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Originally from Southern California, Anthony Valencia is an NCAA wrestler for the Arizona State Sun Devils. Anthony wrestled for St. John Bosco High School and trained at the infamous Monster Garage with the likes of Aaron Pico. He is the older brother of two-time NCAA champion Zahid Valencia, who also wrestled at Arizona State. Anthony made the 2014 USA Junior World Team and has competed at the senior level in freestyle wrestling since November of 2014. 

  1. Who Was Helped Or Hurt The Most By Their NCAA Seeds

    Who Was Helped Or Hurt The Most By Their NCAA Seeds

    Mar 11, 2022

    NCAA Championship Tournament seeds don't always align with expectations. Outside of the coaches' poll, however, there is essentially no human element is involved. A seed is determined by a national qualifier's body of work over the course of the season, as well as that of his competitors, and then a formula which is applied to everyone.
  2. ASU & Michigan Set To Wrestle January 3rd On FloWrestling

    ASU & Michigan Set To Wrestle January 3rd On FloWrestling

    Nov 19, 2021

    Two of the nation's top trophy contending teams are set to square off live on FloWrestling on January 3rd in Austin, Texas. Nearly every starter on these teams is ranked which creates a must-watch matchup with serious post-season implications.
  3. Bader Show: Anthony Valencia

    Bader Show: Anthony Valencia

    Mar 9, 2021

    Bader and Bray catch up with Anthony Valencia as he and Arizona State prepare for next weekend's NCAA Championships.
  4. 5 Big Stories From The 2021 Pac-12 Championships

    5 Big Stories From The 2021 Pac-12 Championships

    Mar 2, 2021

    Heading into the tournament, Arizona State was projected to dominate the Pac-12 tournament with 91.5 points (25 points more than Stanford). However, the Devils did not claim the title until Kordell Norfleet captured his gold medal. Although it was a highly contested runoff, the Devils finished the tournament with five gold medals, one silver, and three bronzes. 
  5. 6 Reasons To Watch Arizona State & West Virginia At Wyoming

    6 Reasons To Watch Arizona State & West Virginia At Wyoming

    Feb 5, 2021

    Wyoming missed their opportunity to see most of Arizona State's starters earlier this season, but now the Sun Devils are joining the Cowboys on the same day they dual West Virginia. With 16 ranked wrestlers in action and six ranked duals, this could have a big impact on the rankings. Here are six reasons to watch.
  6. 5 Reasons To Watch ASU, Utah Valley, & Wyoming

    5 Reasons To Watch ASU, Utah Valley, & Wyoming

    Jan 21, 2021

    Some of the best wrestlers in the west will be meeting up in Utah for a strong round-robin event this Saturday, January 23. Arizona State and Wyoming travel to Utah Valley where they'll forgo the typical dual meet structure for individual round-robins that should set up some fantastic individual matchups. As always, COVID-19 could change the starting lineups, but if all teams are full strength, here are the biggest stories we expect to see.
  7. Senior Nationals Finals Match Notes

    Senior Nationals Finals Match Notes

    Oct 11, 2020

    The first major senior-level wrestling tournament since the pandemic has almost concluded and it was wonderful. Senior Nationals from Coralville, Iowa was tremendous. Now for the finals, which I will live blog for you. 
  8. 6 Interesting Questions That This Weekend's 74kg Bracket Could Answer

    6 Interesting Questions That This Weekend's 74kg Bracket Could Answer

    Oct 7, 2020

    Deakin is a beast. He’s one of those guys who looks huge for every single weight that he competes in. The fact that he has a junior world silver medal at 66kg is beyond comprehension, and it is needless to say that he was enormous for that weight class. When he made the jump to 157lbs in college I thought that he might be giving up some size, and that was definitely not the case. Making 74kg probably won’t be a problem, but I'm curious to see if he continues the trend of always being the biggest guy at the weight. 
  9. 74 kg Is Up For Grabs At Senior Nationals

    74 kg Is Up For Grabs At Senior Nationals

    Oct 6, 2020

    Now less than a week away from the first whistle, Senior Nationals registration is starting to heat up. With 49 wrestlers currently signed up at the end of early registration, 74 kg is going to be one of the largest weight classes in Coralville.
  10. 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.
  11. Trophy Hunters #3: Sun Devils Snap PSU's Historic Streak

    Trophy Hunters #3: Sun Devils Snap PSU's Historic Streak

    Nov 25, 2019

    The Arizona State Sun Devils are the focus of our third edition of "trophy hunters." Their upset dual meet win over perennial power Penn State snapped a 60 dual meet win streak and has ASU squarely in the center of the national conversation.
  12. The 6 Deepest Weight Classes At The Journeymen Collegiate Classic

    The 6 Deepest Weight Classes At The Journeymen Collegiate Classic

    Nov 8, 2019

    The Journeymen Collegiate Classic has become a staple of early-season college wrestling. Check out the hammers who will be wrestling this Sunday along with some of the most exciting potential matchups.
  13. 2020 Redshirt Report: 174 Pounds

    2020 Redshirt Report: 174 Pounds

    Aug 5, 2019

    We prepare for another NCAA season by taking a look at wrestlers who didn't participate in the last NCAA season due to deferring eligibility, injuries, or something else, and who are planning on being big money in their team's varsity lineup. 
  14. 2020 Title Contenders: 165 Pounds

    2020 Title Contenders: 165 Pounds

    Jun 25, 2019

    Few weight classes return as much talent next season as 165-pounds. The lone graduate to make the 2019 podium is Lock Haven's Chance Marsteller. Who will emerge champion of this awe-inspiring collection of worthies? We produce our list of contenders below.