PJ Maierhofer: Blue Sapphire, Crown Jewel
The USA and World Twirling Championships held at Notre Dame last week confirmed what Beaver Stadium ticket holders have known for years: Nobody twirls a baton better than PJ Maierhofer. The Penn State senior (and star of football halftime shows as the Blue Sapphire, the Blue Band’s featured twirler), has earned the title of College Miss Majorette of America. Maierhofer claimed the overall crown after winning the “strut” competition, tying for first in the “model” category, and finishing tied for third in the “solo” competition.
Penn Stater magazine readers shouldn’t be surprised, though: Given the daily three-hour practice sessions PJ told us about when we featured her back in our Jan/Feb 2006 issue (you can click on the image above to enlarge), her success seems a fitting reward for lots and lots of hard work.
Ryan Jones, senior editor