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46 Minutes With David Taylor
Jul 3, 2020
Spend a full 45 minutes with World Champion David Taylor as he discusses injury, weight, and Pat Downey on July 25th.
0:00 - Contrast emotions from 1 Year ago after surgery to now.
0:06:20 - Did you know when it happened how serious the injury was?
0:08 - After the injury, how concerned were you about potentially losing opportunity at Olympics?
0:10:50 - Was it extra painful to see Pat Downey make the team at your weight?
0:13:05 - Has Downey’s trash talk gone too far?
0:14:45 - If we do 4 minute periods, no tech, how many points would you score on Pat Downey?
0:15:30 - Have you ever had this much animosity with an opponent?
0:16:25 - Where do you fit on the USA/International Pound for Pound discussion?
0:18:15 - Would you want to wrestle Sadulaev?
0:20:30 - Does DT have the best pace in the World?
0:22:50 - Did you ever question if you could wrestle your style at 86KG?
0:25:30 - What is it about your style that makes wrestlers so tired?
0:27:00 - Why did you decide to get into coaching during the height of your competition career?
0:33:10 - Contrast your coaching style vs the coaching style you were under as a youth wrestler.
0:37:10 - How were you able to avoid burn out considering you were elite from youth to HS to college to international? (Spoiler, DT did burn out twice)
0:42:10 - Has the NLWC room ever been tougher with Cael, Jake, DT, Snyder, Bo, etc there?
0:43:10 - Who is the king in the room? Cael? DT? Snyder?
0:44:00 - Are the rumors about Casey Cunningham true?
0:46:00 - Favorite part of a wrestling practice?
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