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Penn State Wrestling-Iowa Postponed Due To COVID-19 Concerns

No. 3 Penn State wrestling’s match against No. 1 Iowa scheduled for this Friday has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns within the Hawkeyes’ program, according to the team.

The Nittany Lions have already had matches axed this season due to positive COVID-19 cases within their program. In fact, Penn State’s season-opening dual against Rutgers was postponed following positive cases among “Tier 1” personnel, while another contest against Michigan State was postponed out of precaution.

Cael Sanderson’s group went on to win three consecutive matches against Indiana, Northwestern, and Wisconsin. The team was set to face Michigan on Sunday, February 7, but that was postponed due to a university-wide athletic pause for the Wolverines.

Penn State’s match against Iowa was highly anticipated, as the Hawkeyes are 5-0 on the season and have been considered the top program in the nation throughout the season. The Nittany Lions fell to the Hawkeyes last season 19-17 in Iowa City, which was one of two regular season losses for Penn State in 2019-20.

It’s unclear when or if the big-time match will be rescheduled. Penn State Athletics stated that both programs will work with the Big Ten to evaluate options.

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Will Pegler

Will is a senior majoring in digital and print journalism and is an associate editor for Onward State. He is from Darien, Connecticut and is a lifelong Penn State football fan. He loves a good 80's comedy movie, Peaky Blinders, The Office, and the New York Yankees and Giants. You can catch some of his ridiculous sports takes on his Twitter @gritdude and yell at him on his email [email protected]

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