I think Zahid has a real chance and I think his length is a real problem for guys like Dake and Dieringer who are plenty strong but have blown up 74 KG frames. I also think his level changes are out of this world. And unlike a few of our young freestyle marvels, he has no problems generating his own offense. That's why I said all year he was a clear favorite over Hall. He is one of my absolute favorite college wrestlers on any team.
And I don't necessarily think Dake is a bad matchup for him, I just don't think he can use the same match strategy against Dake and I don't think how both guys beat Dieringer indicates what happens between them. Constant attacking against Dake will get you in trouble at some point no matter how good you are at not giving up stuff off your own shots. I think Zahid needs to pick his spots against Dake.