ZM K-6 Dual Team Finishes 3rd Overall at NYWA State; 4 State place winners and 8 Invite placers; Owen Lexvold State Champ

Not to be outdone, the youth K-6 dual team finished 3rd overall out of 32 teams in the NYWA State Duals held in Rochester. On Saturday, the youth grapplers beat Hutchinson, Minneota and Brainerd to reach the championship pool on Sunday. In the first match of the championship, ZM fell to Pine Island. ZM rebounded nicely and took out Chatfield in the third place overall match. You guys make us VERY proud!

We had 4 place winners in the state tournament for K-6th grade as well as 8 in the invite. Led by our own STATE CHAMP Owen Lexvold!

Jake Moran 6th place. 5th/6th grade 88 pounds.

Owen Lexvold STATE CHAMP. 5th/6th grade 140 pounds

Jaxon Liffrig 2nd place 1st/2nd grade 50 pounds

Kade McNamara 3rd place Kindergarten 60 pounds

In the invite tournament, we had:

Evan Scharpen 4th place 5th/6th Grade 70 pounds

Levi Matthees 1st place 5th/6th Grade 80 pounds

Benton Radtke 4th place 5th/6th Grade 115 pounds

Elih Schaefer 1st place 3rd/4th Grade 60 pounds

Ryland Brown 2nd place 3rd/4th Grade 68 pounds

Jacob Matthees 4th place 3rd/4th Grade 80 pounds

Mason Haugen 4th place 1st/2nd Grade 45 pounds

Tanner Poncelet 1st place 1st/2nd Grade 60 pounds

7th/8th Grade Dual Team Finishes 4th out of 32 Teams; 6 Individuals Make Podium

ZM 7th and 8th grade team were in action at the NYWA State tournament last Thursday and Friday in Rochester at the Civic Center. On Thursday, the team rolled through KMS, ANML, and United to win the pool and position us in the championship 4 team bracket for Friday.

Day 2 in the semifinals against Hastings came down to the last match in overtime with the winner advancing to the championship. Easily the most exciting match of the entire dual tournament, it did not end in our favor and Hastings won the dual. It was an interesting match, because all other matches were complete and the entire arena was focused on this one match, with our guy giving up a good 70 pounds. For 3rd/4th place we lost to Staples Motley.

The ZM team won the sportsmanship award for the tournament, voted on by the referees. This shows we do not only have talented wrestlers, but our wrestlers and coaches will represent ZM extremely well, win or lose.

7th / 8th grade 4th place NYWA state

Here is a link to the 7th/8th grade Nywa pictures: https://photos.app.goo.gl/PAN8hkHnVytT73bu5

We had 6 place winners in the state tournament for 7th and 8th grade as well as 2 in the invite.

Samuel Moore 3rd place. 85 pounds

Carl Murray 4th place. 90 pounds

Jent Beyer 4th place. 95 pounds

Noah Schaefer 4th place. 110 pounds

Gunner Mancilman 6th place. 140 pounds

Macy Schaefer 2nd place girls. 85 pounds

In the invite tournament, we had:

Leo Beyer 2nd place. 110 pounds

Aidan Majerus 4th place 95 pounds