Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling

2022 Junior High State Championships

Friday March 4th, Saturday March 5th and Sunday March 6th
1st Summit Arena Johnstown, Pennsylvania

News and Announcements

2022 Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling

8th Annual Junior High State Championships


Photos from PJW JH States



2022 PJW Junior High State Qualifiers

2022 PJW Junior High Brackets on Flo Arena

A Note to Wrestlers:

Congratulations on your quest to be a contender for a PA Junior Wrestling Junior High State Championship. The Tournament Committee, Area II, and the City of Johnstown welcome you to the First Summit Arena at The Cambria County War Memorial for the 8th Annual PA Junior High State Championship Tournament. We hope you have a memorable experience as you compete for the gold. Best of luck to all!!!

A Note to the Wrestling Families:

Johnstown is very excited to host the PJW Jr. High State Championship Tournament, and we are all working hard to make this experience a memorable one for the wrestlers and their families. Hopefully, you will find Johnstown a very hospitable and friendly city with plenty of accommodations and things to do. If there are any suggestions on how to improve things for next year, please email them to George LeGrand (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Tournament Location:

The 2022 PJW Sate Championship Tournament will be held at First Summit Arena at The Cambria County War Memorial, located at 326 Napoleon St. Johnstown, PA 15901.

Schedule:  

Friday Schedule

Doors Open 2:30pm

Boys 77 – 117 Lbs .

Round

1 – Pigtails (Rd. of 64) - 4:00 PM

2 – Prelim 1 – (Rd. of 32) - 4:45 PM

Boys 124 - 252 Lbs.

3 – Pigtails (Rd. of 64) - 6:00 PM

4 – Prelim 1 – (Rd. of 32) - 6:45 PM

Saturday Schedule

Doors Open 7:00am

Boys 77 – 117 Lbs. & Girls 77 – 110 Lbs.

5 – Boys Consolation Rd. 1 – 8:00 AM

6 – Boys Prelim 2 & Consolation Rd. 2 – 9:00 AM

7 – Girls Prelim 1 (Rd. of 16) - 10:30 AM

8 – Boys Consolation Rd. 3 - 10:45 AM

9 – Boys Quarterfinals & Consolation Rd. 4 – 11:30 AM

10 – Girls Quarterfinals & Consolation Rd. 1 – 12:15 PM

Boys 124 -252 Lbs. & Girls 117 – 185 Lbs .

11 – Boys Consolation Rd. 1 – 2:00 PM

12 – Boys Prelim 2 & Consolation Rd. 2 – 3:00 PM

13 – Girls Prelim 1 (Rd. of 16) – 4:30 PM

14 - Boys Consolation Rd. 3 – 4:45

15 – Boys Quarterfinals & Consolation Rd. 4 – 5:30

16 – Girls Quarterfinals & Consolation Rd. 1 – 6:15

Sunday Schedule

Doors Open 7:00am

All Wrestlers  

17 – Boys Consolation Rd. 5 – 9:00 AM

18 – Girls Consolation Rd. 2 – 9:45 AM

19 – Boys Semifinals & Consolation Rd. 6 – 10:15 AM

20 – Girls Semifinals & Consolation Rd. 3 – 11:00 AM

21 - Boys Consolation Rd. 7 – 11:30 AM

22 – Girls Consolation Rd. 4 – 12:00 PM

23 - Finals Placement Matches - Est. 1:30 PM


Round times are estimated and wrestlers should be ready at least 1 hour prior to estimated start time.


General Admissions Costs:

$25.00 Adult All Sessions                  $15.00 Adult Single Session

$15.00 Student All Sessions               $10.00 Student Single Session

Tickets and programs may be purchased during weigh-ins at the First Summit Arena at The Cambria County War Memorial on  Friday  or at the Arena on Saturday and Sunday.  

Weigh-ins:

Friday, March 4, at the Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St. Johnstown, PA 15901.... 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM. (Flat Weight)

Sunday, March 6, at the First Summit Arena from 7:00 – 8:00 AM for wrestlers competing on Sunday. (There will be a 2 lb. weight allowance for this weigh in.)

  • At weigh-ins, each wrestler will be given a weigh-in packet, which will contain information about the tournament.
  • There will be no weight allowance on Friday, but there will be a 2 lb. allowance on Sunday. The decisions of weigh-in officials are final.
  • There will be a physician on site to review any skin issues.
  • In the event that you have a pre-existing skin issue, you must provide a completed and current PJW skin form, signed by a qualified Physician, before you are cleared to wrestle. The skin form can be found on the PJW website at www.pajw.org    

In the event that you have a skin issue and do not have a PJW skin form, or your PJW skin form is not current, the onsite physician’s determination will be final.

Apparel:

Tournament apparel will be sold during weigh-ins and throughout the tournament at the Arena.

Locker Facilities:

Locker facilities are available at the Arena. There will be specific locker rooms available for wrestlers to change and shower with signs identifying them. These locker rooms will be closely monitored by the tournament security staff, and no misconduct or vandalism will be tolerated. Personal items should not be left in the locker rooms. Area II, Cambria County War Memorial, and the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Committee will not be responsible for lost or stolen items from these facilities.

Concessions:

The Arena concessions will be operating throughout the tournament for spectator convenience. The concessions are operated solely by Cambria County War Memorial.  PJW and Area II are in no way affiliated with these concessions. Health food and drinks will be available for the wrestlers and fans.

You are not permitted to bring food or drinks into the arena from the outside. All bags will be inspected.

Parking:

There is ample parking within walking distance of the arena. Parking will be free on the streets after 5:00 PM Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Parking will also be free in the Intermodal Transportation Center Garage, which is located behind the Pasquerilla Conference Center. The address is 316 Vine Street, Johnstown, PA 15901. There are 2 additional parking garages within walking distance that will be charging a reduced fee.  

General Information

  • Medals will be awarded to the top 8 place finishers for boys & top 6 for girls.
  • Wrestling will begin promptly at 8:00 AM Saturday and 9:00 AM Sunday.
  • Wrestlers will be called to the staging area 30 minutes prior to starting times.
  • Please do not go to the warm up / staging area prior to being called on the PA system.
  • Please be aware of the rule concerning forfeits for not reporting to staging or the wrestling mat in a timely manner. A copy of that rule will be in your weigh in bag and in the program.
  • Access to the Arena floor is restricted to wrestlers and coaches.
  • Only 2 coaches per wrestler will be allowed to enter the Arena floor and only 2 coaches are permitted in the corners. Any additional coaches in corners will be immediately escorted from the floor area. There will be no coach’s bands. The 2 coach per wrestler rule will be policed at several levels of staging. Wrestlers who will be coached by a club coach who is on the floor should only have 1 coach enter the floor through staging with them. The 2 coaches per corner rule will be strictly enforced. We need to do this to alleviate congestion in the wrestling area, assure spectator’s views are not hindered and to abide by PJW rules. Please don’t risk missing your young wrestler’s match by violating this rule!    
  • Hats are not permitted on the Arena floor.
  • PJW and PIAA Rules will be strictly enforced.
  • Wrestlers, Coaches, Parents and Spectators are expected to demonstrate good sportsmanship and conduct on and off the mats. Unsportsmanlike conduct will be penalized. Misconduct in any form, including destroying or defacing War Memorial Arena facilities, Hotels, Motels, Restaurants, etc. will result in eviction and prosecution.
  • The War Memorial Arena will remove any noise makers, laser pointers, or weapons at the entrance. All bags will be searched at the entrance gates for the protection of all wrestlers and fans.
  • The use of cameras, video recorders, camera phones, etc. is prohibited on the arena floor. All photos and recording must be from the spectator seating area. Violators will be immediately escorted from the wrestling area.
  • No outside food or drinks are permitted to be brought into the Arena and/or Tournament.