The youth wrestling season officially kicks off tomorrow night! Grades PreK and K start at 5:45 PM in the junior high wrestling room in Mazeppa. Grades 1st through 3rd at 5:45 PM in the high school wrestling room, followed by grades 4th through 6th at 6:45 PM. Arrive a few minutes early because we start on time. A reminder that their fingernails should be trimmed and to carry in the shoes they will wear during practice. Please wear shorts and t-shirts without buttons or zippers. Parents should also wear clean shoes in the wrestling rooms. We welcome parent help during practices. Not registered yet or want more information? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reminder if your child earns Wrestler of the Week to please return the belt the following week so we can recognize the next winner. Congrats to Gavin Johnson for earning a PAW (Practice kindness, Act with respect, Working to do your best) award at the primary school! Gavin is a kindergartner and son of Joel and Shannon Johnson.
Upcoming Events (December 2nd-8th)
Monday- Youth practice. PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45
Tuesday- High School at Cannon Falls
Wednesday- Booster Club meeting at Mazeppa Liquor Store at 6:30 PM
Thursday- Youth open mat practice at 6:00 PM
Saturday- V/JV at GSL. JH at WK.
A great list of youth tournaments can be found at: https://theguillotine.com/open-tournament-calendar/
On Monday, November 18th and Monday, November 25th from 6- 7:00 PM, ZM Youth Wrestling will be hosting free Physical Fitness Nights open to any Pre-K thru 6th grade student. The action will take place in the Mazeppa school wrestling room. Fun activities are planned to help with strength, speed, agility, and endurance. Wear a t-shirt, gym shorts, and clean tennis or wrestling shoes. There is no cost and no experience necessary. Join your friends and come make new ones!
Cody Heitman will be running a technique session for our youth on Thursday, November 21st at 6 PM in the wrestling room. A year or two of experience is recommended for the technique session. Cody is a former Cougar and SMSU Mustang wrestler.
To learn more about our youth program, visit https://zmwrestling.com/youth/
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Monday: Youth Physical Fitness 6 PM. High School practice begins.
Thursday: Cody Heitman technique session for youth. 6PM
Saturday: ZM Wrestling clothing store closes
The 2019-2020 season begins next week and the ZM Wrestling Online Store is now open! The store closes November 23rd and clothing will be available for pick up the week of Dec 16th. Please email Jen with any questions: email@example.com.
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– Store Open From: November 15 – November 23, 2019
Thanks for your support of ZM Wrestling…Go Cougs!
The on-line store to order youth singlets, warm-up jackets/pants, fight shorts, or competition shirt will close Friday night, November 8. The warm-up jackets, pants, and shorts are great for adults too. If you order the warm-up jacket AND and a pair of pants, you can get $15 off the pair. To do so, use code “ZM SET”. Note ONLY use this code if you buy the jacket and pant pair. As a group we need to order a minimum of 12 of each item. Contact Chris Lexvold if you want to try on a singlet before ordering.
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The on-line store for youth sweatshirts and t-shirts will close Friday night. Registered wrestlers receive a free t-shirt, but if you’d like to order more for the family feel free to do so. Ladies sweatshirts are also available.
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The youth wrestling season (PreK-6th grade) will be starting soon and we’d like you to join us! We hope to relay this information to as many ZM parents and youth as we can. Please help us out by sharing!
New to wrestling or looking to try it again? We are offering a free clinic on Monday, November 4th at 6:00 PM in the Mazeppa school wrestling room. This practice provides the opportunity to learn more about the sport without any commitment. See this flyer for more details.
Registration is Monday, November 4th at 7:00 PM in Mazeppa school large gym. We’ll cover practice schedule, important dates, opportunity to try on singlets, and other essential information. You can get a head start and download the registration form and bring it with you on the 4th.
Don’t forget to bring your unwanted wrestling gear to registration. Be sure to mark it with your name and asking price.
Questions? E-mail Chris Lexvold- firstname.lastname@example.org
-Monday, Nov. 4: Free youth wrestling clinic at 6 PM in Mazeppa. Youth registration at 7 PM.
-Wednesday, Nov 6: Booster Club Meeting. 6:30 Zumbrota VFW
Six former Cougar wrestlers will be competing collegiately this 2019-2020 season.
Luke Dahlen, Jarret Haglund, Caden Steffen, and Hayden Voxland are all in their second year of college competition. Sam Nordquist and Tyler Soltau are starting their rookie seasons. Best of luck to all these young men this year! You guys continue to make the ZM community proud!
Luke Dahlen & Jarret Haglund: Augustana University – Sioux Falls, SD
Tyler Soltau & Hayden Voxland: Southwest Minnesota State University – Marshall, MN
Sam Nordquist: Minnesota State University – Mankato, MN
Caden Steffen: University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN
And speaking of alumni…be sure to mark your calendars for ZM Wrestling Alumni Night which will be held on Friday, December 20 at our home dual in Mazeppa vs Lake City! More details to come soon, but please start spreading the word to your former teammates. We look forward to seeing lots of former Cougars that night!
Can you hear that, brother? It’s the sound of all the little Cougar-maniacs getting ready for the 5002 Club. Take your vitamins, say your prayers, do the 5002 Club, and you will never go wrong. Start building your own 24-inch pythons!
Whatcha gonna do, when Cougar-mania runs wild on you!
Download the 2019 5002 Club details and calendar here.
Reminder to please RSVP to youth pool party by Thursday, July 18th. Check your e-mail for RSVP link. Pool party is Thursday, July 25 at 7:15 pm.