Shakopee’s Lloyd wins USA Wrestling national championship

FARGO — Patience paid off for Shakopee, Minnesota’s Alexander Lloyd at the USA Wrestling ASICS/Vaughan Junior & Cadet National Championships Monday at the Fargodome. Lloyd defeated Brock Hardy from Brigham City, Utah, 5-4 to win the 132-pound cadet Greco-Roman national championship.

“I stayed patient and controlled my ties,” said the 16-year-old Lloyd, who finished sixth in 2014. “Usually I’m not as patient as I was this week but it just came out that way. I knew that if I stayed patient and controlled on my ties I could be on top of the podium instead of like last year where I ended up losing.” Continue reading at