ASU wrestling sends eight to NCAA Championships led by undefeated Zahid Valencia
Arizona State wrestling parlayed five qualifiers into a 14th-place finish at the 2017 NCAA Championships, its best since 2011.
Now with eight entrants for nationals, starting Thursday in Cleveland, No. 9-ranked ASU has a chance to break into the top 10 on the 30th anniversary of its 1988 NCAA title. The Sun Devils last took eight to nationals in 2003, finishing fifth with Eric Larkin named most outstanding wrestler for his title at 149 pounds.
Zahid Valencia (174 pounds) and Tanner Hall (heavyweight) are returning All-Americas, both finishing third last year.
Valencia is 65-1 in his... read more
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