Penn State Wrestling

Taylor wins gold, Brown takes bronze in Paris

A day after Nico Megaludis picked up a gold medal, former Penn State wrestler David Taylor followed suit at the Paris International.

Taylor won the 86-kilogram freestyle weight class Sunday, topping the United States’ Richard Perry 8-5 in the finals.

He gave up a total of seven points the entire tournament. The other two points came in the semifinals in a 12-2 technical fall of France’s Akhmed Aibuev.

Taylor tacked on two other technical falls en route to the finals.

He topped Hungary’s Mihaly Hagy 10-0 to open the tournament. In the quarterfinals, he dispatched another Hungarian in Itsvan Vereb 10-0.

In the 74 kg weight class, two Nittany Lions squared off for bronze medals. Matt Brown got the best of Dan Vallimont 8-2.

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