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Schedule

Wrestling
7:30 PM
Fri
Nov 02
George Mason
George Mason
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
Wrestling
All Day
Sun
Nov 04
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Hokie Open
Roanoke, Va.
Wrestling
11:00 AM
Sun
Nov 11
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Bucknell
Bucknell
Lewisburg, Pa.
Wrestling
12:30 PM
Sun
Nov 11
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Cleveland State
Cleveland State
Lewisburg, Pa.
Wrestling
2:00 PM
Sun
Nov 11
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Buffalo
Buffalo
Lewisburg, Pa.
Wrestling
All Day
Sun
Nov 18
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Keystone Classic
Philadelphia, Pa.
Wrestling
TBA
Sat
Dec 01
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart
Davidson, N.C.
Wrestling
12:00 PM
Sat
Dec 01
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Davidson
Davidson
Davidson, N.C.
Wrestling
2:00 PM
Sat
Dec 08
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Columbia
Columbia
New York City
Wrestling
11:00 AM
Sun
Dec 09
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Northern Colorado
Northern Colorado
Hempstead, N.Y.
Wrestling
3:00 PM
Sun
Dec 09
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Hofstra
Hofstra
Hempstead, N.Y.
Wrestling
All Day
Sat
Dec 29
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lock Haven Classic
Lock Haven, Pa.
Wrestling
1:00 PM
Sun
Jan 13
Appalachian State
Appalachian State
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
Wrestling
7:30 PM
Fri
Jan 18
Virginia
Virginia
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
Wrestling
2:00 PM
Sun
Jan 20
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tenn.

Taylor

Thomas

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

Bio

2017-18: Competed the first half of the season before sitting out the latter half to injury … finished with a 6-5 record including a 2-1 mark in SoCon dual bouts … went 4-4 in tournament bouts … earned two wins at the Hokie Open, a 5-4 decision over Cole DePasquale of Stanford and a 4-1 decision over Trevor Parker of Army … went 2-2 at the Keystone Classic with an 11-7 decision over Regis Durbin of Northwestern and a 5-2 decision over Donovan Doyle of Harvard … logged a 7-4 decision over Philip Robilotto of Franklin and Marshall … finished his competition for the season with a 4-2 decision over Gardner-Webb in a SoCon dual at home on Dec. 8 ... named to the SoCon Honor Roll and to the Dean's List.

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

2017-18

6-5

2-1

2-1

1

0

0

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

25-47

9-18

4-12

3

0

4

View Full Bio
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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