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Pittsburgh’s Eric Hong Wins Fifth Straight PJW State Championship

Not only did Eric Hong capture his fifth straight Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Championship title this season, he also earned his seventh career PJW Medal in 10 appearances at the State Tournament. In 2013 competing at 107 lbs. Hong faced a tough field of competitors that included 2013 PIAA State Fourth Place finisher Jacob Wasser (Palisades). The [...]

Top Incoming Freshmen of 2013: Part Two

After the first issue of the 2013 Top Incoming Freshmen was released feedback began pouring in and several revisions/additions have been made. Two of the previous Top 20 wrestlers, Altoona's Cole Manley and Belle Vernon's Derek Verkleeren, have been removed due to the pair only entering eighth grade this school year. In addition, Bethlehem Catholic [...]

Luke Pletcher Wins 5th PJW Championship

Luke Pletecher, an eighth grade student at Greater Latrobe Junior High, captured his 5th Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Championship on Saturday. Pletcher, who also competes for Rob Waller's All-American Wrestling Club, won the 13 & 14 Division 107 LBS Championship with a (2-0) decision in the finals over Todd Lane of North Schuykill. It was Pletcher's [...]