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March 18, 2014
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - David Taylor's career in a Penn State singlet has been special for the St. Paris, Ohio, native since he stepped onto campus in 2009.
Taylor's four years on the mat, which began in 2010 after he redshirted, have been nothing short of remarkable. The 165-pound senior heads into his final weekend of collegiate competition with a stellar 129-3 record. Taylor's statistics are astounding. The four-time Big Ten champion has 50 victories by pinfall, 42 by technical fall and 29 by major decision, thus giving him 121 victories with bonus points out of 132 career matches in college.
The Ohio native is 13-2 in matches at the NCAA Championships, with his two losses coming in the national title bouts in 2011 and in 2013. Taylor pinned his way to the national championship match in two-straight years. In 2014, Taylor is hungry for more as he makes his final trip to the NCAA Championships.
GoPSUsports.com talked with Taylor for some insight on the buildup to his final NCAA Championships weekend.