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Penn State Releases Statement on Wrestling Transfer Nick Suriano

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The Penn State AD clarified their position on the outgoing transfer.

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Wrestler Nick Suriano, who would be entering his sophomore year at Penn State University, has requested and been granted his full release from his scholarship.Penn State issued this statement:

"Nick Suriano recently requested a release so that he could transfer to Rutgers. We granted this release. Subject to Big Ten policy, any intra-conference transfer is required to sit for one year before they are again eligible to participate. Nick is open to transfer to Rutgers and will be subject to that school's policies (conference or otherwise) on transfer and eligibility status. We support and work within the Big Ten policy."

In 2017, Suriano went 16-3 but an injury kept him from competing in the postseason.

The statement comes in response to an NJ.com article which stated that the University was blocking Suriano's transfer. In 2015, current Penn State wrestler Jered Cortez made a similar move from Illinois was forced to sit out the entirety of the 2015-2016 season before joining the Nittany Lions' lineup in 2016-17.