InterMat JJ Classic Information

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

Event Date & Location: The 2014 InterMat JJ Classic will take place on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at the UCR Regional Sports Center in Rochester, Minnesota. Wrestling begins at 9 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.

Entry Fee: The entry fee is $50.

Weigh-Ins Date, Time, and Location: The weigh-ins will take place on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field in Rochester, Minnesota.

Weight Classes: The weight classes for the boys division 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: The 15 champions will receive headphones for Flips Wrestling. The runner-up finishes will get Jordan Burroughs socks. All placewinners will receive an InterMat T-shirt.

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 Center, a cancer support center located in the Twin Cities.

Officials: Certified officials will be used. Rod Frost will serve as the head official for the fifth consecutive year. Any questions relating to rules and equipment can be sent to Rod at rod.frost@charter.net.

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 TrackWrestling.com.

Participant List: The participant list will be made public on October 20.

Hotel: The Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field in Rochester, Minnesota will serve as the host hotel for the 2014 InterMat JJ Classic. Weigh-ins on Saturday will take place at this hotel. The rate is $82 per night.

Social: There will be a social open to parents, coaches and volunteers on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field in Rochester, Minnesota. Beverages and snacks will be provided.