Tickets available on Friday for U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Wrestling at Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State, April 4-5

By USA Wrestling | Sept. 16, 2019, 9:46 a.m. (ET)
Bryce Jordan Center on the campus of Penn State University in University Park, Pa. has been selected to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Wrestling on Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5.

Penn State University is serving as the local organizing committee.

The champions from the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Wrestling will become eligible to represent the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, August 2-8.

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

Tickets for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Wrestling will become available to the general public this Friday, September 20.

Click below to purchase tickets:
https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/pennstate/EN/link/buy/details/2020USOC

Tickets start at $49 for an all-session ticket. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets right away, as this event is expected to be sold out.

In the two-day format, Saturday, April 4 will include start of the Challenge Tournament in all 18 weight classes. Included in Saturday’s action will be the Challenge Tournament finals, which will determine one athlete in each weight class who advances to the Final X Championship Series on Sunday.

On Sunday, April 5, all 18 best-of-three Final X 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 2020 Olympic Games Team Selection Procedures. In addition, the completion of the consolation rounds of the Challenge Tournament will be held on Sunday.

Click here for the 2020 Olympic Games Team Selection Procedures
https://www.teamusa.org/usa-wrestling/team-usa/team-selection-criteria

The Bryce Jordan Center has already established itself as a historic wrestling venue. It served as the site of the 1999 NCAA Championships, which ironically featured current Penn State head coach Cael Sanderson’s first of four NCAA titles and Penn State assistant coach Casey Cunningham’s 157 pound crown. The Bryce Jordan Center was also the site of the 1998 and 2009 Big Ten Championships and will serve as the host site in March of 2021.

The top four (and six of the top 10) all-time NCAA wrestling dual meet attendance records indoors have taken place at the Bryce Jordan Center, including the all-time indoor record of 15,998 who saw Penn State down Iowa 28-13 on Feb. 10, 2018. That record crowd is the largest crowd to ever witness a Penn State Athletics event not held in Beaver Stadium, Penn State’s 100,000-plus capacity football stadium.

University Park becomes only the 10th U.S. city to host a U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Wrestling 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 fifth 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) and Iowa City (2012, 2016).

Host Penn State is one of college wrestling’s most successful teams in history, boasting nine NCAA Div. I national team titles. Included are eight of the last nine NCAA Div. I national team titles, under head coach Cael Sanderson, a 2004 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling.

U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS - Freestyle
1984 – Allendale, Mich.
1988 – Pensacola, Fla.
1992 – Pittsburgh, Pa.
1996 – Spokane, Wash.
2000 – Dallas, Texas
2004 – Indianapolis, Ind.
2008 – Las Vegas, Nev.
2012 – Iowa City, Iowa
2016 – Iowa City, Iowa
2020 – University Park, Pa.

U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS – Greco-Roman
1984 – Allendale, Mich.
1988 – Pensacola, Fla.
1992 – Concord, Calif.
1996 – Concord, Calif.
2000 – Dallas, Texas
2004 – Indianapolis, Ind.
2008 – Las Vegas, Nev.
2012 – Iowa City, Iowa
2016 – Iowa City, Iowa
2020 - University Park, Pa.

U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS – Women’s Freestyle
2004 – Indianapolis, Ind.
2008 - Las Vegas, Nev.
2012 – Iowa City, Iowa
2016 – Iowa City, Iowa
2020 - University Park, Pa.