David Taylor (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
World champion David Taylor will meet Senior Nationals champion Gabe Dean, it was announced Thursday.
The match is slated for Nov. 24 at the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club's event, which will be streamed on Rokfin.
Taylor claimed a world championship in 2018 at 86 kilograms, beating Fatih Erdin of Turkey in the finals, 12-2. Earlier in the tournament, he scored a victory over 2016 Olympic champion Hassan Yazdani Charati of Iran. Taylor missed the 2019 World Championships due to injury. In July, Taylor defeated Myles Martin by 11-0 technical superiority at FloWrestling's event.
Dean, a two-time NCAA champion for Cornell, won a Senior Nationals title last month at 86 kilograms after not competing since 2017. He topped Nate Jackson in the finals. Last weekend, Dean competed in Flo's 8-Man Challenge and was defeated in his first match by Taylor Lujan.