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    Taylor Named ACC Wrestler of the Week
    Two-time All-American went 6-0 with five pins last week

    Nov. 24, 2009

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland All-America 197-pound senior Hudson Taylor has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestler of the Week after keying the Terrapins to one of the biggest dual wins in school history and capturing a tournament championship in his weight class last weekend.

    Taylor was crucial in the 10th-ranked Terps' 18-17 road victory over No. 4 Cornell on Friday night. With only two matches remaining and Maryland down 17-9, the third-ranked Taylor recorded a crucial pin of fifth-ranked Cam Simaz, bringing the team score to 17-15. Patrick Gilmore's overtime decision at heavyweight gave Maryland the 18-17 win.

    The next day, Taylor took the 197-pound title at the Body Bar Invitational at Ithaca, N.Y., cruising through his first four matches before again dispatching of Simaz, this time by a 7-2 decision, in the finals. Taylor finished the weekend 6-0, winning five matches by pinfall. He now has 66 career pins and needs just four more to break the school record.

    Maryland No. 6 in latest Intermat poll

    The Terps moved up four spots to No. 6 in the latest national rankings, released today by Intermat. Maryland had a busy and successful weekend, coming from behind to defeat then-No. 4 Cornell 18-17 in Ithaca, N.Y., on Friday. A day later, Maryland tied for second place at the Body Bar Invitational as Taylor and Josh Asper won individual titles.

    Maryland is the highest ranked team in the ACC, with Virginia and Virginia Tech coming in at No. 18 and No. 24, respectively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WrestlingTerp View Post
    Taylor finished the weekend 6-0, winning five matches by pinfall.
    Paging JB

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    Great start for one of my favorites.
    Does anyone give him a shot against Varner/Brester?

    I love his hammering style on top, but when that is your strength, I think it's trouble w/ those two guys who are virtually unridable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    Does anyone give him a shot against Varner/Brester?
    I do!! Bet that's a surprise to you....
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    Quote Originally Posted by WrestlingTerp View Post
    I do!! Bet that's a surprise to you....
    Im just trying to think of how he can score on those guys, TDs? Not likely. Turns? No... escapes..yes...so...how does he do it, what kind of match does he have to wrestle to win?
    0-0 at 2nd, ride them out in 2nd escape in 3rd?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    Im just trying to think of how he can score on those guys, TDs? Not likely. Turns? No... escapes..yes...so...how does he do it, what kind of match does he have to wrestle to win?
    0-0 at 2nd, ride them out in 2nd escape in 3rd?
    Hudson is a bit under rated for his takedown ability. Not saying he is Borroughs-like, and TDs aren't the first thing you think of with him but he made huge improvements on his feet since his freshman year. And he is amazingly adept at turning people. He's a good scrambler too, though he sometimes places himself in bad positions when he doe scramble. He beat Brester in OT their sophomore year with a takedown.
    "Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!?

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    Varner is a really bad matchup for Taylor, his positioning in all 3 positions is so solid that Taylor can't capitalize on any mistakes or flurries. I think he can pull one out against Brester, but Varner would surprise me quite a bit.

    That being said, he's so fun to watch - never blink during his matches

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    I agree with Gantry that Varner is a bad matchup for Taylor, but then again, Varner is a bad matchup for EVERYONE.

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    I would have given this award to Steve Bell
    Gold is an idiot.

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