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    Default David Taylor dec Colin Palmer 8-5

    According to posting on TheMat and Ohiowrestlingsite.com scoring went like this...

    1st Period: TD2 Palmer, E1 Taylor

    2nd Period: Palmer down, R2 Palmer, R2 Taylor

    3rd Period: Taylor down, E1 Taylor, TD2 Taylor, NF2 Taylor, E1 Palmer

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    Default Re: David Taylor dec Colin Palmer 8-5

    THE VIDEO IS UP!!!!

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    Look under showdown

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    [ame="http://www.flowrestling.org/videos/coverage/view_video/234525/127874-140-collin-palmer-st-edward-vs-david-taylor-st-paris-graham"]140 Collin Palmer St. Edward VS David Taylor St. Paris Graham | Showdown on Flowrestling[/ame]
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    Just watched it. Great match, one of the best I've seen in a while including college matches. Taylor's counter shots are incredible.

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    I was fortunate enough to be there, and these are my thoughts on the meet in general:

    1) Felipe Martinez is incredible. He has SO much power for a freshman, as evinced by his blowing through Tony Ramos (see their Ironman video on Flo). He was dominating his opponent (a D1 state placer), but then...

    2) Felipe Martinez did a real cheap shot on his opponent. Felipe was on top, and turned around and just started wrenching on the poor kids leg, overbending his knee. Felipe should be ashamed, he got disqualified and the other kid got 6 for it, but I wouldn't be surprised if he is done for the year because of some damage.

    3) If there's anyone that screamed "I would kick ass at MMA, and will do so in 8-10 years," it's Felipe.

    4) Isaac Jordan vs. Gus Sako. GREAT match. It really came down to the last second, but Jordan was unable to get the escape point, so he lost by a point. He's got a good future though.

    5) Collin Palmer looked very good. Everyone knew Taylor was an incredible wrestler, but I really think Palmer wrestled just as well--despite the fact that his reputation is as a bull in a china shop, he was very skilled. He wasted no time taking Taylor down and looked good the whole time.

    6) David Taylor stalled the entire time he was on top. He really just sat on Palmer's hips. He was eventually called for stalling, but it should have happened earlier and Palmer should have wound up with a point for it--that really could have changed the outcome of the match. He finally ended up tilting Palmer, and this was the difference in the match. Overall the match was great, but I was very disappointed to see David Taylor doing that...

    7) This match truly could have gone either way. Palmer came very close putting Taylor on his back, and if that had happened I think it would have been a pin. They went at it and gave us a show for 6 minutes, but if they wrestled 10 times, it might end up 5-5. I sort of expected David to win a low scoring match that he controlled much of, but Palmer would do a good job of slowing down the pace and being defensive. I was wrong--both came to wrestle today.

    8) David Taylor is the best. I think when it's all said and done, he will be considered the greatest ever by a legitimate number of people. Better than Sanderson, Gable, and anyone else. Yes it's early, but I'm making a bold prediction here. I know I said he stalled on top above, and he did, but the bottom line is he was wrestling someone bigger and found a way to win. I'm calling it now: Barring injury, David Taylor will be an 4x undefeated NCAA champ. I don't know how I feel about this--I like David a lot, but I just don't know. Nevertheless, the dude has no weaknesses. He's going to be something incredibly special under Cael's coaching, and will spend 4 years tormenting Iowa and everyone else. He says he plans on redshirting and then wrestling 65 or 74, so watch out in 2010--a heavier guy with his skills will be ridiculous.

    10) I am pumped for the future of college wrestling--Taylor, Palmer, Clark, Martinez, and several others are going to be crazy fun to watch and should bring home a lot of NCAA hardware.

    This was pretty rough, but feel free to comment, question, and criticize. I may post more thoughts as things settle in my mind.
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    I'm not sure how to respond, especially since I'm trying to make a fantasy trade with you ....but I disagree with alot of what you said about Taylor, except for the fact that he was stalling on top, which he was. Besides, he's not even undeniably the top guy at his weight in high school, as I personally feel that title belongs to Eric Grajales.
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    No question Taylor #1 at 135 pounds. No question what so ever.
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    Taylor has wins over 3 top-2-ranked wrestlers, none of whom are in his weight class (Clark, Stieber, Palmer). Those are just the ones that are still in school--the list of top-2's would be bigger if we go back a few years (Novachkov comes to mind).

    After this win, I wouldn't be surprised if he leapfrogged Grajales. I will say this: Taylor has wrestled a MUCH tougher schedule than Grajales has in high school. Also, Taylor only has 1 loss at Fargo in his life--and that was a touch-pin as he was about to tech the guy.

    I went in to this match not really knowing who to root for--Taylor has been one of my favorite wrestlers for the last 4 years, but he is leaving Ohio while Palmer is coming to tOSU. It was incredibly electric in that gym, and for a while I was still unbiased. However, Taylor stalling really pissed me off, and I started to want Palmer to win it. I really don't whether I like some of the things I said about Taylor, but I really think there is about a 50% chance he goes undefeated in college (and that is a good enough percentage for me to make such a bold prediction, because if I'm wrong who cares, but if I'm right, I told you so). I won't be upset if I'm wrong about it, but those are my thoughts.

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    Grajales has two wins over Jordan Oliver, one over Andrew ALton (ranked ABOVE Colin Palmer), and won a college tournament. Also was on the Junior World Greco team.
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