Wrestling



    Taylor Walsh  
    Taylor Walsh

    Class:
    RS Junior

    Hometown:
    Cherry Hill, N.J.

    High School:
    Camden Catholic

    Weight:
    157


    JUNIOR SEASON (2013-14)
    Seeded #11 in the 157-pound weight class ... has set an all-time IU record with 25 pins this season, leading the country in that category ... his 46 career falls are second-most in school history (47, Viktor Sveda, 1998- 2002) ... finished the regular season ranked eighth nationally by the NCAA Coaches Panel and 12th in the RPI ... placed fifth at the Big Ten Championships to earn an automatic NCAA bid ... won the championship at the Clarion Open, Michigan State Open and Keystone Classic, pinning four opponents at each ... tabbed the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week after seizing the Clarion Open crown ... swept through the Hoosier Duals and Manchester dual, sticking all six op- ponents ... reached the Midlands finals after four falls extended his consecu- tive pinning streak to 15 straight opponents ... 34 overall wins are top-10 in the country and rank second in the Big Ten ... notched a 6-2 decision over #17 Spartak Chino (Ohio) in the MSU Open semifinals.

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13)
    Advanced to second straight NCAA Championships, blanking #3-seed Joseph Napoli (Lehigh), 6-0, in his opening bout ... racked up a total of six victories over nationally-ranked opponents ... posted an overall mark of 30-12 with eight pins, two tech falls and three major decisions ... dominated dual match competition, going 14-2 with a +50 team point differential in 16 starts, including a 6-2 tally during the Big Ten dual slate ... led or shared the team lead in wins, falls, tech falls and dual point differential ... slotted 12th and 14th in the final NCAA Coaches Panel and RPI national rankings, respectively ... finished runner-up in the Hokie Open, going 4-1 with a pin ... placed fourth at the Midlands (5-2, two pins) and fifth at the Keystone Classic (4-2, twos pins, major decision) ... swept both the Huskie Duals and Hoosier Duals ... an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12)
    Advanced to the NCAA Championships, earning the No. 11 seed at 149 pounds ... compiled an overall record of 29-12 with 13 pins, three major decisions and a tech fall ... his 13-fall total is the 10th-highest total in school history and ranked fifth in the Big Ten for the 2011-12 season ... stuck his 13th opponent at the NCAAs, pinning Chattanooga's Dean Pavlou in just 62 seconds ... finished the regular season ranked 18th nationally by Intermat, 14th in the RPI and 19th by the Coaches Panel ... ascended as high as No. 9 in the Intermat rankings ... placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships, topping #19 Eric Terrazas (Illinois) and #12 Ivan Lopouchanski (Purdue) in the process ... was victorious in five of seven Big Ten duals ... won the 149-pound title at the Michigan State Open ... defeated #5 Eric Grajales (Michigan) and Dan Osterman (Michigan State) while up in East Lansing ... also owned wins over #11 Mike Kelly (Iowa), #18 Osterman (MSU) and #15 Terrazas during the dual-match season ... put together a 13-match winning streak midseason ... swept the IU Quad with three pins, all coming in less than 90 seconds ... went 3-0 in the Hoosier Duals as well ... an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    REDSHIRT SEASON (2010-11)
    Compiled 21 wins, a tournament title, eight falls and three major decisions in his 21-5 redshirt campaign ... placed in the top-four of his final four events, including a title in the Greyhound Open ... took second at the UNI Open, third at the Cleveland State Open and fourth at the National Collegiate Open.

    PREP/PERSONAL
    A two-time state champion for Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill N.J. ... advanced to the state finals three times ... earned three NHSCA and one Fargo All-America honors ... compiled an overall high school record of 146-12 with 99 falls and 20 tech falls ... led Camden Catholic High to four consecutive team state championships ... also played golf and ran cross country ... the son of Sandra and Matthew Walsh ... born on Aug. 28, 1991 ... has two brothers, Cody and Chad; and a sister, Fallon ... Chad is a freshman wrestler for Rider University ... an Entrepreneurship major.


       

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