Rose shines brightest at 2012 InterMat JJ Classic

ROCHESTER, Minn. — In a tournament filled with national champions, All-Americans, and state champions, it was Nathan Rose who shined brightest at the third annual InterMat JJ Classic held on Sunday at the UCR Regional Sports Center in Rochester, Minn.

The Sibley East (Minn.) junior won the title in the 195-pound weight class, and had a path that included a semifinal victory over University of Michigan commit Payne Hayden (St. Johns, Mich.) and a finals victory over Lance Benick (Totino-Grace, Minn.), a USA Wrestling Cadet National Triple Crown winner and the nation’s No. 8 sophomore. Continue reading at