Hudson Taylor to Compete at NWCA All-Star Classic Monday

Nov. 23, 2008

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - University of Maryland All-American wrestler Hudson Taylor will represent the Terrapins Monday at the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic Monday evening at Ohio State University, giving the program its first representative in the event since Gobel Kline in 1969.

Taylor, the No. 2 ranked wrestler in the nation at 197 pounds, will face No. 1 Jake Varner of Iowa State. All matches are exhibitions and do not count toward the wrestlers' statistics.

For those in the Columbus, Ohio, area interested in attending, tickets are $10 for adults and free for children under 6 years old. NWCA members get one complimentary ticket for displaying their membership card.

The meet is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. will provide live statistics of all matches and ESPNU will televise the meet on tape delay. Check local TV listings for more information.

2008 NWCA All-Star Classic Matchups
125- No. 2 Troy Nickerson (Cornell) vs. No. 3 Charlie Falck (Iowa)
133- No. 2 Jayson Ness (Minnesota) vs. No. 4 Jimmy Kennedy (Illinois)
141- No. 1 J Jaggers (Ohio State) vs. No. 2 Nick Gallick (Iowa State)
149- No. 1 Brent Metcalf (Iowa) vs. No. 4 Darrion Caldwell (NC State)
157- No. 1 Jordan Leen (Cornell) vs. No. 7 Cyler Sanderson (Iowa State)
165- No. 1 Nick Marable (Missouri) vs. No. 2 Mack Lewnes (Cornell)
174- No. 1 Steve Luke (Michigan) vs. No. 2 Jay Borschel (Iowa)
184- No. 3 Phil Keddy (Iowa) vs. No. 4 Louis Caputo (Harvard)
197- No. 1 Jake Varner (Iowa State) vs. No. 2 Hudson Taylor (Maryland)
HWT- No. 1 Jared Rosholt (Oklahoma State) vs. No. 3 Kyle Massey (Wisconsin)