September 19, 2022

After two years away from school wrestling to chase a spot on the U.S. Olympic Workforce, Nick Suriano’s pursuit ended someday earlier than the Olympic Trials.

The previous Bergen Catholic and Rutgers hammer certified for the Trials however was faraway from the 57 kilogram seed record on Thursday afternoon in an replace despatched out by USA Wrestling.

Suriano’s removing was “resulting from COVID testing,” mentioned a supply near Suriano.

The Trials are being held this weekend, April 2-3, in Fort Value, Texas to find out which wrestlers will compete for the US on the 2021 Olympic Video games in Tokyo.

Suriano was thought of a contender to win the 57 kg spot in males’s freestyle. The preliminary seeds had been launched on Monday, and Suriano was given the No. 5 seed at that weight. He has a profession 16-4 file in senior-level freestyle matches since making his debut in Could 2019.

Rutgers University wrestler Nick Suriano warms up on the mat before the Beat the Streets "Grapple at the Garden" event on Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York.

Though he was seeded fifth for the Trials, Suriano had been wrestling properly this 12 months. He received the Henri Deglane Grand Prix in January and took silver at Matteo Pellicone event in March. He went 3-2 in his remaining event, with each losses coming to Nurislam Sanayev, a two-time world medalist from Russia. 

Suriano additionally appeared to stack up favorably with the highest 4 seeds in his weight class on the Trials: (1) Thomas Gilman, (2) Daton Repair, (3) Vito Arujau and (4) Seth Gross.

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