Pictured here is Punxsy wrestler Brady Smith in action earlier this season. Smith is one of the five Punxsy wrestlers who chose to register to participate in districts this coming weekend. The rest of the Punxsy wrestlers who were eligible opted out of the postseason prior to the deadline for entrants. (Photo by Zak Lantz/The Punxsutawney Spirit)


PUNXSUTAWNEY — In a year that’s like no other, wrestling district championships will be quite different this month for the Punxsy squad, as the program has seen the majority of its wrestlers choose to opt out of the postseason as a result of COVID-19 concerns. 

Punxsy coach Eric Eddy said this week that throughout the season, a number of factors have weighed on the minds of the wrestlers in this decision making process, including a recent temporary shutdown of activity for the program due to positive cases and quarantines and other outside factors, such as who they’ll be wrestling. 

Read the complete story Thursday in The Spirit.

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