Taylor Meeks

Taylor Meeks: Everyday Champion

Photo By: Scobel Wiggins/Oregon State Athletics   06-10-2014

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Oregon State's Taylor Meeks is wrestling's 2013-14 Everyday Champion for his accomplishments both on the mat and in the classroom. For the full video, visit: https://www.ourbeavernation.com/everyday-champions/.

Oregon State junior Taylor Meeks first started wrestling at the age of five, learning quickly that hard work and perseverance pay off in the long run. Now, as an accomplished collegiate wrestler, Meeks still lives by those standards, believing that life is like a competition and mental-toughness is the key to success. The Washington native is no stranger to success, coming off a season where he was recognized as the top wrestler in the country at 197 lbs.

Spending the past three years in Corvallis, Meeks has realized how alike it is to his home town, Orting. In his spare time, Meeks enjoys fishing with his father and has been doing so since he was a young boy. His family is always present at his wrestling meets, and his father travels to every away meet, being described as the make-shift “team manager.”

Meeks, a Sociology major, is interested in how the human mind works and is planning on becoming a fireman after his senior year at Oregon State. He is the wrestling program’s latest Everyday Champion, honored for his determination on the mat and hard work in the classroom.