A native of Southern California, Zahid Valencia won three state championships at single class California at St. John Bosco High School.
Projecting The 2022 World Team Trials Seeds
May 16, 2022The 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.
MFS Pan Am Bracket Reactions, Can Any One Stop Team USA?
May 5, 2022To 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.
US Open Men's Freestyle Cheat Sheet
Apr 25, 2022In which we provide a quick guide to the men's freestyle weight classes at the USMC US Open.
Team USA Announces Yariguin Lineup
Jan 18, 2022By Taylor Miller-Gregorio, USA Wrestling
Olympic Champs Headline USA's Freestyle Team For Bout At The Ballpark
Jan 13, 2022For release, January 12, 2022
10 Years Worth Of Historic Junior Worlds Matches
Aug 13, 2021The 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.
Poland Day 1: Men's Freestyle Bracket Reactions
Jun 8, 2021We'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.
Pure Fire: Tonight's Best Upcoming Matchups
Apr 2, 2021After an electric first session of the Olympic Trials, we have some incredible semi’s set to go down for this evening’s session.
2021 Olympic Team Trials: Instant Recaps - Day I Session I
Apr 2, 2021We're really doing it now.
NCAA 197-Pound Preview: Amine's To An End
Mar 17, 2021The 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.
Henri Deglane LIVE January 15-17
Jan 11, 2021Only 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.
The 2020 Year In Review As Told By Holiday Movies
Dec 24, 2020Can you believe we’ve made it to the final week of 2020?
FloWrestling: Burroughs vs Zahid FULL Press Conference
Nov 13, 2020Jordan Burroughs, Zahid Valencia, and all of tomorrow's competitors sat down for an entertaining press conference before their showdowns tomorrow.
Burroughs Burns - Will JB's Tweets Rattle Zahid?
Nov 13, 2020When 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?
Burroughs vs Zahid Points Spreads & Pick 'Em Contest
Nov 11, 2020We'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.