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Adidas Magicman Wrestling Shoes Named After David Taylor

David Taylor, nicknamed the Magic Mancan add a new item to his impressive list of accolades: a shoe named after him.

Today, Adidas released the Limited Edition David Taylor “M2” Magicman wrestling shoes, that come in a cool yellow with red trim.

The shoes are selling for 75 dollars. The former Penn State wrestler is a current Adidas-sponsored athlete took time to sign posters at a recent Adidas wrestling clinic.

Taylor was a two-time national champion at Penn State, and was last year’s Big Ten Male Athlete of the Yearonly the second Penn Stater to earn the award since its inception in 1982. He went 34-0 during his senior year, captured the Hodge Trophy, and, for the third time, was the Big Ten Wrestler of the Year. He finished his Penn State career with a 134-3 record.

Taylor has largely stayed in State College since graduating, training with the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club in an effort to make the 2016 Olympic team. 

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