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.
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