Congratulations Caden and Hayden; 40 Youth Wrestle This Weekend

Congratulations to Caden Steffen and Hayden Stensland for placing in the MN/USA Folkstyle Kids & Cadets State Tournament.  Caden is the Schoolboy 160 lb State Champion.  Hayden finished 6th at 112 lb Schoolboy.

Several youth wrestled hard in Plainview at the NYWA district qualifier Friday night.  33 kids participated in the Goodhue Jaycees tournament on Saturday.  And 5 others joined Caden and Hayden at the MN/USA State Tournament.  It’s great to see this level of involvement, especially this time of year.  Keep it up!

Be sure to RSVP to Josie (youthcoordinator@zmwrestling.com) by Tuesday if you are planning on attending the roller skating party on Sunday.

Youth schedule this week:

  • Monday: PreK thru 3rd practice from 5:30 to 6:30.  4th thru 6th from 6:30 to 7:30.  This is the last practice before we combine all grades for open mat.
  • Thursday: Open mat 6:00-7:30 for all grades.
  • Friday: NYWA District Qualifier in Austin.
  • Saturday:  NYWA District Qualifier in Stewartville.  K-11th Caledonia Open.
  • Sunday, March 16th:  Roller skating party at the Belle Creek Roller Rink at 1:00 PM.

 

Freestyle/Greco Practices

Below are a couple of local opportunities for freestyle and Greco practices.  There are whispers the Z-M club may try to organize some practices as well.  Stay tuned for more information.

Here is a great article that explains why one should consider wrestling Greco-Roman and freestyle in spring and summer.

  • The MN/USA Regional Training for Juniors and Cadets (born 1994-1999) will start Monday, March 10th and run from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM in the RCTC wrestling room.  A USA wrestling card is required to attend.  Practices will continue until June and be run by Nick Severson.  Please contact Link about doing a ride share.
  • The Cannon Falls Mat Rats Freestyle Program starts Monday, March 17th.  The practices are open for K-12 and are held Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM.  Full calendar is here.  The practices are run by Chad Otterness.

Weight Lifting Opportunity; 7th & 8th Grade NYWA Practice Schedule

Weight Lifting Opportunity

Who: Any ZM wrestler
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 6:30AM-7:30AM
Supervisor: Dakota Joseph (Stensland)
Starting: Monday, March 3, 2014
Ending: TBD

These are not weight lifting instructional sessions nor are they required.  This is simply an opportunity to get better!

7th & 8th Grade NYWA Practice Schedule

Wrestling practices will be held Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 3:45-5:00 from now till April 3rd.  The boys can take the bus to Mazeppa after school but will need a ride home afterwards as there is not a shuttle back to Zumbrota.  All kids are welcome to practice as there are individual and team competitions.  Jeff and Chad Matthees will be coaching the boys through the NYWA team and individuals.

Link

Youth Weekly Update

Anyone planning on wrestling in the Plainview NYWA qualifier on Friday should purchase an NYWA membership and get their Plainview registration form in the mail by Tuesday.

A reminder that the ZM Wrestling program will be by paying for any ZM youth wrestler’s entry fee to the Jaycees tournament in Goodhue on Saturday.  I hope to see 30 to 40+ Cougars wrestling that day!  Details here.

Youth activities for this week are below.

  • Monday: PreK thru 3rd practice from 5:30 to 6:30.  4th thru 6th from 6:30 to 7:30.  This is the second to last practice before we combine all grades for open mat.  I hope to see everyone come enjoy these last couple practices.
  • Thursday: Open mat 6:00-7:30 for all grades.
  • Friday: NYWA District Qualifier in Plainview.
  • Saturday:  Youth Open in Goodhue.  Your registration will be paid for by the club.

Good luck to those wrestling in the MN/USA Kids State Folkstyle Tournament this weekend.

Congratulations to Joey Majerus for placing 3rd at State.

These guys get their smiles from their mother!

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