Jesse Taylor returns for his second season as the Titans' 184-pounder... he
compiled a 13-16 record in 2004-05, earning bonus points on 7 occasions...
two-time JC All-American... won the California state championship in 2004
for Palomar College (San Marcos, Calif.) and Coaches Joe Ismay and Byron
Cambelle... compiled a 33-1 record... won every JC tournament in which he
was entered... as a freshman was 31-2 and was state runnerup... competing
unattached, placed second at the 2004 Fullerton Open... three-year varsity
letterman at Poway High School for Coach Wayne Branstetter... as a senior
was the CIF and masters champion and placed sixth in the state tournament...
as a junior was CIF champion and a state qualifier... qualified for CIF as a
sophomore... also played three years of football and earned all-county
honors as an offensive lineman... born on Jan. 2, 1983, in San Diego...
parents are Roger and Kathy Taylor...younger brother Zeke plays baseball at
UC Santa Cruz... Jesse has a son, Alexander Jacob... kinesiology and health
science major whose goal is to own a gym and teach and coach... credits
Coach Branstetter for "setting me on the right path... if it was not for
him, I don't know where I would be."