David Taylor is making waves overseas for USA Wrestling.
The Graham High School graduate is undefeated for Team USA at the 2017 Freestyle World Cup in Iran, including a dominant victory over former Olympic champion Sharif Sharifov of Azerbaijan.
But apparently he wasn’t satisfied with a mere tech fall win, so he went back to work and pinned Hassan Yazdani Cherati of Iran, the reigning Olympic freestyle champion (74 kg) from Rio.
David Taylor pins Olympic gold medalist Hassan Yazdani Charati to finish his unbeaten run at the World Cup. pic.twitter.com/oTPOAkT9Nw— Trackwrestling (@trackwrestling) February 17, 2017
Taylor, a four-time state champion for the Falcons and two-time national champion at Penn State, and teammate Jordan Burroughs both went undefeated at the World Cup, but Iran defeated the US for the team title.