Marysville High School graduate Jacob Marsh (top) has the upper hand against an opponent in this file photo. Marsh, who wrestles for the Princeton University mat team, won’t compete this winter. The Ivy League has canceled its winter sports schedules due to the coronavirus. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)
Marysville High School graduate Jacob Marsh will not be able to wrestle this winter.
Marsh, who is a member of the Princeton University mat team, has been sidelined with the rest of the Ivy League.
The Ivy League became the first Division I conference this year to cancel all winter sports, including men’s and women’s basketball.
The decision, due to COVID-19, came 13 days before the scheduled start of the college basketball season.
The league had decided this past summer, when it canceled fall sports, not to allow any of its sports to start play before early December.
Coaches were informed of the news on video conference calls Thursday evening
The league was the first conference to scrap its postseason basketball tournament last March. That preceded a cascade of cancellations. All major college and professional sports were halted within days.
The Journal-Tribune was not able to reach Marsh for comment by presstime.
A follow-up story will appear in a future edition of the Journal-Tribune.