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David Taylor

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David Taylor is a multiple time World and Olympic Champion freestyle wrestling for the United States. He currently competes at the 86kg weight class but has also competed at 74kg on the senior level.

Taylor won the World Championships in 2018, and 2022. He also won the Olympic Games in 2020 where he defeated familiar foe Hassan Yazdani of Iran.

During his collegiate career Taylor was a 2x National Champion and 4x National Finalist for the Penn State Nittany Lions where he was coached by Cael Sanderson.

Accolades:

Worlds-

2018 World Champion (86kg)

2019 Worlds (DNC) Injury

2021 World Silver Medalist (86kg)

2022 World Champion (86kg)

Olympics-

2020 Olympic Champion (86kg)

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Akil Murugan
Akil Murugan
Senior Editor for Heavyweight Nation
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