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Schedule

Wrestling
FINAL
Thu
Jan 25
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
24
The Citadel
The Citadel
Charleston, S.C.
21
Wrestling
FINAL
Sat
Jan 27
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
All-Academy Championships
Charleston, S.C.
Wrestling
FINAL
Wed
Jan 31
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
5
Appalachian State
Appalachian State
Boone, N.C.
46
Wrestling
FINAL
Sun
Feb 11
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
0
Campbell
Campbell
Edwardsville, Ill.
55
Wrestling
FINAL
Sun
Feb 11
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
6
SIUE
SIUE
Edwardsville, Ill.
46
Wrestling
FINAL
Sun
Feb 18
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
9
George Mason
George Mason
Fairfax, Va.
40
Wrestling
FINAL
Sat
Mar 03
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
SoCon Championships
Charleston, S.C.

Taylor

Thomas

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PLAYER
Weight: 197
Year: Senior
Hometown: Vienna, Va.
High School: Falls Church

Bio

2016-17: Earned an 8-20 overall record for the year, including a 5-10 mark in dual bouts and 1-6 SoCon record ... went 3-10 in tournament bouts for the year ... his five dual wins ranked fourth best on the team and his 22 dual points ranked third most on the squad ... logged one pin and one major decision for the year ... registered his first win of the year over Franklin & Marshall's John Argast by a pin in 2:52 on Dec. 2 in Lancaster, Pa. ... earned a hard-fought 3-2 decision over George Mason's Matt Meadows in the home opener on Jan. 7 ... took a 3-2 decision over Coast Guard's Phil Azzari at the All-Academy Championships ... achieved a league win over Davidson's Michael Moore by an 8-0 major decision on Feb. 10 ...topped Gardner-Webb's Kyle Ash by a 5-2 decision at the SoCon tournament on Mar. 4 ... named a 2nd Battalion S2 staff sergeant ... Dean's List recipient both semesters ... received Distinguished in Academic Merit status from the Institute for a third straight year ... listed on the spring SoCon Honor Roll for a third straight year ... named to the Athletic Director's Honors List for a second straight year ... named to the Cadet-Athlete Honors Society for the third straight year.

2015-16: Earned a 7-16 overall record for the year, including a 2-7 dual record and 5-9 mark in tournament competition … went 1-5 in Southern Conference action … logged two pins on the season … achieved six dual points for the team during the year … placed fourth at the Hokie Open to begin the season … in January, came in second place at the W&L Invite at 197 pounds … accounted for six of VMI's seven wins at 197 pounds after starting the season at 184 lbs. … at the W&L Invite, earned a 5-2 decision over Washington & Jefferson's Ezekiel Strope and 20-6 major decision over Scranton's Derek Fisher … at the All-Academy Championships hosted by VMI on Jan. 30, earned a fall in 3:39 over Norwich's Bryan Giblin … helped preserve a shutout victory for the Keydets by topping Davidson's Ryan Devlin in a 13-7 sudden victory decision … pulled out a 7-5 tiebreaker decision over George Mason's Cameron Houston in a dual on Feb. 18 … at the SoCon Championships, picked up a 7-4 decision over Campbell's Austin McNeil ... named a 2nd Battalion S2 staff corporal on post ... named to the Athletic Director's Honors List both semesters ...Dean's List recipient both semesters ... named to the Cadet-Athlete Honors Society and received Distinguished in Academic Merit status ... named SoCon Academic All-Conference spring semester ... SoCon Honor Roll.

2014-2015: At 184 pounds, earned a 4-6 overall record for the season in tournament action … earned one victory by fall and also had one major decision victory … came in fifth place at the Washington & Lee Invitational in which he earned a 12-2 major decision over Ferrum's Chris Carter and later earned a pin over Ferrum's Pat Wenzlaff in 4:05 … won a 2-1 decision over Gardner-Webb's Payton Mills at the Hokie Open to begin the season … registered a pin over Chattanooga's DeVaunte Franklin-Smith in 8:00 at the Wolfpack Open on Nov. 16 ... named to the Cadet-Athlete Scholar Society following spring semester for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the term ... made Dean's List spring semester ... received Distinguished in Academic Merit from the Institute for posting at least a 3.5 GPA both semesters ... named to the SoCon Honor Roll ... received a SoCon Commissioner's Medal for having a 3.5 cumulative GPA for the academic year.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Falls Church High School for coach Dustin Payne at 182 pounds … named all-conference three times, while also earning All-State and All-Region plaudits … served as a captain for the wrestling team twice … also a three-year letterwinner as a defensive lineman on the football team … named All-Conference in football while serving twice as a captain.

Personal: Full name is Taylor Ward Thomas … son of Ward and DA Thomas … has one sister, Katelyn … plans to major in civil engineering.

Year

Overall

Dual

SoCon

MD

TF

Pin

2016-17

8-20

5-10

1-6

1

0

1

2015-16

7-16

2-7

1-5

0

0

2

2014-15

4-6

0-0

0-0

1

0

1

Career Totals

19-42

7-17

2-11

2

0

4

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VMI Wrestling 2015-16: SoCon Championship Highlights
VMI Wrestling 2015-16: Richards Qualifies for NCAA National Championships
VMI Wrestling 2015-16: Davidson Recap (2/3/16)
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