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David Taylor, nicknamed the Magic Man, is an American freestyle wrestler who currently resides and trains in State College, Pennsylvania. Taylor was crowned the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Champion at 86 kg after defeating Iran's Yazdani in the finals. Other career accolades include 2018 World Champion in Budapest, 2021 World Silver medalist in Oslo, three-time Pan-American Champion, Ivan Yarygin Champion, two-time NCAA champion at Penn State, two-time Dan Hodge award winner, and four-time Ohio State Champion.

  1. 86 kg: David Taylor

    86 kg: David Taylor

    Aug 6, 2021

    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.
  2. Everything You Need To Know About 86kg At The Olympics

    Everything You Need To Know About 86kg At The Olympics

    Jul 3, 2021

    Preview the 86kg weight class at the Olympics and get to know the best wrestlers who will be competing in Tokyo.
  3. Men's Freestyle Dominates At Pan Ams

    Men's Freestyle Dominates At Pan Ams

    Jun 7, 2021

    Team USA went 10 for 10 winning every weight class at the Pan Am Championships.
  4. David Taylor Techs Way Through Pan Ams

    David Taylor Techs Way Through Pan Ams

    Jun 7, 2021

    David Taylor won a Pan Am title by beating all of his opponents by tech fall.
  5. 2021 Pan Am Championships Interviews

    2021 Pan Am Championships Interviews

    May 26, 2021

    Hear from the 2021 Olympic Team as they compete 2021 Pan Am Championships in Guatemala City, Guatemala
  6. 2021 Pan Am Championships Training

    2021 Pan Am Championships Training

    May 26, 2021

    Training videos from the 2021 Pan Am Championships.
  7. World Class Technique From David Taylor

    World Class Technique From David Taylor

    May 14, 2021

    A collection of world class technique videos from 2018 World Champion and 2020 Olympian David Taylor. The Magic Man has some of the most innovative and cutting edge technique on the planet.
  8. Classic FloWrestling Matches

    Classic FloWrestling Matches

    May 13, 2021

    Some of the best matches on FloWrestling over the years since 2006.
  9. David Taylor's 2018 World Title Run

    David Taylor's 2018 World Title Run

    Apr 15, 2021

    Watch all of the matches from David Taylor's 2018 World Championship title run.
  10. David Taylor - US Olympian 86kg

    David Taylor - US Olympian 86kg

    Apr 8, 2021

    David Taylor will represent the United States at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in men's freestyle wrestling.
  11. David Taylor Technique

    David Taylor Technique

    Aug 10, 2020

    Take a look at all the David Taylor technique you could ever want on FloWrestling.
  12. My Best Rival: Kyle Dake & David Taylor

    My Best Rival: Kyle Dake & David Taylor

    Mar 26, 2020

    Before Kyle Dake and David Taylor won world titles together in Budapest, they were rivals on the collegiate level and in freestyle. This Christmas, Dake and Taylor open up about their epic battles and friendship like never before. The film will debut on Christmas Eve with showings at Noon CT and 8 PM CT with the full film becoming available on Christmas morning.
  13. Magic Man: David Taylor

    Magic Man: David Taylor

    Mar 23, 2020

    He's one of the best collegiate wrestlers we've ever seen, and he just may be destined for World and Olympic gold. Go into the mind of the great David Taylor.