Important Upcoming Tournament Information

Goodhue Jaycees Tournament

The ZM Wrestling program will be by paying for any ZM youth wrestler’s entry fee to the Jaycees tournament in Goodhue on Saturday, March 8th.  This is our way of saying thank you to our youth families for their fundraising and volunteer efforts this past year.  There will be a sign-in sheet for ZM wrestlers only at the registration table in Goodhue the day of the tournament.  We will use this sheet to know how many of our kids are present that day so we can pay them with one check.  Please bring your own registration form to the tournament or fill one out on site.  Make sure you tell the registration workers you are from ZM and write your wrestler’s name on the sheet so we get an accurate count.  We encourage each wrestler in the program to take advantage of this great opportunity!

NYWA

NYWA is a wrestling association that holds a series of individual and team wrestling tournaments for kids in 8th grade and under.  All wrestlers who participate in an NYWA tournament must buy an NYWA membership.  The NYWA District tournaments are held annually the first two weekends following the Minnesota State High School Wrestling tournament.  Wrestlers who place 1st or 2nd at Districts will advance to the Regional tournament.  At Regions, a wrestler must place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in the weight class to advance to the NYWA State tournament.  NYWA groups wrestlers by these ages and weight classes.

MN/USA Folkstyle State Tournament

MN/USA Wrestling is the state affiliate organization for USA Wrestling.  All wrestlers who participate in a USA tournament must buy a USA Wrestling membership.  The MN/USA Folkstyle State Tournament is March 7-9th.  MN/USA uses these ages and weight classes.  Novice division and younger (born 2002 or later) must have already qualified in one of the MN/USA open tournaments.  Schoolboy and Cadets do not need to qualify.  However, everyone must pre-register on-line by March 2.

If you have any questions regarding these tournaments, please ask one of the coaches at the next practice.

Youth Pictures Tomorrow

Congratulations to Joey Majerus, Cody Heitman, and Hunter Prodzinski for advancing to the Individual State Tournament!  Also placing for the Cougars were: Hayden Stensland (4th), Freedom Hunt (6th), Devin Manzy (6th), Dillon Downes (4th), Noah Prodzinski (4th), Seth Tupper (3rd), and Shane Bode (6th).

The first NYWA qualifiers are next Friday.  There is a Jaycees qualifier in Goodhue next Saturday.  Let’s finish the season strong!

Youth activities for this week are below.

  • Monday: Youth practice.  PreK thru 3rd from 5:30 to 6:30.  4th thru 6th from 6:30 to 7:30.  We will be taking individual and group pictures.  Please wear your sapphire t-shirts for the group photo and a singlet is suggested for an individual photo.  You will be able to order pictures through Shutterfly.
  • Thursday: Open mat 6:00-7:30 in Mazeppa.  State Team Tournament at Xcel Energy Center.  State Tournament details here.
  • Friday-Saturday: State Individual Wrestling Tournament at Xcel Energy Center.
  • Sunday, March 2: Youth Open in Waseca.

Josie still has some wrestling t-shirts and hats available for purchase.  E-mail her at youthcoordinator@zmwrestling.com

No Bus Tomorrow

Due to the blizzard warning, the varsity wrestlers ventured to Rochester this afternoon for an overnight stay to ensure they can make it to the Civic Center tomorrow morning. Therefore, there will be no bus to the tournament tomorrow…other wrestlers will have to find their own rides to come cheer on their teammates. Drive carefully, use caution, stay safe!

GO COUGARS!

Congratulations ZM Wrestling Team and Joey Majerus

The ZM wrestling team has been awarded a silver plaque from the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association (MWCA) for having a team GPA between 3.00 and 3.49.  That is quite an accomplishment!

Also, Joey Majerus has been selected to the MWCA Academic All-State wrestling team.  Congratulations to Joey and ZM wrestling!

Go cheer on the Cougars Friday and Saturday at Mayo Civic Center.  See schedule for details.

Youth Schedule: Pictures Monday

We met our goal for the takedown fundraiser!  The roller skating party will be Sunday, March 16th at 1:00 PM at the Belle Creek Roller Rink.  Thank you to all our ZM wrestling supporters.

If you’d like to purchase a ZM wrestling stocking hat for $14, please e-mail youthcoordinator@zmwrestling.com.  We also have some left over ZM Wrestling Community Calendars.  If you’d like to purchase a calendar for $10, e-mail calendars@zmwrestling.com.

Youth activities for this week are below.

  • Monday: Youth practice.  PreK thru 3rd from 5:30 to 6:30.  4th thru 6th from 6:30 to 7:30.  We will be taking individual and group pictures.  Please wear your sapphire t-shirts for the group photo and a singlet is suggested for an individual photo.  You will be able to order pictures through Shutterfly.
  • Thursday: Open mat 6:00-7:30 in Mazeppa.  Some kids will be traveling to Goodhue for a team scrimmage at 6:00.  All events cancelled for this evening due to weather.
  • Friday-Saturday: Go watch the Section 1A, 1AA, and 1AAA Individual Wrestling Tournament at Mayo Civic Center.  Schedule is here.
  • Saturday:  Youth Open in Waseca.
  • Sunday, February 23: MN/USA State Qualifier in Owatonna.

6 Cougars Named HVL All-Conference; Thursday Night Match Details

Congratulations to the following wrestlers named to the HVL All-Conference team:  Joey Majerus (120), Cody Heitman (145), Dillon Downes (160), Hunter Prodzinski (182), Seth Tupper (195), and Shane Bode (285).  Earning Honorable Mention were: Hayden Stenslund (106), Freedom Hunt (138), Devin Manzy (152), and Chase Steffen (220).

The #3 seed Cougars will face the winner of #6 St. Charles and #11 Triton in Mazeppa on Thursday night.  St. Charles and Triton start at 6 PM.  ZM match to follow.  Winner advances to the semi-finals at the Mayo Civic Center on Saturday.  The full Section 1A bracket is here.  Come out and support the team!

Youth Update; Tournament Time

The youth program had a good showing in St. Charles on Saturday.  The youth senior team took 1st place and the junior team went 1-2 on the day.  A great experience for our young guys.

A reminder that tomorrow night is our 100 takedown fundraiser.  Let’s try to reach our goal to earn the pizza party and chance to see Coach Krier on roller skates!

Congrats to the JV team for winning the HVL JV tournament in Lake City Saturday.  Go cheer on the varsity this week to keep the momentum going.

  • Monday: Youth practice.  PreK thru 3rd from 5:30 to 6:30.  4th thru 6th from 6:30 to 7:30.  We will be doing 100 takedowns.
  • Thursday: Tournament time!  Go watch as the opening rounds of varsity team duals begin.  Exact seeds are not known yet, but expect a Cougars dual in Mazeppa around 7 PM.
  • Saturday:  Section semi-final and championship varsity team duals at Mayo Civic Center.  Section 1A semi-finals start at 12:30.  A great atmosphere to watch wrestling.
  • Sunday, February 16: Youth Open in Ellsworth.  USA card required and available on-site.

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Opportunity to Attend #3 Gophers vs. #1 Penn State Sunday

The Rochester Panther Wrestling Club has extra tickets for this Sunday’s MN vs PSU wrestling match at the U of M, and are wondering if any ZM wrestling families would be interested in attending.  They have chartered two buses and have around 20 extra tickets.  The price is $10 per ticket with a $30 per family max.  That includes entry into the match and transportation on the bus.  Match starts at 1:00 PM.  Given that Zumbrota is on their way, they are glad to arrange for a Zumbrota pick up at a local off-the-highway location.  Or if you prefer to drive separately, it would be fine to just purchase a ticket.

The tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you are interested, please contact either Mark Krier (507-254-5320) or Chris Lexvold (507-273-6495).

Good luck to everyone wrestling this weekend!

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Thank You Volunteers! Youth Wrestling Activities This Week

Another HUGE thank you to our volunteers on Friday and Saturday with the JV tournament.  We heard many positive comments.  And congrats to the JV team on placing 3rd.

Youth wrestling activities for this week are below.  A reminder that Monday, February 10th is our 100 Takedown Fundraiser.

  • Monday: Practice.  PreK thru 3rd from 5:30 to 6:30.  4th thru 6th from 6:30 to 7:30.
  • Friday: Open mat from 6:00 to 7:00 PM for all grades.
  • Saturday:
    • Youth Open in Chatfield.  Only a few local Saturday tournaments remain before NYWA starts.
    • Youth Team in St. Charles.  Team will meet in Mazeppa at 7:15 AM.
  • Sunday, February 9: MN/USA State Qualifier in Lake City.