Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Championships


Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Championships

March 24-25, 2017

Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

Wrestling begins at 9AM each day. Doors will open one hour prior.

2-day passes – $25 Adult and $15 Student
1-day pass – $15 Adult and $10 Student
Tickets may be purchased from 10am-9pm on Thursday, March 23rd at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena. Tickets may also be purchased at the Box Office the day of the event. All ticket sales are cash sales only. On Thursday, an ATM will be available inside the venue. On Friday and Saturday, no ATM machines will be available until you have purchased your tickets.

Parking is included in the ticket price. Mohegan Sun Arena has an on-site parking lot with ample parking for the event.

For more information, please visit or click here for participant information.

Event Security

– In order to best ensure our guests’ safety, SMG, the management staff at Mohegan Sun Arena, will be screening ALL attendees using a metal detector wand prior to arena admission. In cases in which a person, by reason of medical necessity, is unable to submit to this screening process, that person may request a manual pat down by security. Bag checks will also be conducted.  All guests are encouraged to arrive early with the enhanced security procedures in place. It is our goal to keep our guests at Mohegan Sun Arena safe at all events and our surrounding areas. We kindly ask for your patience as you enter the venue while these security measures are being taken to ensure your safety.

Point and shoot cameras, video cameras and extended lens cameras/professional lens are permitted for this event.

The following items are prohibited inside Mohegan Sun Arena
– No outside food or beverage
– No weapons of any kind
– No face paint/bod paint
– No laser pointers or noise makers
– No selfie-sticks/Go-Pro devices
– No laptop computers or mobile tablets
– No patron bags/briefcases. Wrestler bags are subject to search prior to entry
– No purses larger than 16″x16″

Personal items may be carried in a small, clear plastic bag.

– Children under the age of 3 do not need a ticket for the show if they are seated on the lap of a ticket holder.

– If you have any questions or concerns during the event, please visit the Information Booth located behind section 110.

– Where to Eat, Where to Stay. Click here to see our Plan Your Visit Guide.

– Additional Questions? Click here to visit our A-Z guide.

Click here to view our concessions map. Please note, certain concessions stands may be closed for this event.

PJW started in 1963 under the name of Junior Olympics for wrestlers in Western PA, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia. Later, Ohio and West Virginia were dropped. In 1998 it grew to cover the entire state of Pennsylvania, including Area X, encompassing 15 counties in Northeast and North Central PA. This year’s tournament will be the second time the event was hosted in Eastern Pennsylvania.

The road to the PJW Championships mimics the High School State Championships and prepares youth wrestlers to compete on that level. The PJW organization prides itself in providing an exciting and entertaining event for participants and fans. Many PJW wrestlers have gone on to national and international success, such as 2000 Olympian and NCAA national champion Cary Kolat, NCAA National Champions Greg Jones, Troy Letters, Jeremy Hunter and Ty Moore. Each year a number of past PJW participants go on to become PIAA State Champions.

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