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Iowa-PSU postponed

NCAA wrestling

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s home wrestling match against Iowa scheduled for Friday was postponed on Monday due to COVID-19 concerns within Iowa’s program.

PSU released a statement saying the two institutions will work with the Big Ten Conference to identify rescheduling options.

Also on Monday, it was announced the U.S. Olympic wrestling trials won’t be held at the Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State because of COVID-19 restrictions on attendance.

The trials were originally scheduled for April 2020 but weren’t held because of the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Games.

USA Wrestling said early April remains the target date for the trials and a new site should be announced soon.

Spokesman Gary Abbott said a change in venue became necessary because capacity at the Bryce Jordan Center would be capped at 500 in the arena and 150 in the practice gym. Abbott said that capacity would not accommodate the participants, let alone spectators.

As part of an agreement with Penn State, the 2024 wrestling trials will be held at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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