ZM varsity wrestling team had quite a stretch of wrestling on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Kasson-Mantorville vs ZM Thursday night dual
On Thursday night, ZM took on the #2 AA ranked Kasson-Mantorville Comets. The atmosphere was awesome, as KM looked to avenge their HVL conference loss to ZM last year. ZM started out the night racing to 24-3 lead, but then hit the heart of the KM lineup featuring 3 #1 ranked wresters, a #2, and a #4. When the dust settled, KM took the dual 40-24.
Pictures in this environment were challenging with the spotlight hitting only the wrestling ring, but here is the album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/JVQZ8AGfNM4YA1jJ9
North Branch Invitational
On Friday night, ZM traveled to North Branch Invite that featured the number 1 ranked Simley Spartans. Here are the ZM wrestlers who made the podium at the North Branch invite:
1st Place: Ryan Stimets, Mason Goodman, Gabe Tupper
2nd Place: Lucas Williams, Jack Krier, Lucas Schiell, Kaleb Lochner
3rd Place: Noah Schaefer,Ben Murray, Ryan Lexvold, Wyatt Mulder
4th Place: Keagen Haugen, MilesRamer, Isaiah O’Reilly, Cody Anderson
For the team standings, ZM finished in 2nd place.
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Saturday at the Orono Invite
Finally, ZM concluded their three day gauntlet on Saturday at the hardest one of all, the Orono Invite. This tournament featured some of the best AAA and AA teams in the state. ZM finished 3rd overall in this tournament.
Individual podium placers from Orono Invite
2nd Place: Kaleb Lochner, Gabe Tupper
3rd Place: Lucas Williams
4th Place: Isaiah O’Reilly, Ryan Lexvold
5th Place: Noah Schaefer, Jack Krier
6th Place: Ben Murray, Wyatt Mulder, Tucker Buck