PJW Youth State Qualifiers

Announcement regarding hotel and weigh in location

Monroeville DoubleTree Hotel next to Convention Center abruptly shuts down
PJW Tournament Committee is working on a new location.  
There are rooms available at the Double Tree in Green Tree and waiting to hear back from Cranberry Double Tree

2024 Tournament Schedule

Session Start Times are estimated

Wrestlers should be ready to wrestle at least 1 hour before the estimated start time

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Session I (14 Mats)

Time

Rounds

Divisions

7:00 AM

Doors Open

 

8 Under Boys & Girls Wrestle until 16 remaining

 

8:00 AM

Round of 64

Round of 32

Consy Round 1 – 32#2

Round of 16 & Consy Rd 2 – 16#1

Consy Round 3 – 16#2

Session II (14 Mats)

Time

Rounds

Divisions

 

11:30 AM

Round of 64

 

9 & 10

Boys & Girls Wrestle until 16 remaining

Round of 32

Consy Round 1 – 32#2

Round of 16 & Consy Rd 2 – 16#1

Consy Round 3 - 16#2

Session III (14 Mats)

Time

Rounds

Divisions

 

4:00 PM

Round of 64

 

11 & 12

Boys & Girls Wrestle until 16 remaining

Round of 32

Consy Round 1 – 32#2

Round of 16 & Consy Rd 2 – 16#1

Consy Round 3 – 16#2


Sunday, March 24, 2024

Session IV (14 Mats)

Time

Rounds

Divisions

7:00 AM

Doors Open

 

 

ALL

 

8:00 AM

Quarter Finals & Consy Round 4 – 8#1

Consy Round 5 – 8#2

Semi-Finals & Consy Round 6 – Consy of 4

Consy Round 7 – Consy Semi-Final

Session V (11 Mats)

Time

Rounds

Divisions

2:00 PM

Wrestlers Report for Parade

 

 

ALL

2:30 PM

Parade of Areas

2:45 PM

Parade of Champions

3:10 PM

Wrestler Warm-ups

3:30 PM

Finals


Weigh-In Locations

Friday, March 22, 2024 - Satellite Weigh-ins (3 sites) 
Recommended Location Hotel Address 
* Areas - 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 DoubleTree Hotel - Cranberry 910 Sheraton Drive, Mars, PA 16046 * Areas - 1, 4, 7 DoubleTree Hotel - Greentree 500 Mansfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 
*Areas - 2, 3, 9, 11, 13, 14 DoubleTree Hotel - Monroeville 101 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146 
Weigh-ins will be from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
Admission tickets and tournament programs will be on sale at each site 
Doctors will be available at each site from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tickets can be purchased at all weigh-in locations - Cash Only at Weigh in Locations. 
- Tickets can be purchased at the Arena with credit card

2024 Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Youth

State Championships

 

WRESTLERS

Congratulations on qualifying for the 60th Annual Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling (PJW) Youth State Championships that will be held at the University of Pittsburgh’s Petersen Event Center. The Area VII Tournament Committee and the City of Pittsburgh are excited to be your host and are confident that you will have an enjoyable and memorable experience. Best of luck as you compete for a PJW State Medal.


WRESTLING FAMILIES

Congratulations on your wrestler qualifying for the 2024 PJW Youth State Championships. Volunteers from Area VII have been busy planning all aspects of the tournament. We are hopeful that you will have a positive experience. There will be live streaming available for all matches at https://flosports.link/3H8oEYQ. Live updates and brackets can be found at https://arena.flowrestling.org throughout the tournament.


You may also refer to the PJW Youth State Tournament website at https://pajwyouthstates.com for tournament information.

Social media outlets for the tournament include https://www.facebook.com/PAJuniorWrestling/ (Facebook) and @pajrwrestling (Twitter and Instagram).


TOURNAMENT VENUE

The 2024 PJW Youth State Championships will be held at the University of Pittsburgh’s Petersen Event Center. The Arena is located at: 3719 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261.


TOURNAMENTSCHEDULE

Friday, March 22 - Weigh-ins from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (3 Satellite Locations)

Saturday, March 23 - Session I (8U Division - Boys and Girls) starts at 8:00 a.m. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, March 23 - Session II (9 & 10 Division - Boys and Girls) starts at 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 23 - Session III (11 & 12 Division - Boys and Girls) starts at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24 - Session IV (All Divisions) starts at 8:00 a.m. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. Sunday, March 24 - Session V (All Divisions) starts at 2:30 p.m. with Parade of Areas.


WEIGH-INS

We will be using three (3) Satellite locations for weigh-ins. We selected locations for all to avoid traveling into the City of Pittsburgh and fighting the rush hour traffic. Weigh-ins will be from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2024.

Tournament admission tickets and tournament programs will be on sale at each site. Below are the recommended weigh-in locations for each Area, however a wrestler may weigh-in at any location:


DoubleTree Hotel - Cranberry

910 Sheraton Drive, Mars, PA 16046                           Areas – 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 DoubleTree Hotel - Greentree

500 Mansfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15205            Areas – 1, 4, 7 DoubleTree Hotel - Monroeville

101 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146             Areas – 2, 3, 9, 11, 13, 14

  • There will be a Doctor available at each weigh-in location to review skin issues. In the event that you have a pre-existing skin issue, you must provide a completed PJW skin form that must be signed by a certified physician before you can weigh-in.
  • PIAA Certified Officials will conduct weigh-ins and all decisions on actual weight will be final


 

GENERAL ADMISSION COSTS

Ticket prices are per day. Tickets can be purchased in advanced by going to https://www.ticketmaster.com/petersen-events- center-tickets-pittsburgh/venue/180764. Tickets will also be available at weigh-ins and at the Petersen Event Center on each day of the tournament.


Saturday Session I, III and III - $25.00 Sunday Session IV and V - $25.00


PARKING

Ample parking is available at a discounted rate at the following locations:

PG Garage – 3812 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, OC Lot – 3505 Allequippa Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 AND

Soldiers and Sailors Garage – 4390 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

*ADVISORY* - USE THESE LOTS AND NOT THE FACILITY ADDRESS AS YOUR DESTINATION

 

  • HOTELS

Hotels are abundant in the Pittsburgh area. The following hotels are offering a discounted rate for the PJW State Tournament:

DoubleTree Hotel - Cranberry - 800-222-8733 - $119 per night (limited availability) 910 Sheraton Drive, Mars, PA 16046

DoubleTree Hotel - Greentree - 412-922-8400 - $119 per night (limited availability) 500 Mansfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15205

DoubleTree Hotel - Monroeville - 412-373-7300 - $119 per night (limited availability) 101 Mall Plaza Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146


CONCESSIONS

The Arena concession stands will be operating throughout the tournament for spectator convenience. The concession stands in the Petersen Event Center are operated solely by Chartwells & the University of Pittsburgh. PJW and Area VII are in no way affiliated with these concessions. You are not permitted to bring food or drinks into the Arena from the outside. All bags will be inspected upon entrance into the Arena.


FLOOR & STAGING AREAS

  • The Staging Area will be located on the floor level of the Arena
  • Warm-up mats will be available in the Staging Area
  • Only wrestlers and coaches will be permitted in the Staging Area and onto the Arena Floor
  • Parents and family members must remain in the seating area and are not permitted on the Arena Floor
  • Wrestlers and their coaches should not report to the Staging Area until their Age Division and Weight Class are called
  • Only two (2) coaches will be allowed to enter the floor with each wrestler
  • No hats are permitted on the Arena Floor
  • The use of cameras, video recorders, camera phones, etc. is prohibited on the Arena Floor. All photos and recordings must be from the seating area. Violators will be immediately escorted from the Arena Floor. The only exception is at the awards podium.

Wrestlers should be at the venue and ready to report to staging at least one (1) hour before their scheduled round in the event the tournament is running ahead of schedule

  • Wrestlers and coaches must exit the Arena Floor at the conclusion of each match


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Medals will be awarded to the top 8 boys and the top 6 girls in each class
  • Wrestling will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and 8:00 a.m. Sunday mornings
  • Doors will open one (1) hour before wrestling begins each morning
  • Be sure to give yourself enough time to get through security. Bags will be screened at the Arena entrance.
  • No noise makers, laser pointers or weapons are permitted in the Arena
  • PJW and PIAA rules as modified apply and will be enforced
  • Wrestlers, coaches, parents and spectators are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship and conduct on and off the mats.

Violators will be removed from the Arena.

  • Live updates, upcoming bouts and up to the minute brackets can be found at https://arena.flowrestling.org
  • Every match will be live streamed on https://flosports.link/3H8oEYQ


DETAILED SCHEDULE

The first day of wrestling will be split by Age Divisions into 3 Sessions, running 3 Championship and 3 Consolation rounds for each Session. The second day, all Age Divisions will complete with the first Session running the Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and 4 Consolation rounds. Wrestlers, coaches and spectators are permitted to stay in the Arena between Session I, II and III on Saturday and between Session IV and V on Sunday.


 

Friday, March 22, 2024

Satellite Weigh

Recommended Location

Hotel

Address

Areas - 5, 6, 8, 10, 12

DoubleTree Hotel - Cranberry

910 Sheraton Drive,

Mars, PA 16046

Areas - 1, 4, 7

DoubleTree Hotel - Greentree

500 Mansfield Avenue,

Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Areas - 2, 3, 9, 11, 13, 14

DoubleTree Hotel - Monroeville

101 Mall Plaza Blvd.,

Monroeville, PA 15146

Weigh-ins will be from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Admission tickets and tournament programs will be on sale at each site Doctors will be available at each site from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Session I (14 Mats)

Time

Rounds

Divisions

7:00 AM

Doors Open


8 Under Boys & Girls


8:00 AM

Round of 64

Round of 32 & Consy Round 1

Round of 16 & Consy Round 2

Consy Round 3

Session II (14 Mats)

Time

Rounds

Divisions


11:30 AM

Round of 64


9 & 10

Boys & Girls

Round of 32 & Consy Round 1

Round of 16 & Consy Round 2

Consy Round 3

Session III (14 Mats)

Time

Rounds

Divisions


4:00 PM

Round of 64


11 & 12

Boys & Girls

Round of 32 & Consy Round 1

Round of 16 & Consy Round 2

Consy Round 3

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Session IV (14 Mats)

Time

Rounds

Divisions

7:00 AM

Doors Open



ALL


8:00 AM

Quarter Finals & Consy Round 4

Consy Round 5

Semi-Finals & Const Round 6

Consy Round 7

Session V (11 Mats)

Time

Rounds

Divisions

2:00 PM

Wrestlers Report for Parade



ALL

2:30 PM

Parade of Areas

2:45 PM

Parade of Champions

3:10 PM

Wrestler Warm-ups

3:30 PM

Finals


Parking Tips and Recommendations

No more than a 10-minute walk from the parking garage to the Arena.  
Physical address to the Parking Garage. 
Enter the address of the parking garage into your GPS rather than the Arena.

Ample parking is available at a discounted rate at the following locations: 
* PG Garage – 3812 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
* OC Lot – 3505 Allequippa Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 
* Soldiers and Sailors Garage – 4390 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

*ADVISORY*
USE THESE LOTS AND NOT THE FACILITY ADDRESS AS YOUR DESTINATION

PJW Youth State Championships 
Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh - March 23-24, 2024 
Harrisburg March 21-22, 2025