6 ZM wrestlers made the journey to Monticello this weekend for the Gopher State Nationals tournament to take on some of the best wrestlers in the Midwest and did very well. Owen Lexvold was able to win the championship. Ryan Lexvold earned runner-up honors. Kaleb Lochner battled to a 6th place finish. Ben Murray was 1 win shy of placing in his bracket. Cain Lexvold was 1-2 and Jack Krier unfortunately had to injury default, but will be back at it soon.
The JV took 2nd place in the HVL JV Tournament Saturday in Goodhue. The team scored 193 just behind Kasson-Mantorville’s 213. Coach Stensland said “they wrestled well and (the coaches) are very proud of their improvement over the year.”
Wrestlers in the news: Congrats to Luke Tupper for committing to wrestle for Concordia in Moorhead in 2018-2019! PAW award winners were Kale Johnson, Tadam Kahl, and Ashtin Garcia. Student of the Month winner was Braxton Mehrkens.
Our youth wrestlers of the week are Patrick Fruth, Evan Blanck, Chase Dohrn, and Cain Lexvold. Patrick is in PreK and son of Brian and Kristin. Evan is a kindergartner and son of Brian Blanck. Chase is in 3rd grade and son of Perry and Carrie. Cain is a 4th grader and son of Chris and Lacey.
Upcoming Events (Feb 12 – Feb 18)
Monday- Youth practice. PreK-3rd at 5:45. 4th-6th at 6:45.
Thursday- Youth open mat at 6:00. High School varsity at home vs winner of St. Charles and WK at 7 PM in Mazeppa.
Saturday- Section 1A semi-finals (11 AM) and finals (1PM) at Mayo Civic Center. Full bracket.