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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. 

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Anthony Valencia | The Bader Show (Ep. 168)

Mar 9, 2021

Watch the replay of The Bader Show from Mar 9, 2021 with Anthony Valencia

0:01 Anthony Valencia breaks down his PAC-12 performance
0:02 The day NCAAs got canceled in 2020
0:04 How Anthony Valencia spent his quarantine
0:05 Anthony’s start in wrestling
0:07 When Monster Garage was created
0:13 Anthony’s battles with his brother Zahid over the years
0:15 How Anthony developed his vision and dreams for his future
0:17 Anthony’s high school career
0:20 How it felt when Aaron Pico decided to stop wrestling in high school
0:23 Anthony Valencia’s recruiting process
0:26 ASU’s win over Penn State last season
0:28 The COVID-19 season and how it has been different
0:30 Anthony’s thoughts about the new coaching staff at ASU
0:33 How a no-fan NCAA Championships might feel
0:35 Will Anthony Valencia wrestle for Arizona State again next season?
0:36 Anthony Valencia’s wins & whoopin’s
0:37 How Anthony made adjustments in his college career to have better results
0:38 Anthony’s confidence level heading into the NCAA Championships