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Taylor is currently 105-15 in his freestyle career and is one of the most decorated wrestlers in the United States. Taylor was a gold medalist at the 2018 World Championships and also captured gold at the 2018 and ‘19 Pan Am Championships. 2018 was also the year Taylor captured a gold medal at the elite Golden Grand Prix Ivan Yarygin tournament.
Nine of the 15 losses on Taylor’s resume are from renowned champions Jordan Burroughs, Kyle Dake and J’Den Cox. Burroughs is the 2012 Olympic gold medalist and one of the greatest wrestlers in American history. Dake is a four-time NCAA champion in four different weight classes (Cornell) and one of Taylor’s closest friends and biggest rivals. Dake is also a two-time gold medalist at the World Championships. Cox was a three-time NCAA champion at Missouri, a bronze medalist at the 2016 Olympic games and a two-time gold medalist at the World Championships.
The young 23-year-old will be looking for his second Olympic title in 2021. Nobody has been more dominant in the past five years than the Russian tank. The armour has been uncrackable with 15 shut out wins at world championship competition. He has locked up the number one seed for the upcoming Olympic Games.