Six ZM Wrestlers qualify for Ninth Grade State tournament; team finishes 2nd overall

13 ZM wrestlers headed to Jackson, MN to try to punch their ticket to the 9th grade state tournament. Only the top two in their bracket earn a trip to state next weekend.

4 wrestlers finished first in their bracket:

Samuel Moore (100)

Cain Lexvold (152)

Owen Lexvold (160)

Max Ramer (189)

2 wrestlers finished second in their bracket

Carl Murray (94)

Aiden Majerus (106)

All pictures from this event can be viewed HERE. These 6 wrestlers will travel to state next Saturday in Champlin Park High School…Good luck boys…

As a team, we finished in second place in team points behind Fulda/MCC in section 1:

1) Fulda/MCC225
2) Zumbrota/Mazeppa198.5
3) Albert Lea191.5
4) Chatfield155
5) Jackson County Central129.5
6) Adrian123
7) Owatonna123
8) Mankato West77
9) Fairmont / Martin County West67
10) Windom-Mountain Lake64
11) Kasson_Mantorville56
12) St James Area51
13) Austin19

ZM wins all 3 dual matches in Zumbrota Saturday.

Zumbrota Mazeppa hosted 3 other teams on Saturday at the high school for a quad dual tournament: Centennial, Kenyon Wanamingo, and Owatonna. ZM led off with a 62-15 victory over Centennial, who is coached by Link Steffen’s son, Chase.

In the second match of the day, the Cougars beat traditional AAA power Owatonna by 58-13.

Finally, renewing the battle of Hwy 60, ZM topped Kenyon-Wanamingo 39-21. It was great seeing this rivalry happen again, as KW has changed conferences, we see each other fewer times.

Keep it going Cougars!

Varsity Weekly Update. ZM finishes 7th out of 32 teams in National Clash Duals; ZM Rolls over Pine Island 64-3; Quad Dual on Saturday in Zumbrota

ZM wrapped up the Clash duals on Friday/Saturday last week finishing 7th overall as the number 24 seed in the 32 team tournament. ZM started off strong on day 1 with wins over the #8 seed Slaley, Missouri 30-29 and the #9 seed Vacaville, California 30-29. They also faced #1 overall seed STMA (and according to FloWrestling the #4 HS dual team in the nation) in the pool championship and was defeated 55-9.

Day #2 we wrestled #4 seed (and current #1-A in MN) Jackson County Central and defeated them 42-21. The last two matches, we lost to #2 seed Waverly ShellRock (Iowa) 35-25 and #3 seed Osage (36-28). For those keeping track ZM did not have a easy road to their finish, having to face the #1, #2, #3, #4, #8, and #9 seeds in the 32-team tournament. Very impressive!

Last Thursday, ZM rolled over Pine Island 64-3 in an HVL dual in many close matches that went in our favor.

Finally, on Saturday beginning at 9am, we will be hosting a quad with Owatonna, Kenyon Wanamingo, and Centennial at Zumbrota High School. If you get a chance, stop by and watch some great wrestling! For those that can’t make it, we will offer a live stream with announcers. We will be posting the link to the live stream on Facebook.

YOUTH Update. Holst, Markham, and Hammel earn WOTW; K-6 compete at NRHEG; Youth Individual Tournament this Friday night!

The K-6 team wrestled at NRHEG last Saturday. We have a young youth team and I heard there was a lot of good wrestling! Below are a few of the pictures from the duals.

The youth wrestlers that earned the Wrestlers of the Week honors were the following:

PreK/K: Zander Hammel

1-3 Grade: Axel Markham

4-6 Grade: Bo Holst

As a reminder, this Friday night is our youth tournament! Weigh ins are between 4:30-5:45. ZM wrestlers try to get there early to get weighed in before the crowd arrives! This is a great time and I hope to see everyone there!!

Zumbrota-Mazeppa finishes 2nd in their clash pool.

Yesterday, ZM participated in day 1 of the 32 team Clash, with teams coming from across the US. Coming in as the overall #24 seed, they beat #8 from Staley, Mo, 30-29. In the second match, they faced the overall #9 seed Vacaville, Ca and won 30-29 as well. This earned them a place in the pool championship vs the overall #1 seed STMA. That match ended 55-9 in favor of STMA.

The strong showing means that ZM will fight for anywhere from 5th to 8th overall place today. this is an awesome showing so far from the team,…but they are not done yet!!

ZM will face #1-A Jackson County Central (Minnesota) today at 3pm. In their first match. Go Cougars!

Bi-State Classic concludes with 5 ZM place winners, including a championship for Krier

The 70 team field at the Bi-State Classic has concluded this Friday in La Crosse, Wisconsin. ZM wrestlers finished strong with 5 place winners:

Jack Krier (126) champion in a 52 man bracket!

Kaleb Lochner (152) finished in 4th Place

Jent Beyer (106) finished in 8th Place

Ryan Lexvold (182) finished in 8th Place

Noah Schaefer (113) finished in 9th Place

As a team, ZM finished overall in 10th place, 2nd place in division AA (1 point below division AA champ Caladonia-Houston), and 4th place in regards to Minnesota teams. It was bunched up with 10 points separating 10th and 5th place.

Jack Krier 1st place at 126

Kaleb Lochner 4th place at 152

Our 5 place winners…

Bi-State Classic Begins on Thursday, Dec 29th

Zumbrota-Mazeppa is one of 70 teams participating in the Bi-State Classic this Thursday and Friday, which showcases some of the best wrestlers from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Our wrestlers are ready to build on the success from last year (Highest finish for any Minnesota school, 7th place overall, and 3rd in the “AA” tier of teams).

New this year is the women’s only tournament, where we have our first woman’s entrant to the tournament, Kaydance Simota.

Your guide to watching the action remotely:

You need to be familiar with three different websites:

The tournament is split up into 4 sessions. On the bistate website, you will need to go to the appropriate session to view the live streams.

  • Session 1: (Thurs, Dec 29th 9am-5pm)
  • Session 2: (Thurs, Dec 29th 7:15pm-10:15pm)
  • Session 3: (Fri, Dec 30th 9:15am-2:30pm). In addition to the mens matches, this session is when the women’s matches will be wrestled beginning at approximately 10am. These matches will be on the same 10 mats.
  • Session 4: (Fri, Dec 30th 5:30pm-8:30pm)

You can find out what mats the ZM wrestlers are going to be on by going to the appropriate trackwrestling link: (Men or Women). On the left hand side, click on Mat Assignments, then Team Schedule in the main frame, and finally choose Zumbrota-Mazeppa for the team in the drop down menu. Once a wrestler has been assigned a mat (usually will be assigned a mat 2-3 matches before they wrestle), they will be on the list. You will need the Mat number to view the correct stream on the bistateclassic website.

We will be providing an update here after each session. Good luck Cougars!!