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Local youths qualify for PJW state tournament

March 21, 2012 - Mitch Rupert
The 2012 Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling state tournament kicks off Friday at Hersheypark Arena and 30 local competitors will vie for state medals in four age classifications.

Among those having qualified is Muncy's Rachel Warburton, who will compete in he 11-12-year old bracket at 115 pounds. Two years ago Warburton became the first girl in the nearly 50-year history of the PJW tournament to qualify for a state final.

Also among the qualifiers is Montoursville's Gavin Hoffman, a two-time state champion, having won titles in 2011 and 2010.

PJW State Tournament Qualifiers

8-and-under brackets

Scott Johnson, Muncy, 45 pounds

Connor Harer, Muncy, 50 pounds

Kayden Framer, Montoursville, 55 pounds

Broc Lutz, Montoursville, 60 pounds

Wesley Barnes, Williamson, 70 pounds

9-10 brackets

Gable Strickland, Muncy, 60 pounds

Mario Barberio, Muncy, 70 pounds

Michael Kustanbauter, Muncy, 95 pounds

Cameron Wood, Montoursville, 105 pounds

Nicholas Shedleski, Lewisburg, 150 pounds

11-12 brackets

Nolan Ott, Montoursville, 105 pounds

Rachel Warburton, Muncy, 115 pounds

Gavin Hoffman, Montoursville, 125 pounds

Andrew Shedleski, Lewisburg, 135 pounds

Rylin Rice, Milton, 145 pounds

Jahan Worth, Montoursville, 160 pounds

13-14 brackets

Jordan Gessner, Lewisburg, 87 pounds

Brian Friery, Lewisburg, 92 pounds

Angelo Barberio, Muncy, 97 pounds

Zach LeBarron, Warrior Run, 97 pounds

Lynn Kyle, Williamsport, 102 pounds

Zach Fry, Hughesville, 112 pounds

Keith Batkowski, Montoursville, 117 pounds

Nate Jones, South Williamsport, 124 pounds

Devin Stahlnecker, Hughesville, 124 pounds

Dakota Nixon, Hughesville, 140 pounds

Brandon Stokes, Milton, 167 pounds

Nate Lose, Jersey Shore, 167 pounds

Hunter Bohannon, Warrior Run, 212 pounds

Zach Kriner, North Penn, 252 pounds


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