Three Penn State wrestlers were dismissed from the team Friday after violating "team rules and the standards of the program," according to a news release.
Two of the wrestlers - 141 pounder Garrett Scott and 165 pounder Dave Rella - were starters. The other, Jared Platt, was a top candidate to replace national champion Phil Davis at 197 pounds.
"We have granted each of these young men a release from the team in order for them to continue their academic and athletic careers at different schools," Penn State coach Troy Sunderland said in the news release. "This was a very tough decision for all of us, but as this program continues to improve, each of our wrestlers must live up to the high standards of the program."