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US Olympic Wrestling Trials Moved From Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State To Host In 2024

This spring’s U.S. Olympic wrestling team trials will no longer take place at the Bryce Jordan Center, according to a joint announcement from Penn State Athletics, USA Wrestling, and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee.

Instead, Penn State and the Bryce Jordan Center will now host the 2024 U.S. Olympic wrestling team trials.

Penn State said the event’s move comes amid a “variety of factors,” including current health and safety guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic and “the desire to provide the ability to accommodate all of the participants, staff, and fans.”

USA Wrestling said it’s currently in negotiations to find and secure a new location for this spring’s competition, likely sometime in April. Regardless, the event’s move won’t prevent the competitions from helping athletes qualify for the Olympics.

The event was originally scheduled for April 4 and 5, 2020, but got postponed due to the pandemic.

Originally, Bo Nickal, Jason Nolf, Zain Retherford, David Taylor, Nick Lee, Nick Nevills, and Greg Kerkvliet were all set to compete with the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club at the trials. Additionally, Frank Molinaro was expected to compete for the Titan Mercury Wrestling Club. However, the former Olympian retired last spring.

Those who originally purchased tickets to the trials will have their orders refunded and receive additional information via email. Full refund policies are written in detail on Penn State Athletics’ website.

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