St. Paris native wins gold in wrestling at the Olympics

ST. PARIS — A Graham High School graduate and four time state champion wins gold in men’s wrestling at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

David Taylor, 30, beat Hassan Yazdanicharati from Iran in the men’s 86kg class.

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Taylor has been apart of Team USA since 2013 and was ranked second in the U.S. during the 2017-2018 season, according to

The St. Paris native is a 2-time NCAA champion at Penn State University in 2012 and 2014. He also was a world champion in 2017.