InterMat JJ Classic Info

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

Event Date & Location: The 2017 InterMat JJ Classic will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at the UCR Regional Sports Center in Rochester, Minnesota. Wrestling begins at 10 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

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

Weigh-Ins Date, Time, and Location: Weigh-in locations will be held in Rochester (Minnesota), Minneapolis (Minnesota) and Hartland (Wisconsin) on Friday, Oct. 20. Wrestlers have the option of weighing in at any location. There is a three-pound allowance. All three weigh-ins take place at the same time.

Below is a look at the three weigh-in locations for the JJ Classic.

Rochester, Minnesota
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
UCR Regional Sports Center
851 30th Ave. Southeast
Rochester, MN 55904

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kennedy Center (Augsburg College)
731 23rd Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Hartland, Wisconsin
Time: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Askren Wrestling Academy Lake Country
596 North Shore Dr.
Hartland WI 53029

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: Coming soon!

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

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

Live video stream: The event will be streamed on Trackcast.

Participant List: The participant list will be made public on Oct. 1.

Hotels: The Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field will once again serve as the host hotel. The event rate is $89. The phone number for the hotel is 507-288-2677.