InterMat JJ Classic Info

What: The InterMat JJ Classic is a premier preseason high school wrestling tournament.

Event Date & Location: The 2016 InterMat JJ Classic will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at the UCR Regional Sports Center in Rochester, Minnesota. Wrestling begins at 9 a.m. CT.

Who is Eligible: Wrestlers in grades 7 through 12 are eligible to compete.

Style: Folkstyle (scholastic style) rules will be used. Championship bracket matches will be 2-2-2 in length, while consolation matches will be 2-1-1 in length.

Registration Registration has opened. To register, visit https://intermatwrestle.com/jjclassic/register.

Entry Fee: The entry fee is $40 if registered in September (before Oct. 1). The entry fee increases to $50 on Oct. 1.

Weigh-Ins Date, Time, and Location: Weigh-in locations will be held in Rochester and Minneapolis on Friday, Oct. 21. Wrestlers have the option of weighing in at either location. There is a three-pound allowance.

The Rochester weigh-in will be held at the UCR Regional Sports Center from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Address:
UCR Regional Sports Center
851 30th Ave. Southeast
Rochester, MN 55904

The Minneapolis weigh-in will take place in the Augsburg College wrestling room at the Kennedy Center from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Address:
Kennedy Center
731 23rd Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Weight Classes: The weight classes are as follows: 100, 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, and 285. Wrestlers are given a three-pound allowance (100 is 103, 106 is 109, 113 is 116, etc.).

Awards: TBD

Admission: Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for students (18 and under), and free for children under 6.

Coaches: A coaches/floor wristband may be purchased at the door for $15. No other coaching credential is required.

Cause: The InterMat JJ Classic was created in honor of Justin "JJ" Kukowski, an avid athlete and sports fan who passed away from brain cancer in 2007. The proceeds from the event will go to the Justin Kukowski Foundation.

Officials: Certified officials will be used. Rod Frost will serve as the head official for the seventh consecutive year. Any questions relating to rules and equipment can be sent to Rod at rod.frost@charter.net.

Seeding: Wrestlers will be seeded by the InterMat JJ Classic seeding committee based on state, regional, and national accomplishments, as well as past InterMat JJ Classic placement. When registering, please include accomplishments for seeding purposes.

Brackets/Results: The brackets will be published on Trackwrestling.com.

Live video stream: TBD

Participant List: TBD

Hotels: The Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field will once again serve as the host hotel. The event rate is $89. You can also book online here. Click on "Group Booking Code" and enter JJ16 for group code.