About Zain

3x NCAA Champion, 2x & Current World Team Member.

Zain has established quite the resume while wrapping up his time at Penn State. Zain wrapped up his college career with 3X NCAA Championships, 2x Hodge Trophy (wrestling’s Heisman) award, and 2017 World Team Member at 65kg.

Zain recently won Final X 2019 and secured the 65kg spot on the World Team. Zain will now wrestle for a world championship in Kazakhstan.

Find below his USA Wrestling bio:

ZAIN RETHERFORD
Years on Team USA: 3 (2016-19)
Residence: Benton, Pa.
Club: Nittany Lion WC
College: Penn State
High School: Benton (Pa.)
Born: May 21, 1995
Height: 5’8”

Career Highlights
- Two-time U.S. World Team member (2017, 2019)
- Third in U.S. Olympic Team Trials (2016)
- Cadet World champion (2012)
- Three-time NCAA champion for Penn State (2016, 2017, 2018)
- Four-time NCAA All-American (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
- Three-time Big Ten champion (2016, 2017. 2018)

International Career Biography
2017: DNP in World Championships… Grand Prix of Spain champion… U.S. World Team Trials champion… Third in U.S. Open…
2016: Third in 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials…
2015: Second in UWW Junior World Team Trials… Second in UWW Junior Nationals… Fourth in Dave Schultz Memorial International…
2014: Second in FILA Junior World Team Trials… Second in FILA Junior Nationals…
2013: Second in FILA Junior World Team Trials… Second in FILA Junior Nationals…
2012: Cadet World Champion… FILA Cadet Nationals champion…
2011: Fifth in FILA Cadet Nationals…
College: Two-time NCAA champion for Penn State (2016-17)… Fifth in 2014 NCAA Championships… Two-time Big Ten champion (2016-17)… Second in 2014 Big Ten Championships…
USA Age-Group: 2012 USAW Junior Freestyle Nationals champion… Fifth in 2011 USAW Cadet Freestyle Nationals…
High School: Two-time Pennsylvania state champion… Coached by Russ and Scotty Hughes… Posted a perfect 47-0 mark at Benton High School, closing his high school career with a 130-3 career record… No. 3-ranked overall recruit by InterMat coming out of high school.…
Personal: Son of Allen and Sarah Retherford… Has two sisters, Hannah and Mylee… Hobbies include reading, learning the guitar and anything outdoors…
Note: Redshirted during 2014-15 college season…
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