As a Junior (2008-09): Recorded second consecutive third-place finish at the NCAA Championships, becoming only the fourth repeat All-American in Maryland history ... finished season at 38-8, the most victories on the team ... 16-3 in dual meets and 5-0 during the ACC regular season ... finished second at ACC Championship ... team-high 19 pins was most on the team ... also posted seven major decisions ... went 12-5 against ranked wrestlers ... ranked as highly as second in the country during the season ... dropped second-round match at NCAA Championships before rallying with six straight wins in the consolation bracket to claim third-place finish.
As a Sophomore (2007-08): Dominated the 197-pound division to the tune of a 37-3 overall record ... one of the nation's most dominant performers in his weight class ... 18 of 37 victories came via pin as he rolled to an ACC championship and NCAA Championship berth ... ranked as highly as fifth in the country during regular season ... ACC Wrestler of the Year ...finished third nationally to become Maryland's first All-American since 1997 ... named ACC Wrestler of the Week five of 14 weeks ... 5-0 in ACC matches and won six major decision overall ...defeated 8 ranked wrestlers during the season including defending national champion and top-ranked Josh Glenn of American.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2006-07): Finished the season with a 29-10 record, tying for the team's best dual record at 18-3 ... led the team in falls with 15 and added two technical falls and two major decisions ... was ranked as high as No. 14 in the country while going undefeated in conference action ... finished the season with 11 of his last 16 winis coming by way of fall ... came up one win shy of All-America status at NCAAs ... went 3-2 at the national championships with two of his wins coming by fall ... earned a wild card bid to the NCAAs after finishing second at the ACC Tournament and earning All-ACC status ... recorded a season-high 11 match winning streak ... recorded five falls in those matches and one technical fall and major decision ... placed fourth at the Southern Scuffle (12/30/06) ... placed fourth at the Body Bar Systems Invitational (11/18/06) ... won five of his first six matches to open the season with the first three coming by fall.
As a Freshman (2005-06): Redshirted the season ... went 19-3 in open competition with a team-high seven falls and three major decisions ... won the West Virginia Open and Kent State Open ... placed third at the Southern Scuffle. Before Maryland: A five-star recruit out of powerful Blair Academy ... three-time prep national champion ... rated as the 17th-best recruit in the country by Intermatwrestle.com ... a three-time placer at the Beast of the East Tournament, including a third place finish in 2003 and runner-up in 2004 ... Cadet Freestyle national champion in 2003 and Cadet Freestyle All-American in 2002 ... compiled a 128-19 career record, recording 79 falls.
Personal: Herbert Hudson Taylor ... son of Polly and Herb Taylor ... two sisters Charlotte and Heather ... majoring in interactive performance arts.
TAYLOR'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year W-L Dual Falls Tech Falls Major Dec. 2006* 19-3 0-0 10 0 3 2007 29-10 18-3 16 2 2 2008 37-3 19-1 18 2 6 2009 38-8 16-3 19 1 7 Totals 123-24 53-7 63 5 18