Liffrig, Carpenter, and O’Connor are WOTW

Reminder: 100 Takedown Night during youth practice on Tuesday!

Looking for some concessions help on Thursday.  It’s Parents Night for the high school so needing our youth parents to step up.  Please sign-up here.

Our youth wrestlers of the week are Jax Liffrig, Tanner Carpenter, and Gabe O’Connor.  Jax is in PreK and son of Nick and Rosie.  Tanner is in 3rd grade and son of Eric and Stephanie.  Gabe is in 4th grade and son of Tim and Abbey.

Wrestlers earning Students of the Month in the classroom include: Maxwell Ramer, Carl Murray, Oliver Paden, Evan Blanck, Talon Post, Landon Robertson, and Lucas Stahosky.  Good job all!

We are working on rescheduling a date for the youth tournament.  Will let you know more information once everything is confirmed.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday – Youth practice.  100 Takedowns.  Don’t forget your pledges! PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45.
Thursday- High School vs KM.  Parent night.  Short youth practice at 5:45.
Friday– Youth open mat/team practice at 5:45.
Saturday- Youth individual tournament in Kenyon.  Registration fees paid for by the Booster Club.  High School at Bloomington Kennedy.
Sunday: Youth team in St. Michael

Home Tournaments This Weekend

Our youth (Friday moved to Saturday) and varsity (Saturday cancelled) 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 Gavin Johnson, Jonah Karow, and Easton Miller.  Gavin is in kindergarten and son of Joel and Shannon.  Jonah is in 3rd grade and son of Josh and Mary Beth.  Easton is in 6th grade, son of Jerome and Trisha.

Great to see so many ZM youth wrestlers attending tournaments!  I saw many photos from Dover-Eyota, Simley, and Rochester Century over the weekend.  Below is the crew from the Century tournament.

Upcoming Events

Monday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45.  9th Grade League @ Fairmont.
Wednesday- Youth open mat practice.
Thursday- High School @ Triton.  6 PM start.
Friday Saturday- Youth individual tournament in Zumbrota.
Saturday- High School home team tournament in Zumbrota.  JH at Mankato East.
Sunday- Youth individual tournament in Hayfield

ZM Wrestlers at All Levels Have Successful Weekend

Great weekend for the ZM K-12 wrestling program!  The varsity Cougars won the Buffalo Invitational on Saturday.  Earning first place in their weight classes were Lucas Schiell, Gabe Tupper, and Ethan Kovars.  All 7 of the JV wrestlers at Buffalo went undefeated.  Several more JV and junior high wrestlers traveled to Rushford with 6 taking home the top prize.

The ZM youth took part in their first team tournament of the year and placed 2nd out of 12.  The Cougars were able to beat Lakeville, Northfield, Kasson-Mantorville, Chatfield, and falling just short in the finals to Shakopee.

The youth wrestlers of the week are Mason Haugen, Mia Moran, and Carl Murray.  Mason is in PreK and son of Shannon and Devon.  Mia is in 3rd grade, daughter of Mark and Emily.  Carl is a 5th grader, son of Matt and Martha.

Upcoming Events

Monday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45.
Wednesday- Booster Club Meeting at Zumbrota VFW. 6:30
Thursday- High School @ Goodhue.  6 PM start.
Friday- Youth open mat. 5:45 to 6:45
Saturday- JV/V at Wabasso.  Youth individual tournament in Eyota.  MN/USA Qualifier in Simley.
Sunday- Youth individual tournament at Rochester Century.

Tupper and Kovars Place at Bi-State; 42 Youth Wrestle in Plainview

Gabe Tupper 4th place 182. Photo courtesy of Marissa Tupper.

Gabe Tupper and Ethan Kovars earned spots on the podium at the Bi-State Classic.  Gabe lost his first match but followed up with 8 wins in a row to come back to take 4th place.  Ethan placed 5th in the 195 lb division.

Ethan Kovars 5th place 195. Photo courtesy of Marissa Tupper.

42 ZM youth took a bus to Plainview on Saturday to participate in an individual tournament.  Thank you to the Booster Club, parents, and coaches for making this happen!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday- Youth open mat practice. 4 PM. Moved from Monday due to predicted weather.
Thursday- Youth practice.  PreK-3rd at 5:45.  4th-6th at 6:45.
Saturday- JV/V at Buffalo.  JH at Rushford.
Sunday- Youth team tournament in Cannon Falls.

Huynh, Kleese, and Toombs are Youth WOTW

Our youth Wrestlers of the Week were Maddox Huynh, Addison Kleese, and Lincoln Toombs.  Maddox is in pre-kindergarten and son of Maggie McNamara and Duy Huynh.  Addison is a 2nd grader, son of Roger and Kara.  Lincoln is in 4th grade son of Kyle and Laura Quaale.  Earning recognition for their work in the classroom were Students of the Month Levi Matthees, Caden Lodermeier, and Cole Schiell.  Well done!

Youth parents- the time for Thursday’s open mat was incorrect in your e-mail.  We’ll start at 4 PM on Thursday and not 6 PM.  The high school wrestlers are scheduled to practice at 6PM on Thursday.  We will start at 6 PM for Monday’s open mat this week.

Upcoming Events

Monday- Youth open mat practice. 6 PM.  Pick up singlets.
Thursday- Youth open mat practice. 4 PM
Friday/Saturday- Varsity at Bi-State in LaCrosse.
Saturday- Youth bus trip to Plainview individual tournament.