Awards and Honors: 2015 All-American
2014-15: Wisconsin's starter at 133 lbs. ... 2015 All-American ... seventh place finish at the NCAA Championships with a 4-1 record ... 9-0 record in Big Ten competition ... held a 12-1 record in dual competition ... 27-4 overall season record ... 3-1 record at Big Ten Championships ... second place finish ... 6-1 record at Midlands ... started the season unranked and finished as high as No. 3 ... won four matches by fall and five matches each by technical fall and major decision
2013-14: Wisconsin's starter at 125 lbs. ... 2-2 record at the NCAA Championships ... placed third at the Big Ten Championships with a 3-1 record ... started season unranked but finished regular season at No. 9 (125 lbs.) ... 19-6 overall record on the season... finished 10-3 in dual competition and 5-2 in the Big Ten ... posted first career win over ranked opponent against Ohio State's Nick Roberts (No. 17) on Jan. 10... won the Navy Classic with a 4-0 record (11/23)
2012-13: Redshirt season ... did not compete.
High School: Competed for four years at St. Paris Graham High School in St. Paris, Ohio ... won three-straight state titles at 120 lbs., in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons for the Falcons ...helped St. Paris Graham to four-straight Div. II Ohio state titles during his high school career.
Personal: Parents are Brian and Missy Taylor ... has one sister, Lizzy (19) ... father Brian wrestled at Ashland University ... hobbies include hunting, archery and fishing ... intends to major in wildlife ecology at UW.
Davis on Taylor: "I think [Ryan] brings a lot of intensity to the room and understands the sport really well. I think he's going to bring a lot of intensity to our lower weight class guys. I like his style, the way he competes on the mat and the way he thinks."
Off the Mat with Ryan
Before each match, I:
Get my mind set right.A non-athletic talent I have is:
HuntingOne thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40:
Kill a caribou in velvet.