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David Taylor Pinned Opponent at Beat the Streets Gala

Three-time All-American David Taylor was chosen to participate in a wrestling match for a Beat the Streets and Save Olympic Wrestling fundraiser against Russia, where he pinned his opponent Magomed Kurbanaliev. Taylor took an early 7-2 lead in the first period. Early in the second period, Taylor pinned Kurbanaliev.

After a 30-2 junior year, Taylor was the only USA male wrestler to pin his opponent. Team USA beat Russia in 8 out of 9 matches. Jordan Oliver, an Oklahoma State graduate and Lehigh Valley native, faced Kurbanaliev at a similar event on Sunday in California and beat him on a late takedown.

Taylor’s rival and four-time NCAA Champion Kyle Dake, won his first international match and picked up Team USA’s only win over Iran against Hassan Tahmasebi.

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Katie Blitz

I'm a freshman Public Relations major. I was born in Staten Island, but I prefer to say I'm from New York City. I went to Brooklyn Tech High School, a specialized high school, and I'm very proud of it. I'm a huge sports fan - mostly (and sadly) a New York Jets fan.

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