Youth Jr. Team Goes 3-1; Varsity Will Be At Practice Tomorrow Night

The K-3 team traveled to Waseca today and brought home 3rd place.  We were able to defeat Adrian, Faribault, and Pine Island while losing to GMLOKS.  The hard work these guys are putting in shown through today.  Great job boys!


A special treat for tomorrow night’s youth practice- the varsity will be in the wrestling room to be introduced and hopefully can stay to show some moves and help lead practice.  4th through 6th graders are welcome to come to the early practice to take advantage of this opportunity as well.  Come with questions and learn how these guys became the best of Section 1A!

The full schedule for State team and individual is here.  The team will wrestle their first dual at 11:00 AM on Thursday at the X.  Go cheer them on in person, there is no other experience quite like it.

State wrestling and Mat Rat t-shirts are for sale.

Upcoming Events:

Monday- Practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45 but arrive early to meet varsity wrestlers.
Thursday- Watch Cougar team at the X.
Friday/Saturday- Watch Cougar individuals at the X.
Sunday- Waseca individual tournament

ZM sends 6 individuals to State

Six Cougars advanced to the Individual State Tournament which will be held next Friday & Saturday, Feb. 27-28 at the Xcel Energy Center. Great job guys!

Hayden Stensland 106
Joey Majerus 120
Maverick Jackson 132
Freedom Hunt 145
Devin Manzy 160
Dillon Downes 170

There will be a send-off/pepfest for the wrestling team at 1:00 Wednesday afternoon @ the ZMHS gymnasium. Come show your support & wish them the best at State!!!


Hotel Rooms for State Tournament

A block of 20 rooms has been held at the Clarion Hotel in South St Paul for Thursday and Friday, Feb. 26th and 27th. The rooms will need to be reserved before Thursday of this week.

The Clarion is working on getting us a 12-15 passenger van that we can use to shuttle back and forth from the hotel to the Xcel. They have a full complimentary breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, cereals, etc. There is also a hospitality room available for our use for a total of $100 for both nights, that’s $100 off of the regular price if we’d like to chip in for that. If we do use the room, we will need to bring our own plates, utensils, some power strips, etc, they only supply the room.

The cost is $114/night for the king suites which have a king bed and a full sleeper sofa, or $109/night for the double and the king rooms.

Please call the Clarion at 651-455-3600 to secure your room before Thursday, Feb. 19th. The rooms are held under Zumbrota-Mazeppa Wrestling.

Just a fun tidbit, this is the place where Dan and I had our wedding reception 21+ years ago!

Looking forward to supporting our fabulous wrestling team!

Jennifer Bennett

Section 1A Champions

They did it!!! The Cougars earned a trip to the state tournament! The Cougs met Dover-Eyota in the semi-finals, winning 48-18 to send them to the finals vs rival Kenyon-Wanamingo. In a very intense match-up, the Cougars pulled off the victory 27-26.

Thank you, Cougar Fans, for coming out to cheer them on! What a showing of teamwork & school spirit…it was an amazing & memorable day!!!

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HVL All-Conference

Eight Cougars have been selected to the HVL All-Conference Team: Spencer DeFrang (106), Hayden Stensland (113), Joey Majerus (120), Freedom Hunt (145), Caden Steffen (152), Devin Manzy (160), Dillon Downes (170), and Noah Prodzinski (182).              Maverick Jackson (132), Jacob Bennett (138), Seth Tupper (195), and Evan Block (220) all earned Honorable Mention. Congratulations, guys, way to represent ZM!!!

Also, the ZM Wrestlers have once again been selected to the Silver All-State Academic Team…AWESOME!

Come show your support for these amazing student-athletes TOMORROW @ the Mayo Civic Center. The Cougars will wrestle Dover-Eyota in the semi-final match at 2:30 pm. Section Finals are at 4:15.