Pac-12 announces Wrestler of the Week

Zahid Valencia, Arizona State
(RSo., 174 – Bellflower, Calif.)
• Named Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Virginia Duals for the second straight season where he posted four bonus-point victories in four duals over the weekend, including a victory over No. 7 Taylor Lujan from Northern Iowa by major decision.
• Helped lead the Sun Devils to their first ever title at the 38th annual edition of the tournament, defeating Iowa State, Virginian, No. 11 Northern Iowa and No. 9 Virginia Tech.
• No. 1 wrestler at 174, still undefeated on the season (20-0) with still just one loss in his career (58-1).
• Moved up to a tie for 11th on ASU's all-time career bonus-point victories list.

Also nominated: Matt Williams, CSU Bakersfield; Amor Does, Oregon State; Paul Fox, Stanford.
Wrestling Rankings: ARIZONA STATE leads the Pac-12, coming in at No. 9 in this week’s USA Today/NWCA Coaches Top 25.
InterMat Individual Rankings:
125 - No. 8 Ronnie Presser, Oregon State; No. 17 Ryan Millhof, Arizona State
133 - No. 19 Ali Naser, Arizona State
141 - None
149 - No. 16 Josh Manuca, Arizona State
157 - No. 7 Josh Shields; No. 17 Coleman Hammond, CSU Bakersfield; No. 19 Paul Fox, Stanford
165 - No. 15 Anthony Valencia, Arizona State
174 - No. 1 Zahid Valencia, Arizona State; No. 10 Keaton Subject, Stanford
184 - None
197 - No. 14 Matt Williams, CSU Bakersfield; No. 16 Corey Griego, Oregon State
Hwt - No. 4 Tanner Hall, Arizona State; No. 7 Nathan Butler, Stanford; No. 12 Amarveer Dhesi, Oregon State
This Week’s Schedule:
Fri., Jan. 19 - Cal Poly vs. Northern Colorado
Fri., Jan. 19 - Stanford vs. No. 9 Arizona State (Pac-12 Arizona)
Sat., Jan. 20 - Oregon State vs. Arizona State (Pac-12 Networks) (ASU’s 1988 NCAA championship team will be honored)
Sat., Jan. 20 - Utah Valley vs. CSU Bakersfield
Sat., Jan. 20 - Cal Poly vs. Air Force
Pac-12 Championships:
Sun., Feb. 25 - hosted by Oregon State (P12N)
Jan. 17 Zahid Valenica, ASU
Jan. 10 Nathan Butler, STAN
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