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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.


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86 kg Round 1 - David Taylor, Nittany Lion Wrestling Club / Titan Mercury Wrestling Club vs Zahid Valencia, Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club

Jun 8, 2022

World and Olympic champion David Taylor takes on 2-time NCAA champion Zahid Valencia in the first round at Final X NYC.