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Yes, it's verified - Northwestern's website:  https://nusports.com/sports/midlands

 

Unfortunately, this is near Chicago - which just implemented an indoor vaccine mandate for bars, restaurants and gyms.  Assuming this may have fallen under that consideration and organizers knew there was no way to enforce a mandate across such a large number of athletes and spectators

 

It's a missed opportunity for those college wrestlers looking for some great competition - but on the optimistic side maybe it will give them some more time around family for the holidays

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On 12/23/2021 at 11:24 AM, Y2CJ41 said:

There are a couple off-shoot events happening. Iowa is now having an "Iowa Open" and IllinoisMatmen along with Rokfin are hosting a "new" Midlands at the same venue.

 

Wrestling Twitter has been quite entertaining the past 18 hours.

I know Purdue is staying in the matmen. While it won’t be the same field, it appears to be solid. 

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19 hours ago, wchew20 said:

I know Purdue is staying in the matmen. While it won’t be the same field, it appears to be solid. 

Many teams with flights and hotels already booked will be participating. Hard to cancel those things a week away, so you are likely to see a pretty similar field.

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So all of this sudden cancellation bull crap is the result of Northwestern university knuckling under to  political covid pressures I guess. The country shut down will not in any way prevent the spreading. We know this now. They could have continued on with the midlands as normal but took the easy way out here. The patients are running the asylum in the academia area of the country. 

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1 hour ago, RAJR said:

IU not going to matmen. Just saw announcement via twitter, pausing wrestling team activities due to COVID concerns.

Awful decision by the IU administration, but not unexpected.  Monroe Co. is crazy with their overreach during covid.

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