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Pac-12 Wrestler of the Week - January 18

Jan 18, 2017
Zahid Valencia, Arizona State 
(Freshman, 174 - Bellflower, CA) 
Valencia was named Outstanding Wrestler of the Virginia Duals, given annually to the best wrestler competing in the tournament as voted upon by all coaches in attendance. He went 4-0 on the weekend as Arizona State finished 3rd at VA Duals, its highest team finish since 1997. He recorded two pins in four matches this weekend, now with a team-high eight on the season. Moved up to 184 lbs. for the final match of the weekend vs. North Dakota State, a gamble that set up the Sun Devils for the come-from-behind win. Valencia remains undefeated on his freshman season (25-0). 
Also Nominated: Cody Crawford, Oregon State; Joey McKenna, Stanford.
The Rankings: The USA Today/NWCA Coaches poll includes No. 20 ARIZONA STATE and No. 21 STANFORD. 
This Week's Schedule:
Jan. 19 - CSU Bakersfield vs. Utah Valley, 6 p.m. PT
Jan. 20 - Oregon State vs. Rutgers, 1 p.m. ET
Jan. 20 - North Carolina vs. Arizona State, 7 p.m. MT (P12N)
Jan. 20 - Air Force vs. Stanford, 6:30 p.m. PT
Jan. 21 - CSU Bakersfield vs. Boise State, 3 p.m. MT
Jan. 21 - Oregon State vs. Drexel, 1 p.m. ET
Jan. 22 - Air Force vs. Cal Poly, 2 p.m. PT
Jan. 22 - Arizona State vs. Stanford, 2 p.m. PT