Former Collegiate Studs David Taylor, Kyle Dake Ready To Make An Impact At First Wrestling Worlds
October 19, 2018


A furious David Taylor stormed off the mat.

A frustrated Kyle Dake simply shook his head in disbelief.

The 2017 U.S. world team trials featured another pair of disappointing, gut-wrenching setbacks for the standout American wrestlers.

Considered two of the best collegiate wrestlers of all-time, Taylor and Dake were supposed to be making world championships teams by then. And were expected to be contending for gold medals.

One year later, Taylor and Dake have fresh, new outlooks.

Dake and Taylor, both 27 years old, made the 2018 U.S. world men’s freestyle team, and both are considered legitimate contenders to win gold medals at this month’s UWW World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary.