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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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Bill Zadick | The Bader Show (Ep. 343)

Nov 1, 2022

Team USA men's freestyle head coach Bill Zadick joins the show to talk about the recent World Championships where USA came away with the team title.

0:00 — Trick or treat. Bill Zadick joins the show.

2:30 — Acclimation camp.

3:30 — Yianni breaks the streak.

8:00 — Incremental growth.

10:00 — Jordan Burroughs wins #7.

15:00 — Zain Retherford’s undergarments.

18:00 — Individual coaches.

19:30 — David Taylor vs Hassan Yazdani

23:00 — No Russia.

24:30 — Dake and Synder win fourth titles.

25:30 — Making the impossible possible.

28:30 — Doubt creeps in.31:30 — J’den Cox moving to 97 kg?

33:00 — Trials process.

36:00 — Sweat it out.

42:00 — Olympic promotion.

51:00 — Mark tries to pry.