Hannah Taylor looks up as she pins her opponent on the mat in a wrestling matchWrestling Canada
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Hannah Taylor

Biographie

  • Two-time 57kg bronze medallist at the UWW World Championships in the U23 division (2019, 2021)
  • Won 57kg bronze at the 2022 Commonwealth Games
  • Made her Pan American Games debut at Lima 2019
  • Won 57kg silver at the 2019 Pan American Championships, her first time competing in the tournament as a senior; repeated as silver medallist in 2020
  • Won gold in the 57kg junior division at the 2018 Pan American Championships
  • Wrestling Canada’s junior female athlete of the year in 2018 
  • Was named U Sports Rookie of the Year in 2017 while competing for Brock University Badgers
  • Won back-to-back U Sports national titles in the 59kg weight class in 2018 and 2019 before moving up to the 63kg weight class and winning the 2020 U Sports national title   

A Little More About Hannah

Getting into the Sport: Started wrestling at age 11 but after two short seasons at the school level joined a club team to compete more frequently… As a child would wear the medals her uncle won as a competitive wrestler… At her very first practice, the coach told her mom “she’s going to the Olympics”… Outside Interests:  Graduated with a Bachelor of Sport Management (honours) from Brock University in 2021… Works for a company, Ready in Five, that hires high performance athletes to run five-minute movement sessions online for schools and organizations… Enjoys spending time with her French bulldog, Nelson… Odds and Ends:  Favourite motto: Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want… Has always looked up to Tonya Verbeek… Once had a pair of wrestling boots she never lost a match while wearing and was terrified to compete without them when they got too old to wear; gave up her superstition when she continued to have success without them…

Palmarès international

Pan American Games: 2019 – 8th (57kg)

Commonwealth Games: 2022 – BRONZE (57kg)

UWW World Championships: 2022 – 12th (57kg); 2021 – BRONZE (57kg U23); 2019 – BRONZE (57kg U23), 22nd (57kg); 2018 – 5th (57kg junior); 2017 – 9th (55kg junior); 2015 – 23rd (56kg cadet); 2013 – 7th (52kg cadet)

Pan American Championship: 2023 – 7th (57kg); 2020 – SILVER (57kg); 2019 – SILVER (57kg); 2018 – GOLD (57kg junior); 2017 – SILVER (55kg junior); 2015 – 6th (56kg cadet)