WrestleMania Reading Challenge 2012

Twenty finalists competed in Miami for ringside tickets at WrestleMania XXVIII. All finalists win $2,000 for their library, airfare, ground transportation from airport to hotel, and three nights' hotel for the finalist and a chaperone to Miami, tickets to WrestleMania XXVIII, and $300 spending money. The library will also receive a set of Penguin Young Readers books, donated by Penguin.

Each finalist from grades 5-6 will be provided a copy of Underdogs by Mike Lupica. Each finalist from grades 7-8 will be provided a copy of After Tupac and D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson, and each finalist  from grades 9-12 will be provided a copy of Rikers High by Paul Volponi to read in preparation for the final competition on March 31, 2012.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2011-2012 Challenge!

2012 Winners

Chase Leclair, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada, sponsored by Jessica Bates

Nicole Jones, Mentone, AL, sponsored by Sarah Cruce

Jesus Reyes, Denver, CO, sponsored by Kristin Roper

Visit WWE's web site to see photos from the 2012 competition.

2012 Finalists

Grades 5-6

Isaac Rodriguez, Perris CA, sponsored by Julie Brower

Maeve Murphy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, sponsored by Donna Maggio

Stephanie Rodriguez, Homestead, FL, sponsored by Rita Fassbender

Dustin Kramer, Allentown, PA, sponsored by Barbara Jaindl

Ayla Deuel, Oak Grove, MN, sponsored by Linda Schonnirg

Chase Leclair, Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada, sponsored by Jessica Bates

Caitlyn Gass, Lr. Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada, sponsored by Erin Purcell

Grades 7-8

Andrew Gray, Port Hueneme, CA, sponsored by Renata Hundley

Nicole Jones, Mentone, AL, sponsored by Sarah Cruce

Vachariya Dotson, North Miami, FL, sponsored by Stella Williams

Cierra Grubb, West Mifflin, PA, sponsored by James Klipa

Josh Hoffer, Fessenden, ND, sponsored by Sandra Olschlager

Bianca Tavares, London, Ontario, Canada, sponsored by Deb Fiveash-Bradley

Harneek Kapoor, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, sponsored by Jessica Bates

Grades 9-12

Jesus Reyes, Denver, CO, sponsored by Kristin Roper

Cody Allen, Parrick Olmulgee, OK, sponsored by Jeana Robinson

Jose Turner, Hialea, FL, sponsored by Gloria Flores

Alex Herrera, Long Island City, NY, sponsored by Jose Aremano

Kenyan Gustafson, Sleepy Hollow, IL, sponsored by Danielle Pacini

Gurbir Johal, Burnaby, B.C., Canada, sponsored by Rhona Giles