There will be a fan bus going to wrestling tomorrow, February 26th. Plenty of room for adults or students to sign up. Contact Nancy @ 732-7395. Cost is $12. Leaving 8:30 AM from front of high school. You will need to buy admission ticket at Xcel Center.
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.
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
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!!!
ZM State Wrestling shirts are in production…they will be on sale Monday, February 23rd through Bev Prodzinski @ the high school. We will also have them available on Monday night during elementary practice & the booster club meeting. A LIMITED number of shirts will be for sale @ the section tournament tomorrow & Saturday. Shirts are $15.
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!
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!!!
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.
The Junior Varsity was crowned HVL champs Saturday in Lake City. It was a true team effort in this individual tournament as they edged KM by 6.5 team points, 175 to 168.5.
Joey Majerus earned his 200th victory of his career on Friday. Come watch Joey and the rest of the varsity this Thursday in Mazeppa at 7:00. They’ll take on the winner of St. Charles and Triton in their first step to earn a trip to the state tournament. Section 1A semifinals start at 2:30 at Mayo Civic Center on Saturday.
Junior and Senior Teams Wrestle in St. Charles
The Junior team placed 4th out of 8 this weekend in St. Charles. We were victorious over St. Charles before falling to KW, and losing by criteria in a tie with Rochester Mayo. It was the first opportunity for many of our wrestlers to be in a team tournament and they look forward to doing it again! The Senior team fell to both PEM and St. Charles in their only matches.
Monday- Practice. PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45.
Thursday- Open mat practice in new wrestling room. 6:00-7 PM. Watch Cougars final home meet of the season.
Saturday- Watch Section 1 Class A semifinals at Mayo Civic Center at 2:3o. Section finals will follow.
26 Wrestle in Albert Lea
A total of 29 youth and many parents took a bus down to Albert Lea on Saturday. 26 wrestled and 3 others joined their friends to lend support. Overall we wrestled very well with 11 of the 26 taking 1st place. Afterwards, everyone was treated to ice cream. Good times were had and we hope to make a trip like this an annual event.
A reminder to parents of the kids on the Jr. team for this Saturday’s team tournament in St. Charles: let Coach Lexvold know whether or not your child can make it. Please do so by Monday and please make your best effort to have your child at practice this week. Thank you!
Tuesday night in Mazeppa the #7 ranked Cougars take on #6 Chatfield. All are encouraged to attend this highly anticipated dual. This is a great opportunity for our young ones to watch the varsity and plant the seed in their minds that one day they too could have the chance to compete at a big dual like this. Please wear your youth t-shirts and go cheer on the home team!
Monday- Practice. PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45.
Tuesday- Watch the #7 ranked Cougars take on #6 Chatfield in Mazeppa at 7 PM.
Thursday- Open mat practice in new wrestling room. 6:00-7:15 PM.
Saturday- St. Charles team tournament. Meet on west side of Mazeppa school at 7:15 AM. Chatfield and Lewiston individual tournaments.
Sunday, February 8- Lake City tournament (MN/USA)