DAVID TAYLOR
2017-18 Team USA Ranking: No. 2 at 86 kg/189 lbs.
Years on Team USA: 5 (2013-18)
Residence: State College, Pa.
Club: Titan Mercury WC/Nittany Lion WC
College: Penn State
High School: St. Paris Graham (Ohio)
Born: Dec. 5, 1990
Height: 6’0”

Career Highlights
- Third in 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
- Two-time U.S. World Team Trials runner-up (2014, 2017)
- Third in 2015 U.S. World Team Trials
- Two-time U.S. Open champion (2015, 2017)
- World Cup champion (2017)
- Third in World University Games (2013)
- Two-time Grand Prix of Spain champion (2015, 2016)
- Paris International champion (2017)
- Two-time NCAA champion for Penn State (2012, 2014)
- Two-time Dan Hodge Trophy recipient, as nation’s best college wrestler (2012, 2014)

Career Biography
2017: Second in U.S. World Team Trials… U.S. Open champion… World Cup champion… Paris International champion…
2016: World Freestyle Wrestling Clubs Cup champion (Titan Mercury WC)… Second in U.S. Open…Third in U.S. Olympic Team Trials… Grand Prix of Spain champion… �: Stepan Sargysyan Cup champion… Grand Prix of Spain champion… Third in U.S. World Team Trials… U.S. Open champion… Fifth in Golden Grand Prix Final… Fifth in Yasar Dogu International…
2014: Second in U.S. World Team Trials… Second in U.S. Open…
2013: Third in World University Games… Third in U.S. World Team Trials… University Nationals champion… Second in U.S. Open…
2008: U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifier…
2007: Eighth in Junior World Championships… FILA Junior World Team Trials champion…
2005: FILA Cadet Nationals champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman…
College: 2012 and 2014 NCAA champion for Penn State… 2012 and 2014 Hodge Trophy award winner as college wrestler of the year… Second in 2011 and 2013 NCAA Championships… Four-time Big Ten champion… 2011, 2012 and 2014 Big Ten Wrestler of the Year… Led Penn State to four NCAA titles…
USA Age-Group: 2007 USAW Junior Nationals champion in Greco-Roman and freestyle… 2006 USAW Cadet Nationals champion in Greco-Roman… 2005 USAW Cadet Nationals freestyle champion… Second in 2005 USAW Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman…
High School: Four-time Ohio state champion… Two-time ASICS first-team All-American… Dave Schultz Award winner for nation’s top high school wrestler…
Personal: Son of David and Kathy Taylor… Has one sister, Alex…
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