PJW Jr. High state-qualifiers

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From left, Beaty’s Jacob Fankhouser and Tyler Mahood, along with Youngsville’s Mason Benjamin and Sheffield’s Nick Knowles, placed at the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling (PJW) Area 8 Junior High Championships this past Saturday and will compete at the PJW Junior High State Championships on March 1 and 2 in Greensburg, Pa. Benjamin (heavyweight) went 3-0 with three pins at the Area 8 tournament in Harborcreek, while Fankhouser (92 pounds), Mahood (87) and Knowles (187) each finished second in their respective weight classes. The top two from each weight class at the Area 8 qualifier advanced to PJW Jr. High states. The rest of the PJW youth divisions will wrestle in March.