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STATE COLLEGE – The Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University has been selected to host the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Penn State University is serving as the local organizing committee. The champions from the U.S. Olympic Team Trials will become eligible to represent the United States at the Olympic Games Paris 2024 (Aug. 5-11).

The competition will be held April 19-20 in the 18 Olympic weight classes in wrestling, which includes six weight classes in men’s freestyle (57 kilograms, 65, 74, 86, 97, 125), women’s wrestling (50, 53, 57, 62, 68, 76) and Greco-Roman (60, 67, 77, 87, 97, 130).

Ticket information for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Wrestling will be announced on May 9.

In the two-day format, Friday, April 19, will include start of the Challenge Tournament in all 18 weight classes. Included in Friday’s action will be the Challenge Tournament finals, which will determine one athlete in each weight class who advances to the Final Championship Series on Saturday.

On Saturday, April 20, all 18 best-of-three Final Championship Series will be held, which determines the U.S. Olympic Team Trials champions in each weight class. This series will feature the top seed and the Challenge Tournament champion, as determined by the 2024 Olympic Games Team Selection Procedures. In addition, the completion of the consolation rounds of the Challenge Tournament will be held on Saturday.

At this point, the 2024 Olympic Games Team Selection Procedures have not yet been finalized and approved.

State College becomes only the 11th U.S. city to host a U.S. Olympic Team Trials since USA Wrestling became national governing body for wrestling in the United States in 1983. The only previous time it was held in Pennsylvania was in 1992, when the U.S. Freestyle Olympic Team Trials were hosted in Pittsburgh.

This will be the sixth straight U.S. Olympic Team Trials in which all three Olympic wrestling teams were determined at the same time, with men’s freestyle, women’s freestyle and Greco-Roman all featured in the event. The previous U.S. Olympic Team Trials with all three teams determined were in Indianapolis (2004), Las Vegas (2008), Iowa City (2012, 2016) and Fort Worth Texas (2020).

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