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Penn State to Host 2024 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials

Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center will host the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for wrestling, the university and USA Wrestling officially announced on Friday.

The trials are scheduled for April 19 and 20, 2024.

Penn State was originally selected to host the 2020 wrestling team trials, which were later shifted to 2021 and moved to Forth Worth, Texas because of COVID-19 pandemic complications. At the time, USA Wrestling indicated the 2024 trials would be held at the University Park campus.

Next year’s event will feature competition in the 18 Olympic weight classes — six in men’s freestyle, six in women’s and six in Greco Roman. The champions will go on to represent the United States at the Olympic Games from Aug. 5-11, 2024, in Paris.

The first day of the trials will include the start of the Challenge Tournament, to determine one wrestler in each weight class to advance to the Final Championship Series on Saturday. The best-of-three finals on April 20 will pit the the top seed against the Challenge Tournament champion, as determined by the 2024 Olympic Games Team Selection Procedures, which have not yet been finalized.

Ticket information will be announced on May 9.

Penn State will become the 11th location to host the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for wrestling since USA Wrestling became national governing body for the sport in 1983. It also will mark just the second time the trials will be hosted in Pennsylvania, with Pittsburgh having served as the host site in 1992.