There is plenty of activity continuing into the spring for the ZM wrestlers. Many have been attending freestyle/Greco practices in Mazeppa, Stewartville, Cannon Falls, Rochester, Simley, Kasson, and Augsburg College. Some have been attending tournaments from Apple Valley to Cannon Falls and all the way to Cedar Falls and Council Bluffs, IA! Several wrestling community members also found time to give back and help clean up road ditches along Highway 52 that ZM Wrestling adopted years ago.
Pictured: Jack, John, Jarret, Hayden, and Michael at Eastview FS/GR tournament.
The highway clean up crew.
Ryan representing Team Minnesota at the Heartland USA National Elementary Duals in Council Bluffs.
The NYWA State Tournament was held last weekend at the Mayo Civic Center. Jack Krier was able to bring home the gold at 65 pounds for 5th & 6th grade. Sam Moore finished 3rd at 1st & 2nd grade 50. Individuals that also qualified for the state tournament were Owen Lexvold, Brody Lohmann, Gunner Mancilman, Cody Anderson, Isaiah O’Reilly, Lucas Schiell, Nathan Haltom, and Jack Smothers.
The K-6 team went 3-2 finishing 11th out of 32 teams. The team opened the tournament with a win over New London-Spicer, followed by a loss to eventual tournament champion Wayzata. The Cougars bounced back with a win over MAHACA to take 3rd in the 8 team pool. In Pool 3, the Cougars lost a close dual to Bemidji but finished the tournament with a win over Kasson-Mantorville.
The youth wrestling program will celebrate our season with a party on Friday, April 7th at 6 PM at the school. See you there!
Friday/Saturday: GR/FS tournament in Apple Valley.