PS Fayette adds wrestling

Penn State University-Fayette has added men's wrestling to its athletic programs. The program will begin this fall. The school had been studying the feasibility of starting a wrestling program for the past year.
The school's first dual meet will be Saturday, Nov. 16, when the Roaring Lions host Penn State-New Kensington at 7 p.m.
Former Uniontown High School head wrestling coach Jerry Simon will lead the fledgling program at Penn State Fayette. Simon graduated from California University in 1967 with a teaching degree. He was a three-year member of that school's wrestling team, serving as captain in his senior season. At Uniontown, Simon spent 25 years as the head wrestling coach, where he also taught French and Spanish for 38 years. He retired from both positions in 2005.
Simon also noted that it is not too late for high school graduates to enroll at Penn State Fayette and participate in the wrestling program this fall.
The addition of wrestling brings the total number of intercollegiate varsity sports offered at the Fayette campus to nine.


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