Had a great workout in this beautiful room yesterday!... video coming soon
The Champ had 30 seconds to take me down...
The Set-up: November, 2012. A week earlier, Mark Bader of Flowrestling challenged NCAA Champ Jordan Oliver to the cradle challenge. Mark had to last 1:00 minute on bottom without getting cradled by Oliver. When asked to make a challenge of my own, I took on the most explosive wrestler on the planet... lets just say I didn't quite make it. Super coach Mike Krause manned the camera for this one and provided the commentary, while Dan Gable, camp organizer Frank Popolizio, and hundreds of wrestlers and parents looked on. I spoke to Gable after the challenge and he complimented me on defending one of Jordan's shots. "Great hips" he says... I can die now.
NJ Scorpions Venom take 2nd place out of 73 teams at The NHSCA Duals in Virginia Beach. I had the privilege to coach an exceptional group of talented wrestlers over an awesome three days. The kids got along great and we made it the entire weekend without a single injury. Most importantly, it was an amazing trip with plenty of beach time and good memories.
David Taylor looking out at NYC the day before Beat The Streets 2013