USA Wrestling Cadet Freestyle Nationals


Cadet FS 94-

Champ. Round 1: Michael Majerus (Minnesota) over () (Bye)                 Champ. Round 2: Ronan Marino (Connecticut) over Michael Majerus (Minnesota) (TF 15-4)
Cons. Round 2: Michael Majerus (Minnesota) over Ty Smidt (Minnesota) (TF 14-4)
Cons. Round 3: Ryan Haynes (Illinois) over Michael Majerus (Minnesota) (TF 10-0)

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Michael got the 1st Cougar win on the new mat!


Cadet FS – 182

Champ. Round 1: Caden Steffen (Minnesota) over () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2: Caden Steffen (Minnesota) over Mason Maulding (New York) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 3: Jake Thompson (Ohio) over Caden Steffen (Minnesota) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 4: Caden Steffen (Minnesota) over Jaden Sonner (Indiana) (Dec 12-9)
Cons. Round 5: Caden Steffen (Minnesota) over Josh Nowak (Wisconsin) (TF 11-0)
Cons. Round 6: Caden Steffen (Minnesota) over Jackson Mckinney (Washington) (TF 14-4)
Cons. Round 7: Tyler Buesgens (Minnesota) over Caden Steffen (Minnesota) (Fall 2:27)







Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals

Congratulations to Caden Steffen, National Cadet 182 lb. runner-up! Caden wrestled a great tourney, earning the silver medal and All-American status. Great job, Caden, the ZM Wrestling community is very proud of your accomplishments!

Cadet Greco 182

Champ. Round 1 – Caden Steffen (Minnesota) won by decision over Brodey Beckman (Texas) (Dec 6-4)
Champ. Round 2 – Caden Steffen (Minnesota) won by fall over Dylan Lozeau (Illinois) (Fall 0:58)
Champ. Round 3 – Caden Steffen (Minnesota) won by fall over Avery Jaramillo (Oregon) (Fall 5:15)
Quarterfinal – Caden Steffen (Minnesota) won by decision over Drake Barbee (Oklahoma) (Dec 4-2)
Semifinal – Caden Steffen (Minnesota) won by decision over Lucas Davison (Indiana) (Dec 5-2)
1st Place Match – Ryan Karoly (New Jersey) won by decision over Caden Steffen (Minnesota) (Dec 6-3)



Michael Majerus also took part in the Fargo Cadet Greco-Roman Nationals, going 1-2 for the tourney at 94 lbs. Nice job, Michael, we are looking forward to following your high school wrestling career!

Cadet Greco 94 

Champ. Round 1 – Michael Majerus (Minnesota) won by tech fall over Garret Donahue (West Virginia) (TF 10-0)
Champ. Round 2 – Brenden Chaowanapibool (Washington) won by fall over Michael Majerus (Minnesota) (Fall 2:21)
Cons. Round 2 – Dayton Cary (Oklahoma) won by fall over Michael Majerus (Minnesota) (Fall 4:10)



The Cadet National Freestyle Tournament begins tomorrow and runs through Friday. Michael and Caden are also wrestling that style and take to the mat at 9:30am. Stay tuned for updates…Good luck to the MN Storm!

And, Cougar Fans, take a peek below at our sweet new mat that made its debut on the floor of the Fargodome!



July 11-13 Mini-Camp

Thank you to Sean Ahrar of St. Olaf College for doing three nights of camp with us!  Sean showed technique, explained expectations of college wrestling, and shared many example of how a quality high school and college education can help a person succeed in life. Sean also has many years of military experience and shared with us some of those adventures.  It was a very successful week and we hope to have Sean back again!

And a HUGE thank you goes out to Donnie Dahl for cooking our boys supper on the last night of camp last week!  Donnie not only donated his time, but he also brought his own smoker and many supplies to complete the job!  The chicken was amazing!  They boys also enjoyed yogurt and fresh fruit!  It was a beautiful evening to hang out!