Freestyle and Greco-Roman Practices in Mazeppa

ZM wrestling is having Freestyle/Greco-Roman open mat practices once a week starting Tuesday, March 17th in the Mazeppa wrestling room.  A total of 9 practices for any ZM wrestler K-12.  There is no cost.  Currently scheduled and very excited to lead these practices include Chad Matthees, Paul Pagel, and Joey Majerus.

Here is a great article that explains why one should consider wrestling Greco-Roman and Freestyle in the spring.  In short- these practices are designed to be relaxed and fun, yet very productive.  No worries about cutting weight.  No pressure from a team.  You can focus on individual skills and experiment with different things.  Don’t worry about not knowing the ins-and-outs of these styles, wrestling is wrestling.  My son Ryan really enjoys FS/GR and looks forward to attending the practices as well as the local and regional tournaments.

The current schedule is as follows.  Practices will run from 6:30 – 7:30 PM.

  • Tuesday, March 17
  • Tuesday, March 24
  • Tuesday, March 31
  • Monday, April 6
  • Tuesday, April 14
  • Tuesday, April 21
  • Tuesday, April 28
  • Tuesday, May 5
  • Thursday, May 14

More information about FS/GR and a calendar of tournaments can be found at


Another oppoturnity is the Cannon Falls Mat Rats Freestyle Program.  It starts Tuesday, 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.

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