7-12 Wrestling Meeting – Monday 11-4-13, at 6:00


My goal is to get as many parents and wrestlers signed up on the zm web page as possible! Please encourage any wrestler or parent to attend, especially those who may not be receiving these messages!

Other topics to be covered:
1. rules and expectations
2. Varsity, JV, JH schedules
3. 9th grade league explanation
4. introduction to coaches in new position
5. Blue card/parent sheets
6. preseason nationals
7. Update on the new wrestling room


Free ZM Elementary night a huge success!!

We had 26 pre-k through 5th grade wrestlers show up to give wrestling a try last night! Our new wrestling room served perfectly to host this event! The parents were able to stand/sit behind the wall while coaches and wrestlers wrestled on the mats! It was a great night for ZM wrestling!

Thank you to the following for their help last evening:
Josie Bannitt
Justin Lowrie
Chris Lexvold
Tony Stensland
Mark Krier
Chase Steffen
Hunter Prodzinski
Cody Heitman
Seth Beyer


REMINDER – Free Elementary wrestling tonight! 6:30-7:30

zm YouthWrestlingFlier – final draftPlease encourage any elementary aged kid to give wrestling a try! This night is designated to those kids who never wrestled or quit wrestling and want to try it again. Our goal is to present a comfortable and nonintimidating environment to these first timers!


Congratulations to Macallister Bengtson!!!!


Macallister showed his rabbit at the National Rabbit show in Pennsylvania this past week. He won the whole thing! (that is like the equivalent of winning Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show or Outstanding Wrestler at the NCAA’s).

Macallister was Best in Show at the 90th American Rabbit Breeders Association National Convention out of 5,200 rabbits! He was the first one in history to win with a Steel Dutch rabbit!

ZM wrestling

Preseason nationals Info! Table workers and clinics..

Preseason Nationals tournament information! We have 8 signed up already!!!
All info is at adress below
-If you are interested in attending or need a ride contact Tony Stensland at: tonystensland@charter.net
Hurry as space is limited! If you have already signed up you are good to go!

Below is from Brian Keck about table workers (tournament director for Preseason Nationals)
WE NEED TABLE WORKERS. We pay you $40 if you work the entire day. You will also receive free admission into the tournament, a free T-shirt and access to the hospitality room all day. (Pizza, Subs, hot dogs and drinks)If you are interested, please email me which day you would like to work, your full name, email address and phone number. Please indicate that you would like to work a table.
Contact brian at: Brian@preseasonnationals.com

Below are two clinics being offered at Preseason Nationals. Great opportunities and cheap from Ken Chertow!!
Dear Wrestlers, Coaches and Parents,
U.S.A. Olympian Ken Chertow will be conducting two unique clinics in conjunction with the USAW Cliff Keen Preseason Nationals at the UNI Dome. This is a great way to make your trip to our event even more beneficial. Ken Chertow is a 3x NCAA All-American and 3x Academic All-American for Penn State and his Gold Medal Training Camp System is recognized as one of the finest in the nation.
We realize that youth and middle school will be competing Sunday so techniques covered will be low impact and the clinics will be designed to improve your performance while not wearing you out. Teens will be done competing so this is a tremendous opportunity to add important techniques and skills to your repertoire.
ALL ages are welcome at both clinics. Fee is just $20 or $30 for both. Parents and coaches are welcome FREE at our Chertow Gold Medal Clinics and you are welcome to videotape. All participants will receive a free poster and Coach Chertow will be available after the clinic to sign posters and visit Saturday night and Sunday morning following the clinics.
8:00 – 9:00pm
This clinic with Coach Chertow will begin after the youth weigh-ins conclude and the teenagers’ competition is winding down or over. Focus will be on skill development for both teens and youth, as well as preparing youth for Sunday’s tourney. We will not wear you down prior to competing. On the contrary, we will help youth prepare for Sunday’s big event, while helping teens add important techniques that will help them throughout this season and career. Focus will be on mat wrestling and counter attack takedowns and turns. We will go easy on your legs. Topics covered will include: tilt series, scoring from bottom, Ninja roll, Snake and Twister Series.
7:30 – 8:30am
Whether you are a teen looking to diversify your arsenal or a youth looking to be well prepared to excel Sunday, this clinic is for you! The focus will be on High Percentage Takedowns. Multiple series and combinations will be covered including: Slide By, Pull By, Throw By, Arm Drag, Duck Unders, Chain Wrestling, and Misdirection Attacks.
Your first match of the day is often the toughest one to get warmed up for, so this eliminates this challenge for youth, while providing teens with a great technique clinic.
Enrollment is limited. To reserve your spot in one or ideally both clinics, e-mail kc@kenchertow.com with your name, weight, and postal address. You can pay on site at weigh-ins. We will give a FREE Chertow Instructional DVD to the first 10 wrestlers pre-registered. We will also put everyone’s name in a prize drawing for FREE DVDs, BOOKS, Advocare Products, and more prizes including a $100 discount on our Weekend Warrior Camp in Wisconsin November 15-17

7-12 wrestling practices this week and next!

Dakota Stensland will be running 4 practices this week and next!

Time: 6:30-8:00
Where: Mazeppa wrestling room
Days: Tuesday 22nd, Thursday 24th, Tuesday 29th, Thursday 31st(time to be determined for 31st)
Practice: This practice will incorperate conditioning and technique…be prepared to work!
who: 7-12 wrestlers. If you are currently in another sport please respect that sport/activity before participating with us
Cost: free

Tony Stensland will be the adult onsite.


REMINDER: ZM Elementary free wrestling

zm YouthWrestlingFlier – final draft

Please encourage any elementary aged kid to give wrestling a try! This night is designated to those kids who never wrestled or quit wrestling and want to try it again. Our goal is to present a comfortable and nonintimidating environment to these first timers!


Inner Drive wrestling tonight Grades 7-12

Inner Drive wrestling is ran by Ricky Ties at RCTC college wrestling room. It is open to All SE MN wrestlers.

Who: 7-12 ZM wrestlers
When: Monday and Wednesdays starting tonight for 5 weeks.
time: 6:30-7:30ish….never later than 7:45.
Cost: $40-make checks payable to Inner Drive wrestling.
FREE to those who attended the spring or summer sessions.

Lets make a push to get as many kids to this as possible! It’s cheap, close, and great training!

For a ride call:
Erik Bengtson 1-507-321-1357
Chris Sotau 1-651-764-3083

We will be looking for drivers for weeks 2-5. Please let me know if you can drive.