Youth Team Goes 4-1; Matthees, Mehrkens, Lochner are WOTW

The youth team competed in Kasson today going 4-1 to earn 5th place out of 16 teams.  The wrestlers were able to top KM White, GMLOS, Northfield, and Dover-Eyota while falling to Chatfield.Our youth wrestlers of the week are Jacob Matthees, Braxton Mehrkens, and Kaleb Lochner. Jacob is in PreK and son of Jeff and Michelle.  Braxton is in 3rd grade and son of Kyle and Amber.  Kaleb is in 6th grade and son of Ben and Jessica. Great job boys!

Upcoming Events (Jan 29 – Feb 4)

Monday- Youth practice. PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45.
Wednesday– Youth open mat/Jr. and Sr. team practice at 6 PM.
Thursday- High School @ Kenyon vs Stewartville and KW.
Saturday- Youth Jr. and Sr. teams in St. Charles.  JV tourney in Mazeppa.
Sunday: MN/USA Qualifier in Cannon Falls.

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O’Connor, DeFrang, and Murray WOTW; Nordquist wins 100

Thank you ZM Wrestling family for helping make our home tournaments a success this weekend!  354 elementary wrestlers participated on Friday night and were done by 9:30.

There are many youth individual tournaments remaining starting with one in Kenyon this Saturday.  For a full list of tournaments, you can visit https://theguillotine.com/open-tournament-calendar/.  I also try to list the local tournaments in the Upcoming Events section each week.

Our youth wrestlers of the week are Teddy O’Connor, Braylen DeFrang, and Ben Murray.  Teddy is in PreK and son of Tim and Abbey.  Braylen is in 2nd grade and son of Jessica.  Ben is in 6th grade and son of Matt and Martha.

Congrats to senior Sam Nordquist for his 100th career win on Saturday! Youth wrestlers earning Cougar PAW Awards this week (Practice kindness, Act with respect, Work to do you best) were Luke Mulholland and Peter Klapperich.

Upcoming Events (Jan 22 – 28)

Tuesday– Youth practice.  100 Takedowns.  Don’t forget your pledges! PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45.
Thursday- High School @ Kasson. #1A vs #1AA!!
Friday– Youth open mat/team practice at 5:45.
Saturday- Youth individual tournament in Kenyon.  High School at Bloomington Kennedy. MN/USA Qualifier in Shakopee.
Sunday: Youth team in Kasson.  Individual tournament in Rochester.

Diercks, Dodd, and Beyer are Youth WOTW; Home Tournaments This Weekend; #SKOL

Our youth (Friday) and varsity (Saturday) home tournaments are this week! Please consider volunteering your time and talent to help make these a success. You can sign-up in the link sent to you via e-mail.

Our youth wrestlers of the week are Bo Diercks, Conner Dodd, and Jent Beyer. Owen is in PreK and son of Matthew and Kelly.  Conner is in 1st grade and son of Matt and Jen. Jent is in 4th grade and son of Seth and Tracey.

A group of wrestlers headed to the “Bring-One-Bring-All” team tournament in Farmington today.  Great matches were wrestled- some experienced their first team tournament, others wrestled in their first tournament ever!  They all got better today.  Thanks to all the coaches and parents for making this day a success!

Earning recognition in the classroom this week by receiving PAW awards were Braylen DeFrang, Jasper Lohmann, and Mason Mahoney.  Keep it up gentlemen!

Finally, SKOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLL!!!!!!!!

Upcoming Events (Jan 15 – 21)

Monday- Youth practice. PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45.
Wednesday– Youth open mat at 6.
Thursday- High school at Byron.
Friday- Youth individual tournament in Zumbrota.
Saturday- High School home team tournament in Zumbrota.  JH at Mankato East.
Sunday: Youth individual tournament in Hayfield.

Cougars go 4-0, Two meet milestones

After a nearly two-week break from competition following The Clash, the Cougars were back in action this weekend going undefeated in 4 duals.

We had a full house in Mazeppa for the HVL show-down vs. Goodhue on Friday night! The Cougars had a big win over the Wildcats, winning 35-15.

On Saturday the Cougs traveled west to Wabasso and went 3-0 on the day with wins over Minneota (45-15), ACGC (53-6), and Wabasso-Red Rock Central (43-16).

Two Cougars earned milestone victories as well…Congratulations to Caden Steffen on career win #150 and Spencer Defrang on career win #100!

Youth Team Finishes 4-1; Poncelet, Ryan, and Mancilman WOTW

The youth team competed in Cannon Falls today going 4-1. The wrestlers were able to top Lakeville, Shakopee, St. Michael-Albertville, and Caledonia while falling to Hastings. Great start to our dual meet season!

Our youth wrestlers of the week are Tanner Poncelet, James Ryan, and Gunner Mancilman. Tanner is in PreK and son of PJ and Chalsie. James is in kindergarten and son of Jason and Christina. Gunner is in 4th grade and son of John and Becky. James and Gunner both had the chance to represent the team in Cannon Falls and had some big wins!

Upcoming Events (Jan 8 – 14)

Monday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45. Be sure to sign up for the scrimmage on Thursday if interested.
Thursday- Youth intrasquad scrimmage at 5:30 in Mazeppa.  JV/V at home vs. Goodhue. Parent Night.
Friday- Youth individual tournament in Dodge Center.
Saturday- Youth individual tournaments in Eyota. High School at Wabasso.
Sunday: Youth Bring-One-Bring-All team tournament in Farmington.

Mahoney, Postma, Olson are WOTW

Our youth wrestlers of the week are Mason Mahoney, Erik Postma, and Mitchell Olson.  Mason is in kindergarten and son of Michael and Amber.  Erik is a 1st grader, son of Chris and Carla.  Mitchell is in 4th grade and son to Mike and Joey.  Keep up the good work!

 

Youth parents and wrestlers:  We will be having an intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday, January 11th while the JV wrestles Goodhue.  You can sign your wrestler up on the sheets in or near the wrestling rooms.  Additional details will be available at practice.

Wrestlers who made the News-Record for their work inside the classroom include PAW Award winners Cooper Irish, Tayte Lexvold, and Soren Scharnweber.  Students of the Month Avery Steffen (manager) and Brody Lohmann.  Finally, Hayden Voxland earned the Triple A Award.  Congrats all!

Upcoming Events (Jan 2 – 7)

Tuesday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45.
Wednesday- Booster Club meeting 6:30 at WD’s.  Please join us!
Thursday- Youth open mat at 6:00.
Saturday- Junior High in Stewartville
Sunday: Youth team tournament in Cannon Falls.