    Jun 11, 2023

    Before Final X, many wrestling fans expected the US to send a veteran squad to Serbia for the World Championships in hopes of repeating as World Champs and adding to sky-high individual medal counts. While a team title and individual medals are of course on the table, the World Team that emerged on Saturday night has a mix of veterans and unexpected newcomers. All-told, six out of ten men's freestylers will join four veterans to compete in their first World Championships this September. One of the six newcomers, Gable Steveson, is an Olympic gold medalist, so while this will be his first World Championships, he's been on this kind of stage before.
  6. Zain Retherford Is Competing At Final X Wrestling 2023: What To Know

    Zain Retherford Is Competing At Final X Wrestling 2023: What To Know

    Jun 5, 2023

    Zain Retherford made his way to the gold-medal match in Serbia but lost to Japan's Taishi Narikuni.
  7. World Silver Zain Retherford To Defend 70kg Spot vs Tyler Berger At Final X

    World Silver Zain Retherford To Defend 70kg Spot vs Tyler Berger At Final X

    May 10, 2023

    The road to the 70 kg US World Team spot runs through Zain Retherford. The 2022 World silver medalist is looking to secure his fourth senior World Team spot overall and his second consecutive spot at the weight. To do so, he'll need to win a best-of-three series against 2019 NCAA finalist Tyler Berger.
  8. Zain Retherford Accepts Bid To Final X

    Zain Retherford Accepts Bid To Final X

    Apr 16, 2023

    2022 World silver medalist Zain Retherford (State College, Pa./Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC) has officially accepted his berth in Final X. He will battle for the 70 kg spot on the 2023 U.S. World Team in men’s freestyle wrestling in Final X, presented by Tezos, on Saturday, June 10 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
  9. Team USA Men's Freestyle Updates At The 2022 World Championships

    Team USA Men's Freestyle Updates At The 2022 World Championships

    Sep 18, 2022

    It's all about the team race: USA vs Iran! It's party time in Belgrade, let's go!
  10. Senior World Championships Match Notes - Day 6

    Senior World Championships Match Notes - Day 6

    Sep 15, 2022

    Team USA has a big session with lots of hardware on the line. Zain Retherford (70 kg), Jordan Burroughs (79 kg), and David Taylor (86 kg) are in the semis while Helen Maroulis (57 kg), Tamyra Mensah-Stock (68 kg), and Amit Elor (72 kg) wrestle for gold medals. The action begins at 10:45 a.m. Eastern.
  11. 2022 Worlds Bracket Breakdown - Men's Freestyle

    2022 Worlds Bracket Breakdown - Men's Freestyle

    Sep 14, 2022

    Men’s Freestyle at the World Championships will start Thursday morning in Belgrade, Serbia. Before the action kicks off, let’s take a look at each American’s path to the world finals!
  12. Team USA Women's Updates At The 2022 World Championships

    Team USA Women's Updates At The 2022 World Championships

    Sep 14, 2022

    The American women continue to make strides on the senior level. Belgrade will be another opportunity to make a statement on the world stage.
  13. Senior World Championships Match Notes - Day 5

    Senior World Championships Match Notes - Day 5

    Sep 14, 2022

    It's a big session for the U.S. women's freestyle team. Keep up to date as Dom Parrish (53 kg) wrestles for gold, Sarah Hildebrandt (50 kg) and Mallory Velte (65 kg) go for bronze and Helen Maroulis (57 kg), Tamyra Mensah-Stock (68 kg), and Amit Elor (72 kg) wrestle in the semifinals. The action begins at 10:45 p.m. Eastern.
  14. Senior World Championships Match Notes - Day 4

    Senior World Championships Match Notes - Day 4

    Sep 13, 2022

    The U.S. women's freestyle wrestling team has a big day ahead beginning at 10:45 a.m. Eastern. Sarah Hildebrandt (50 kg) and Dom Parrish (53 kg) wrestle their semifinal bouts while Jacarra Winchester (55 kg) goes for bronze and Kayla Miracle (62 kg) goes for gold.
  15. Senior World Championships Match Notes - Day 3

    Senior World Championships Match Notes - Day 3

    Sep 12, 2022

    Keep up to date at the 2022 World Championships as Jacarra Winchester and Kayla Miracle wrestle for a spot in the World finals. The action begins at 10:45 a.m. Eastern on FloWrestling.