Hundreds Compete at Erie Insurance Arena for PA Jr. Wrestling State Championships

According to the Erie Sports Commission: The PA Junior Wrestling Championships will be held at the Erie Insurance Arena beginning this Friday at 9 a.m., and continuing through Saturday, March 21. The event is expected to see an anticipated 5,000 spectators and more than 900 youth wrestlers from across Pennsylvania compete.

Three age groups will compete in the tournament – 8 and under, 9-10, and 11-12. Wrestlers will arrive in Erie on Thursday for weigh-ins, which will take place at the Millcreek Mall from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The event was last held in Erie in 2008 and 2009.

Doors will open at 8 a.m. Friday for the first session, which will begin at 9 a.m. and consist of Pigtails round of 32, Preliminary round of 16, consolation rounds, and Champion Quarter Finals, which will begin at 3 p.m. The second session of consolation and champion rounds will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday before the tournament adjourns for a break.  Doors open for the Finals at 3 p.m., and competition gets underway at 5 p.m.

Admission is $15 for an adult day pass, or $25 for an adult two-day pass. Student passes are $10 for a day or $15 for two days. Tickets and programs may be purchased during weigh-ins at the Millcreek Mall or at the Erie Insurance Arena box offices on Friday and Saturday.

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