ELKINS - Elkins Middle School student George Triplett recently won first place in the boys' 12-13-year-old division in the regional Punt, Pass & Kick competition at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
Triplett earned the right to compete on the Steelers' home turf by winning two different events - the local Elkins PP&K event in September, along with the sectional competition in Uniontown, Pa., in October.
The top four sectional winners advanced to the Pittsburgh competition.
George Triplett holds his first place Team Championship trophy outside of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice facility.
A total of 40 athletes competed in the event - four in each age division - from throughout the Steelers' region.
Winners from each age division at the Steelers' regional competition will be ranked against winners from the other 31 team competitions from around the National Football League. The top four finishers in each age group will advance to compete in the National Punt, Pass & Kick championship, which will be held during the an AFC playoff game in January.