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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. Projecting The 2022 World Team Trials Seeds

    Projecting The 2022 World Team Trials Seeds

    May 16, 2022

    The 2022 World Team Trials are set to go down in Coralville, Iowa May 21-22. This tournament will set the top two wrestlers at every weight who will wrestle-off for the world team spot in June at Final X. Seeds for the trials likely won't be released until a few days prior to the tournament, but because of its importance, we decided to predict what the top 7-8 seeds at each weight will look like. Take a look at those projections for men's freestyle below.
  2. MFS Pan Am Bracket Reactions, Can Any One Stop Team USA?

    MFS Pan Am Bracket Reactions, Can Any One Stop Team USA?

    May 5, 2022

    To answer the title of this article, probably not. USA will be a heavy favorite at every weight and I fully expect 10 gold medals from our men's freestyle squad.
  3. US Open Men's Freestyle Cheat Sheet

    US Open Men's Freestyle Cheat Sheet

    Apr 25, 2022

    In which we provide a quick guide to the men's freestyle weight classes at the USMC US Open.
  4. Team USA Announces Yariguin Lineup

    Team USA Announces Yariguin Lineup

    Jan 18, 2022

    By Taylor Miller-Gregorio, USA Wrestling
  5. Olympic Champs Headline USA's Freestyle Team For Bout At The Ballpark

    Olympic Champs Headline USA's Freestyle Team For Bout At The Ballpark

    Jan 13, 2022

    For release, January 12, 2022
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.  
  9. 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. 
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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? 
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. 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.