InterMat JJ Classic Preview

The seventh annual InterMat JJ Classic is set for Saturday at the UCR Regional Sports Center in Rochester, Minnesota. Wrestlers from 10 different states are represented in this year’s field.

Four returning JJ Classic champions, Israel Navarro (Willmar, Minn.), Jaden Van Maanen (La Crosse Central, Wis.), Alex Lloyd (Shakopee, Minn.) and Tyler Buesgens (Scott West, Minn.), will be looking to repeat in 2016.

Lloyd, the nation’s 30th-ranked junior, will be after his third straight JJ Classic as he looks to join the three-time champions club that includes Justin Portillo (Clarion-Goldfield, Iowa) and Bobby Steveson (Apple Valley, Minn.). Continue reading at