Tomorrow’s Youth Team Tournament in Kenyon Cancelled

The Kenyon youth team tournament scheduled for Monday, February 19th has been cancelled due to weather.  Please spread the word.

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Owen Lexvold Gopher State Nationals Champ! JV 2nd in HVL

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.

Owen Lexvold champion at 1st and 2nd grade 80
Ryan Lexvold 2nd place at 7th and 8th grade 120
Kaleb Lochner 6th place at 6th grade 86

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.

Youth Jr. Team Earns Championship; Sr. Team 4th in St. Charles

Two ZM youth wrestling teams took part in the St. Charles dual tournament on Saturday.  The Junior team (K-3rd grade) earned 1st place with wins over KW, PEM, and Chatfield.

The Senior team (4th-6th grade) earned 4th place, opening with a win over PEM then falling to KW and KM.

Our youth Wrestlers of the Week are Carl Murray and Jack Krier. Carl is in 3rd grade and son of Matt and Martha.  Jack is a 6th grader and son of Mark and Sara. (My apologies to the PreK-K WOTW, I’ll get you next week!)

Upcoming Events (Feb 5 – Feb 11)

Monday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45.
Wednesday- Booster Club Meeting at Zumbrota VFW at 6:30 PM.
Thursday- Youth open mat at 6:00.  High School PI and PEM at home- Senior Night.
Friday- Youth individual tournament in Lake City.
Saturday- Youth individual tournament in Lakeville and Grand Meadow.  HVL JV Tournament in Goodhue.

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.

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.

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.