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Penn State wrestling pauses team activities

Penn State has sold out 55 straight duals in Rec Hall (Photo/Mark Selders)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State wrestling has paused all team-related activities due to positive COVID-19 results among Tier 1 personnel.

Due to the pause, the Nittany Lions' match at Rutgers scheduled for Saturday has been postponed. The institutions will work with the Big Ten Conference to identify rescheduling options. No determination has been made on how the pause may impact scheduled matches beyond January 16.

The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and the broader community are of the utmost importance. Therefore, as part of the protocols established by the Big Ten Conference and Penn State Athletics medical staff and in consultation with University, local and national officials and guidelines, individuals with a positive test have been put into isolation. In addition to isolation, contact tracing procedures have been implemented, which includes quarantine and testing for those individuals who might have been exposed, even if asymptomatic.

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grapplefan (1) 3 days ago
"positive COVID-19 results among Tier 1 personnel"
What the heck does that mean? A coach is sick? Starter is sick? Manager is sick? Cheerleader is sick?
ban basketball (1) 2 days ago
My best guess would be a coach. An athlete, I wouldn't think, would qualify as "personnel."