Top 100 recruit Van Maanen returning to InterMat JJ Classic, will compete at 138

Jaden Van Maanen was dominant en route to winning a JJ Classic title in 2015 (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine)

Top 100 recruit Jaden Van Maanen (La Crosse Central, Wis.) is returning to the InterMat JJ Classic. He will compete at 138 pounds. Last year Van Mannen captured a JJ Classic title at 132 pounds, outscoring his opposition 29-1.

Van Maanen compiled a 46-1 record this past season as a junior en route to winning a state championship at 132 pounds. It was his third state medal after finishing runner-up as a sophomore and third as a freshman. He has a career record of 142-4.

He is a two-time Bi-State champion. This summer Van Maanen placed fourth in the UWW Cadet National freestyle competition at 63 kilograms.

Van Maanen is ranked as the No. 93 senior wrestler in the country by InterMat.

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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