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PSU wrestling pauses activities due to positive test

Photo by Penn State Athletics: Cael Sanderson

The Penn State wrestling program has had to pause team activities because of a positive COVID test among its Tier 1 personnel, the university announced this evening.

Penn State was scheduled to open its season Saturday at Rutgers, but that match has been postponed. The school said that “no determination has been made on how the pause may impact scheduled matches beyond January 16.”

The next match on PSU’s schedule is slated for Jan. 24 at home against Michigan State. We will have to wait and see if that match can go on.

You can watch coach Cael Sanderson’s media day interview by going here. In the video, he says the wrestlers are tested six times a week for COVID.

As for COVID protocols, Sanderson said this:

“When we compete we’re not wearing masks. When we’re actually wrestling in practice we’re fortunate we haven’t had to wear masks. But the kids do wear masks coming into practice, out of practice, every other second of the day, basically. When they’re in the weight room they’re wearing masks.”

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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