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Junior National folkstyle champ Lloyd registers for InterMat JJ Classic at 145

Alex Lloyd was a double All-American in Fargo (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)

Alex Lloyd (Shakopee, Minn.), a state champion and Junior All-American in all three styles, has registered for the InterMat JJ Classic at 145 pounds. Lloyd will be in search of his third straight JJ Classic title.

Last year Lloyd defeated Kanen Storr of Michigan in the JJ Classic finals to take the title at 138 pounds. His previous JJ Classic title came at 126 pounds.

This past season Lloyd compiled a 42-1 record en route to winning a state championship at 145 pounds as a sophomore. In the spring he claimed a Junior National folkstyle title at 145 pounds. In Fargo, Lloyd earned double All-American honors, placing sixth in Greco-Roman and seventh in freestyle.

Lloyd is ranked No. 30 among all high school junior wrestlers in the United States.

To learn more about Alex Lloyd, read Steve Elwood's stories: From Russian orphan to American wrestling star and Three days in Fargo with Alex Lloyd.

The 2016 InterMat JJ Classic takes place on Saturday, Oct. 22, in Rochester, Minnesota. For more information on the InterMat JJ Classic and to register, visit the event website.

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