1. Why You Can't Miss Taylor - Yazdani Round IV

    Why You Can't Miss Taylor - Yazdani Round IV

    Sep 27, 2021

    Yesterday I wrote about why Kyle Snyder vs Abdulrashid Sadulaev is the greatest wrestling rivalry of all time. I stand by that take. Just shy, but with the potential to catch them, is David Taylor and Hassan Yazdani.
  2. 86kg Worlds Preview - Taylor Vs Yazdani Rematch Is Imminent

    86kg Worlds Preview - Taylor Vs Yazdani Rematch Is Imminent

    Sep 26, 2021

    David Taylor is Team USA's representative at 86kg for the 2021 World Championships in Oslo, Norway. This preview will provide a brief overview of David Taylor's international career and give an in-depth preview of his potential competitors at the 2021 World Championships in Oslo, Norway.
  3. Best Country At 86kg - Can USA Catch Russia?

    Best Country At 86kg - Can USA Catch Russia?

    Jul 3, 2021

    As the Olympic Games approach, we're going through a series of articles looking at what countries are historically the best at each Olympic weight. In this article, we’ll look at 86kg by analyzing the results from the World Championships and Olympic Games since 2000.
  4. 86kg Olympic Preview - David Taylor Vs Hassan Yazdani Round 3

    86kg Olympic Preview - David Taylor Vs Hassan Yazdani Round 3

    Jul 1, 2021

    David Taylor is Team USA’s Olympian at 86kg in a field that includes 1 past world champion and 5 other world medalists. This 86kg Olympic preview will give an overview of Taylor’s senior level career and explore the careers of each of his potential competitors in Tokyo. We'll also break down the competitors into tiers based on medal contenders, dark horses and long shots at the Olympic Games.
  5. The Staggering Statistics That Show Why David Taylor Will Tech Myles Martin

    The Staggering Statistics That Show Why David Taylor Will Tech Myles Martin

    Jul 19, 2020

    For someone who has been the best at every level in the sport of wrestling since elementary school, it’s incredible that David Taylor has continued to jump levels like he has. The past two years the Magic Man has separated himself from the 86 kg field. And not just the 86 kg field in the US. Taylor is now 2-0 against two 86 kg World champion and 2016 74 kg Olympic champion Hassan Yazdanicharati, including once by pin.
  6. 86kg or 97kg for J'den? We'll Know Next Week

    86kg or 97kg for J'den? We'll Know Next Week

    Feb 7, 2020

    Ever since J'den Cox won his second world title at 92kg in September, the wrestling community has debated whether he would move to 86kg or 97kg for the Olympic year. Cox has kept his weight class decision to himself, but he slated to compete next week in Cuba.
  7. 86kg Matteo Pellicone UWW Ranking Series Preview

    86kg Matteo Pellicone UWW Ranking Series Preview

    Jan 10, 2020

    The intrigue at 86kg begins with NCAA All-Americans, three of whom represent the United States and two representing other countries. Add in a whole bunch of other accomplished international guys, and this weight class should be fun.
  8. Why You Have To Watch Every 86 kg Match This Weekend

    Why You Have To Watch Every 86 kg Match This Weekend

    Dec 19, 2019

    Any tournament NCAA champion Drew Foster, four-time All-American Willie Miklus, and All-American Logan Massa don’t even get pre-seeded in, is going to be an awesome tournament. That’s exactly what we’re getting at 86kg in Fort Worth. 
  9. World Championships Preview: 86 Kilograms

    World Championships Preview: 86 Kilograms

    Oct 16, 2018

    Over the last two years, the Magic Man has proven himself to be world class. His hit list of wins over Olympic and World champs and other contenders is as impressive as it comes. Now, finally on his first every world team, Taylor will try and complete his quest for international glory.