Name: Zain Retherford
Sport: Wrestling
Discipline(s): Freestyle Wrestling
Weight Class: 65 kg/143 lbs.
Height: 5-8
DOB: 5/21/1995
Hometown: Benton, Pa.
High School: Benton (Pa.)
College: Penn State
Team/Club: Nittany Lion WC
Coach(es): Cael Sanderson
World Championship Experience
  • Two-time Senior World Team member (2017, 2019)
  • 2012 Cadet World champion
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 Final X champion
  • 2019 World Team Trials champion
  • 2017 World Team Trials champion
  • 2019 U.S. Open runner-up
  • Two-time Dan Hodge Trophy recipient (2017-18)
  • Three-time NCAA champion (2016-18)
Personal: Son of Allen and Sarah Retherford...Has two sisters, Hannah and Mylee...Hobbies include reading, learning the guitar and anything outdoors
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2019: Final X champion… World Team Trials champion… U.S. Open runner-up… World Cup Team member (bronze)… Eighth at the Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix… Seventh at Yasar Dogu…
2017: DNP in World Championships… Grand Prix of Spain 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: FILA Cadet Nationals champion…
2011: Fifth in FILA Cadet Nationals…

College: Two-time Dan Hodge Trophy recipient, as nation’s top college wrestler (2017-18)…Three-time NCAA champion for Penn State (2016-18)… Fifth in 2014 NCAA Championships… Three-time Big Ten champion (2016-18)… 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.…