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Zain Retherford Interview (BASCHAMANIA Podcast)

Published January 17th, 2020 by Zain Retherford

3x NCAA Champion and 2x World Team Member Zain Retherford was recently on the BASCHAMANIA Podcast. The show recap is as follows:

The Zain Train has been rolling for years and isn't slowing down any time soon.  The 3X NCAA Champion, 2012 Cadet World Champion, 2x and Current Senior World Team Member just got back from the 2019 World Championships and it was time to get caught up! From growing up on the farm and developing farm strength, traveling to Pittsburgh as a youth wrestler, his dominant Penn State career as a 3X NCAA Champ and the upcoming Toyko Olympics, we cover a lot of ground in a short period of time. Put those airpods in and come aboard the Zain Train! Listen to the interview here.

ONWARD STATE: Penn State Wrestling’s Zain Retherford Qualifies For World Team

Published June 9th, 2019 by Zain Retherford

Former Penn State wrestler Zain Retherford qualified for his second World team by sweeping Cornell’s Yianni Diakomihalis at Final X: Rutgers Saturday, although his win is under dispute at the moment and could be reversed. Wrestling for the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club, Retherford avenged a loss to Diakomihalis in the US Open finals by winning bouts 10-4 and 6-6 on criteria.

DAILY COLLEGIAN: Penn State's Zain Retherford wins 2nd straight Hodge Trophy as nation's best college wrestler

Published March 4th, 2018 by Zain Retherford

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- At this point in his career, Zain Retherford doesn't need any more accolades or championships to cement his place among Penn State wrestling greats. He's won the Dan Hodge Trophy, two straight national titles and now his third straight Big Ten title, along with winning his program record 89th straight match.

CENTRE DAILY: Zain Retherford finishes Penn State wrestling career with 3rd title

Published March 26th, 2018 by Zain Retherford

Zain Retherford kicked things off for Penn State’s stretch of five finalists against Lock Haven’s Ronnie Perry . Few doubted Retherford wouldn’t repeat, it was a matter of would he score bonus points for the team race.

PENN LIVE: Penn State's Zain Retherford wins 2nd straight Hodge Trophy as nation's best college wrestler

Published March 27th, 2018 by Zain Retherford

Dan Hodge didn't wrestle for Penn State, but it does seem that a growing number of Penn State wrestlers are competing in the same dominant fashion that he did. Zain Retherford, a three-time 149-pound NCAA champion from Benton with a ton of wrestling awards and records, won his second straight Dan Hodge Trophy on Tuesday.

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