On this episode of the RUDIS Wrestling Podcast, Matt Dernlan and Jason Bryant discuss the cancellation of the NCAA Wrestling Championships due to Coronavirus concerns, bringing the 2019-2020 collegiate wrestling season to an unexpected and disappointing end. The two discuss the cancellation from the perspective of athlete, coach, fan and member of the media, and break down the possibility of the NCAA granting extra years of eligibility.

 

0:00 Show Intro

2:40 History of Disruptions to Wrestling

10:50 Impact on the Athletes

15:35 Reality of an Extra Year in All Divisions

19:35 Economic Implications of Extra Years

23:57 Is March Really All That Matters?

28:22 Setting Precedents for the Future

31:40 Cancelling Events vs. Postponing

59:24 2019-20 Season Isn’t a Loss

 

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