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 http://www.mnusawrestling.org/.
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.