5002 recognition night coming Friday Dec 6th!

2013 summer 5002 calendar

I’ve attached a ‘5002 calendar’ for those who want to try 5002 for next season.

5002 night Itinerary:
-please have your 5002 wrestler wear a ZM wrestling t-shirt
-have them there by 6:00pm
-6:30-6:45 we will meet by the south wall (by concessions) I will explain what we are to do
-6:45ish I will walk the 2013 5002 club members onto mat, introduce what 5002 is, then introduce them!
-I will also present the boys with their new ‘5002 shirts’ in which they will put on at this time

This is one of my favorite nights of the year! Please pump your little up for it…they’ve earned it!

If you are looking for the word find (last page) please contact me at 507-358-1344. I only have hard copies left.


New floor in wrestling room completed!

finished floor
finished floor
Thank you to Michael Majerus, Joey Majerus, and Brian Majerus for their work in finishing the wrestling room cement floor….it looks fantastic and these guys donated most of last weekend to finish it!

Thanks to Rob Haglund and Chris Soltau for helping Brian sand the floors Friday evening…it was a messy job!

Another thanks to:
Brian M, Joey M, Miachel M, Liz M, Rob Haglund, Jarrett H, Jack H, Dan Bennett, Jen Steffen, Chase S, Caden S, for coming in last night and helping clean up the wrestling room!

Thanks to all the others who have helped along the way; our room is really starting to look like home because of your work!

Please come check out the wrestling room tonight during family night!

Signup for Youth Scrimmages

Our youth wrestlers have the opportunity to scrimmage during two home Varsity/JV meets in Mazeppa this December.  Preliminary details are below.  Please e-mail youthcoordinator@zmwrestling.com if your wrestler(s) would like to participate.  If your wrestler did not get weighed on registration night, please include their weight in the e-mail so we can pair them with other wrestlers accordingly.  We’ll need parent volunteers for referees and table workers.  Please let us know if you can help!

Friday, December 6th vs. Cannon Falls
Friday, December 13th vs. KW & PI

Wrestlers should arrive at 5:15.  Start scrimmages at 5:30.  We should be done no later than 7.  Scrimmages will be held in the new wrestling room.

The first scrimmage is also 5002 club night.  We’ll make sure to be done by the time those wrestlers get introduced to the crowd.

7th-12th Grade Open Practice / Family Night

*Come join us Monday, November 25*

5-5:30 – Take pictures of/with our kids while still in uniform from sports pix.  Family  pix/poster pix/Senior-Junior groups, etc.

5:30-6 – Boys set up gym for practice while parents/family EAT!  Soup and salad will be served.

*After you eat, you will be shown our new website and be able to sign up for email/facebook/text/twitter updates.

6-7:30/8 – Boys practice in gym – you are invited to watch practice and tour the new wrestling room.  Wrestling dads will be available to answer questions about the new room. We will also be looking for volunteers to sign up for various things we need help with throughout the season.

Parents can stay whole time or leave when you want.  Coach Steffen will have time at the end of practice to talk and/or answer questions. Boys will have a chance to eat after practice.

*** Some clothing samples will be available to try on as well. Order forms can be turned in that night.

Shhhhh…..ZM wrestlers text Link the following….

JH/HS Wrestling PARENTS: Please do not relay this message to your wrestler. This message is to be found by your wrestler on his own time and effort.  

7th-12th grade WRESTLERS: Please text me by Thursday, Nov 14th, by 8:00 p.m. the following sentence ‘I am a champion….your name’

WRESTLERS: My phone number is: 507-358-1344. If you do not have a phone borrow a parents or relatives. If you borrow another wrestlers phone DO NOT TELL HIM WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND ERASE YOUR MESSAGE WHEN YOU ARE DONE.

WRESTLERS: This is confidential, do not tell any other wrestler that they are suppose to text me. If you do, you are hurting your team by cheating. Your teammates should have received the same info you did and should be texting me just as you are. I am very proud of every wrestler but I’m especially proud of you right now for reading this and following instruction and communication! Be proud of yourself, you have started the year off in a great way and have learned a skill that will help you the rest of your life!

FYI, we are working on communication, following through with instructions, and integrity with this group. These kids have many qualities but there are a few areas they need to work on as individuals and as a team. When we break through these barriers, their strengths of togetherness, hard work, dedication, technique, strength, and belief, will certainly blend together for a successful season! I am 100% confident they will get their with all of our help!

WRESTLERS: Last thing, if you were told by a parent, another teammate, a fan, or a random person to text me the message, use INTEGRITY! It’s your job to tell me the truth to my face…not by text or phone.


***Reminder to add your email/phone number to the distrubution list found under the “high school” tab to receive updates from coaches unpublished on the website/facebook/twitter accounts. ***

Youth Registration Tomorrow Night

Registration for Pre-K through 6th grade wrestlers is Monday, November 11th at 6:30 PM in the Mazeppa gym.  The registration form is available here.

At the meeting, we’ll walk through:

  • Coaching and program philosophy
  • Practice, open mat, scrimmage, and tournament schedules
  • Opportunity to order singlets and warm ups (not a must)
  • New web site
  • Kwik Trip family accounts (earn money to cover wrestling expenses!)

And we’ll serve cookies and juice so parents, wrestlers, and coaches can get to know each
other.  See you tomorrow!