In regrettable news, Nick Suriano has been forced to withdraw from the 2021 Olympic Trials due to a positive COVID-19 test.
A 2019 NCAA champion for Rutgers, Suriano was the five seed at 57 kg. This news is especially devastating, considering Suriano has been wrestling well as of late. At the 2021 Henri Deglane, Suriano won a bracket that included Thomas Gilman and Vito Arujau.
With Suriano out, seeds shift up, moving Joe Colon from the No.6 to the No. 5 seed and so on and so forth.
The news comes less than a week after Iowa’s Spencer Lee was forced to withdrawal from the Trials due to an injury. Both Lee and Suriano were thought to be the two most likely candidates to earn the nod at 57 kg and represent the United States in Tokyo this summer.