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Jr. wrestling in Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN — The Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling committee has voted to hold their Junior High State Championships in Johnstown in March 2022 and 2023.

The event will be held at the 1st Summit Arena at the Cambria County War Memorial.

The bid was presented by Nicole Waligora, Sports Travel Program Coordinator.

Johnstown has been hosting the event since 2015 and will again host in 2021, 2022, and 2023. The event attracts over 750 of the best male and female wrestlers.

This two-day event generates well over $1 million in economic impact for the local community, with the majority of wrestlers and spectators staying in local lodging facilities.

Elsewhere:

n Merritt Norvell Jr., the first Black athletic director at Michigan State, has died. He was 79. A spokesman at the University of Nevada confirmed Wednesday that football coach Jay Norvell, who is Merritt Norvell’s son, took some time away from the team because of his father’s death. He left Reno on Monday to go to Michigan and was expected back either Wednesday night or this morning. Norvell was appointed to Michigan State’s AD spot in 1995 and served until 1999. Michigan State reached the Final Four in volleyball, hockey and men’s basketball during Norvell’s tenure. He graduated from Wisconsin in 1963 after playing on the team that reached that year’s Rose Bowl.

From Mirror, wire reports

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