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    Bucknell coach Wirnsberger suspended for two competitions

    LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Bucknell University has identified secondary NCAA rules infractions within its wrestling program. Bucknell has reported the violations to the NCAA and has self-imposed a two-competition suspension penalty for head wrestling coach Dan Wirnsberger.

    Dan Wirnsberger
    Wirnsberger will miss Bucknell's next two dual matches, scheduled for Friday at home against Binghamton, and Sunday at the United States Military Academy. Assistant coach Jim Gibson will serve as acting head coach in Wirnsberger's absence.

    "At Bucknell, we have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to NCAA rules compliance and communicate this expectation regularly," said director of athletics and recreation John Hardt. "We work tirelessly with our coaches and staff to ensure that they have a complete understanding of the NCAA rulebook, and we have ample resources in place when questions arise. It is extremely disappointing that these secondary violations occurred, and we will be implementing additional corrective compliance and educational measures for the program. We will not be commenting further on the nature of the infractions."

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