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David Taylor is an American freestyle wrestler who currently resides and trains in State College, Pennsylvania. Taylor is a 2018 World champion most notably beating World and Olympic champion Hassan Yazdani along the way. Taylor also had an outstanding college career at Penn State winning two national titles and two Dan Hodge Trophy Awards.

  1. Challengers To Team USA On Display At The Continentals

    Challengers To Team USA On Display At The Continentals

    Apr 22, 2021

    Both the Asian and European Championships went down over the past week. In men’s freestyle, 4 world champions and over 20 Olympians competed in the continentals. In case you missed some of the action, here are a few major takeaways and how they might influence Team USA this August in Tokyo.
  2. Bill Zadick Takes Inventory After The Olympic Trials

    Bill Zadick Takes Inventory After The Olympic Trials

    Apr 21, 2021

    Bill Zadick was USA Wrestling’s men’s freestyle coach-in-waiting the last time the United States assembled an Olympic Team. 

  3. Why Watch The Asian Championships

    Why Watch The Asian Championships

    Apr 16, 2021

    Men’s Freestyle starts early morning Saturday, April 17th, at the Asian Championships. Qualifying rounds are from 1:30am-4:30am (ET) and medal matches are set to start at 8:00am (ET). The weights will be split into two days, but the schedule will remain the same for each day. Saturday will start with 57, 65, 70, 79 and 97. The remaining weights - 61, 74, 86, 92, and 125 will compete Sunday. While the tournament is happening on the other side of the world, and probably during the time you usually sleep, there are a few reasons you should watch the Asian Championships if you’re a wrestling fan.

  4. A Dozen Interesting Facts And Figures From The Olympic Trials

    A Dozen Interesting Facts And Figures From The Olympic Trials

    Apr 8, 2021

    Gable Steveson connected on his shots with supreme efficiency. Thomas Gilman controlled the center of the mat and cashed in on the edge. Adeline Gray feasted on top without her bread-and-butter turn. 

  5. The 11 Most Surprising Things That Happened At Olympic Trials

    The 11 Most Surprising Things That Happened At Olympic Trials

    Apr 6, 2021

    Andy Hamilton warned us just prior to the 2021 Olympic Trials, “Trials History Says Expect Something Unexpected.” However, most or all these things almost nobody could have predicted. That’s part of what made this Olympic Trials and every World/Olympic Team Trials so memorable. The things we never saw coming.

  6. Pure Fire: Tonight's Best Upcoming Matchups

    Pure Fire: Tonight's Best Upcoming Matchups

    Apr 2, 2021

    After an electric first session of the Olympic Trials, we have some incredible semi’s set to go down for this evening’s session.