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Zain Retherford Record, Net Worth, Age, Weight, & More!
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Zain Retherford Record, Net Worth, Age, Weight, & More!

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Who Is Zain Retherford?

Zain Retherford is a graduated American folkstyle wrestler and current freestyle wrestler who competes at 65 kilograms. Zain is a two-time World Team Member who has placed in the World Championships numerous times. At the 2019 World Cup, he helped Team USA reach third place after going undefeated at 4-0. He is commonly thought of as one of the greatest Nittany Lion wrestlers of all time. During his time at Penn State he placed in NCAA Division I Championships, went 93-0 throughout three seasons, and won three National Championships as well as three Big Ten Conference titles. 

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Zain was born in Washington, D.C., but moved to Benton Pennsylvania at a young age. His high school wrestling career began at Line Mountain High School where he won a state title as a freshman and took third place as a sophomore. He left Line Mountain with a record of 84-3 and moved to Benton High School for his junior year. Due to the politics of his moving school, he was unable to compete during his junior year. He took this time to work hard and grow tremendously as a wrestler. He came back to wrestler during his senior year and finished undefeated with a record of 47-0 and claimed his second state title. He graduated high school with an astonishing 131-3 record.

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How Old Is Zain Retherford?

Born May 21, 1995, Zain Retherford is 26 years old.

Zain Retherford’s Family

Currently, there is no information available on the family of Zain Retherford.

How Much Is Zain Retherford Worth?

Zain Retherford’s approximate net worth is between $1-$5 Million.

How Tall Is Zain Retherford?

Zain Retherford stands at 5 feet and 8 inches tall.

How Much Does Zain Retherford Weigh?

Zain Retherford weighs approximately 143 pounds.

Zain Retherford Match List

Zain Retherford committed to Penn State University as the number 3 recruit in the country, He began his collegiate wrestling career as a true freshman, and has incredible success with a 27-0 record in the regular season. He made it to the Big Ten Conference finals where he earned placement as runner up after losing to Logan Stieber. He entered the NCAA championships as an undefeated seed in the first round as well as the eleventh and fourteenth seeds before suffering another loss to Logan Stieber, After losing in the semifinals match he lost to top seed Mitchell Port, placing 5th in the tournament and earning All-American status.

The next season Zain chose to redshirt to focus on freestyle wrestling. This year he placed second at the Junior World Team Trials and fourth at the 2015 Dave Schultz Memorial International.

Going into his sophomore year Zain moved up to 149 pounds. He finished the regular season with an undefeated record of 26-0. He made it all the way to the finals in the Big Ten Championship where he defeated second seeded Brandon Sorensen to win the championship. The same year he scored a tech fall and three pins in a row to win his first NCAA title. His sophomore year he was named Penn State Male Athlete of the Year, Big Ten Wrestler of the Year, and NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler. 

Zain maintained a top spot in his division during his junior year. He downed all four of his opponents at the Big Ten Championships to come away with his second Big Ten Championship win. Shortly after, he went 5-0 with four tech falls and a pin to win his second straight NCAA Championship, making him only the seventh Nittany Lion to do so. He ended the season with a record of 28-0 and was named the NCAA and Big Ten Championships Outstanding Wrestler. 

He finished his senior year undefeated yet again at 149 pounds with a record of 31-0. He went on to win his third straight Big Ten Championship and NCAA Title. After the season, he became just the fourth person to receive the Dan Hodge Trophy twice. He was also named Big Ten Wrestler of the Year for the second time, as well as the NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler for the third time. He graduated from Penn State with a record of 128-4, a two-time Dan Hodge Trophy winner, three-time NCAA Champion, four-time All-American, three-time Big Ten Champion, and four-time Big Ten Finalist.

After graduating college, Zain transitioned into his freestyle career. He has had a ton of success since doing so in 2015. In more recent years, Zain made an Olympic attempt in 2020. He competed at the Pan American Olympic Qualification Tournament where he started strong by winning his first two matches and making it to the semifinals. However, he lost to Agustin Destribats and ended up taking third place. He was scheduled to compete at the 2020 US Olympic Team Trials, however the event was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After 6 months without competing, Zain returned to his first match against three-time NCAA Division I All American, Alec Pantaleo. He defeated Alec 3-2, and then went on to defeat three-time US National Champion and World Team Member Reece Humphrey. Shortly after, he was able to avenge his loss against Bajrang Punia at the Matteo Pellicone with a 6-0 win at the NLWC IV.

To start off 2021, Zain defeated Evan Henderson at the NLWC V in February. He competed at the rescheduled 2020 US Olympic Team Trials in April where he defeated two-time Pan American Continental champions and 2019 NCAA champion Anthony Ashnault, but was unexpectedly upset afterwards by Joey McKenna. He then lost his next consolation match against 2021 NCAA Champion Nick Lee, not placing in the trials. Since then, Zain has registered to bulk up to 70 kilograms to compete at the 2021 US World Team Trials.

Zain Retherford’s Best Match Of All Time

Zain Retherford’s best match of all time is widely considered to be his match against Yianni Diakomihalis at Final X: Rutgers in 2019. Zain and Yianni competed against each other twice in this tournament. Retherford gained a dominant win in their first match 10-4. Their second match was the finals match and ended in a lot of controversy. Zain had been down 4-6 when he scored a takedown for two points to tie the match. Originally Yianni had been credited with scoring two more points which would have resulted in an 8-6 win for Yianni, however apparently there was a problem with the scoring which led the match to end with a score of 6-6. Zain was awarded an advantage on criteria to win the match and the Final X Series.

Who Did Zain Retherford Lose To?

Zain Retherford has lost to Logan Stieber, Mitchell Port, Jordan Oliver, Andrey Kvyatkovskyy, Frank Molinaro, Adam Batirov, Gadzhimurad Rashidov, Yianni Diakomihalis, Alejandro Valdes, Saiyn Kazyryk, Bajrang Punia, Agustin Destribats, Joey McKenna, and Nick Lee.

Zain Retherford’s Record

Zain’s record at Penn State concluded at 126-3 in regular season matches. His NCAA Championship record is 18-2. His freestyle record is 49-14.

Zain Retherford Injuries

Currently, there are no documented injuries for Zain Retherford.

Is Zain Retherford Retired?

No, Zain Retherford is not retired. He is currently competing in freestyle wrestling, most recently at the US Olympic Team Trials. 

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