Penn State wrestler to transfer to Virginia

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) – One Penn State wrestler will finish his career elsewhere.

Jarod Verkleeren announced he will transfer to the University of Virginia:

Verkleeren has been a starter at times for Penn State the past four years. He qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2020 before the tournament would be canceled due to COVID-19. He split time at 149 with Brady Berge in 2018-19.

As a junior in 2020-21, Beau Bartlett would get the nod for Penn State at 149. Verkleeren then entered the transfer portal.

He finished with an overall record of 28-16 at Penn State.

Verkleeren won a PIAA state championship for Hempfield High School in 2017 at 145 pounds. He is also a Type 1 diabetic.

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