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Wisconsin's Taylor to have career-ending surgery

Bad news from Badger-land: Ryan Taylor, 133-pound starter for University of Wisconsin, will be undergoing surgery which will end his wrestling career.

Ryan Taylor battles Cory Clark at the Big Ten Wrestling Championships (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com)
Taylor, who just completed his redshirt junior season for the Badgers, posted the following message on Instagram early Sunday evening: "Wrestling has been a very important facet of my life, although a new journey has begun due to injury I must say goodbye to this great sport. It was a great journey and lifestyle and I owe it nothing more than the greatest respect. Thank you to all the people that followed me in this journey that was my life."

The official Twitter account for Wisconsin Badger wrestling followed up with this Tweet: "You will be missed @rtbadger but thanks for all you did."

In three seasons at Wisconsin, Taylor was a three-year starter, first at 125 as a freshman, then at 133 the past two years. A three-time NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships qualifier, Taylor earned NCAA All-American honors by placing seventh at 133 at the 2015 NCAAs.

Prior to coming to Madison, Taylor wrestled at nationally-ranked St. Paris Graham High School, where he won three consecutive Ohio state titles at 120 pounds as a sophomore, junior and senior.

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dom2675 (1) about 6 years ago
I don't have a degree in journalism but if I create a headline that states a wrestler was facing a career ending surgery I might want to expand upon the type of surgery in the article. What do you think mr Palmer? Since you're a professional
Robbij (1) about 6 years ago
When you get your journalism license you will understand that unless Mr. Taylor said what his injury/surgery was, then Mr. Palmer cannot print it. HIPA. Good day sir.
Hyhu28 (1) about 6 years ago
dom2675,

Perhaps the young man that is the subject of this article did not reveal the specifics regarding his surgery. Unless Mr. Palmer has a close and trusting relationship with Taylor, it may not have been his place to press. Your comment is snarky and your use of literary conventions is non-existent. You're clearly not a professional. Keep Let Mr. Palmer do his job.
Hyhu28 (1) about 6 years ago
I'm also not a professional journalist. I meant to say, let Mr. Palmer do his job.
mikej (1) about 6 years ago
There are innumerable surgeries that have nothing to do with wrestling or an injury. I would guess Ryan Taylor wants to keep it private and Mr. Palmer is doing his job and not pressing the issue
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