Youth 5002 Club Starts Monday

A reminder that the youth 5002 Club starts on Monday.  Download the 2014 5002 Club details and calendar here.  The first year of the program started with 11 wrestlers completing the challenge, 13 the second year, and 15 last year.  Let’s see if we can get 17 wrestlers doing the workouts this year!

Several ZM youth and high school wrestlers are attending Inner Drive wrestling in Rochester.  Golden Gopher David Thorn (back row in blue shirt) led an outstanding practice on Wednesday.  Three ZM youth wrestlers are also pictured below.  See if you can find them.


No plans this Saturday?  There is a PreK through 6th Grade Takedown Tournament in Watertown.


KM Camp Featuring Terry Brands & Iowa Wrestling

The Kasson-Mantorville wrestling association will be hosting a wrestling camp featuring Terry Brands & Iowa Hawkeye Wrestling.  The camp will be Saturday, July 26th & Sunday, July 27.  See flier for camp details.  A picnic at the Mantorville Riverside Park will be provided for the wrestlers following the afternoon session on Saturday evening.

This will be a great wrestling camp for all levels of wrestlers entering grades 5th – 12th grade.  The KM wrestling staff will also be on-site to assist the clinicians.

Rochester Camp to Feature Gopher Wrestlers

Rochester Century will be holding a wrestling camp from July 21-24 featuring University of Minnesota wrestlers Logan Storley, Zach Sanders, and Steven Keogh.  The camp is held in the evenings with grades 1-6 wrestling from 5:30-6:30 PM and high school wrestling from 7:00-8:30 PM. They will be limiting the number of wrestlers per session to 40, so register early to reserve your spot.  This camp is close and affordable.  If anyone is interested, here is the camp flyer and registration information.

Caden Steffen, Michael Majerus, and Ryan Lexvold Earn Top 25 Future Olympian Ranking

Congratulations to Caden Steffen, Michael Majerus, and Ryan Lexvold for being ranked in the top 25 of the 2013-14 Kids Future Olympian Rankings!  Caden ranks 11th in the nation at 160 lbs for the Schoolboy division.  Michael is 20th at 70 lbs Schoolboy.  And Ryan is 21st at 87 lb Intermediate.  Full rankings are here.

USA Wrestling ranks kids based on how many tournaments they attend and how well they do in those Folkstyle, Greco, and Freestyle tournaments.  Congrats boys!