Registration opens for 2019 InterMat Classic

The InterMat Classic will take place at Edina High School in Edina, Minn., on Oct. 19

Registration is now open for the 2019 InterMat Classic high school wrestling tournament.

Links: Register | InterMat Classic Website

The 10th edition of this premier preseason event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Edina High School, 6754 Valley View Road, in Edina, Minn.

The InterMat Classic is open to wrestlers in grades 7-12. It offers competition in 15 weight classes -- the 14 standard NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) weight classes, plus an additional 100-pound weight class.

Mark Hall, now a three-time NCAA finalist, was a five-time InterMat Classic champ (Photo/Tony Rotundo,

A history of great competition

The InterMat Classic has provided junior and senior high wrestlers with an unbeatable opportunity to test themselves against the best wrestlers from the Midwest ... and beyond, with past champions from all over the United States.

Only one wrestler can claim five InterMat Classic titles: Mark Hall, 2017 NCAA champ for Penn State, tallied five straight InterMat Classic crowns as a wrestler at Minnesota's Apple Valley High School from 2011 through 2015.

In 2017, Alex Lloyd (Shakopee, Minn.) became a four-time InterMat Classic champion.

Other notable wrestlers who have participated in the InterMat Classic in the past include:

  • Gable Steveson, Junior/Cadet world champ in freestyle, NCAA All-American
  • Seth Gross, NCAA Division I champion
  • Michael Kroells, NCAA Division I All-American
  • Tommy Thorn, NCAA Division I All-American
  • Mitchell McKee, NCAA Division I All-American
  • Sam Stoll, NCAA Division I All-American
  • Taylor Venz, NCAA Division I All-American
  • Luke Zilverberg, NCAA Division I All-American
  • Jacob Holschlag, NCAA Division I All-American
  • Jake Waste, NCAA Division II champion
  • Lucas Jeske, NCAA Division III champion
  • Mason Manville, U.S. World Team member in Greco-Roman

    Great wrestling ... for a great cause

    As in the past, proceeds from the InterMat Classic will go to the Justin Kukowski Foundation, a foundation whose mission is to fund research, development, to provide complementary alternative therapies and psychological support for cancer patients. In addition, it provides scholarships to cancer patients in need. The foundation is named in honor of Justin "JJ" Kukowski, an avid sports fan who passed away from cancer in 2007.

    Register early and save

    Registration for the 2019 InterMat Classic opened on Thursday, Aug. 1 ... and extends right up until weigh-ins.

    However, there is a money-saving, early-bird registration special. The cost is $40 if you register during the month of August, $45 in September and $50 if you register in October.

    For more information and to register, visit the InterMat Classic Website
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