In an electric atmosphere in Mazeppa, ZM hosted Section 1AA foes Byron and Albert Lea. In the opening match, ZM beat Byron 51-20. For the prime time matchup, it looked to be a close one against Albert Lea. In a night of mostly ups and few downs, ZM had everything going for them. In matchups against their highly ranked guys, we fought hard and did not give up many bonus points. When all was said and done, ZM cruised to a 51-15 victory over Albert Lea! What an exciting night.
Jent Beyer and Wilson Nordquist both took first place in the boys 9th grade individual qualifier for state in Jackson, MN on Saturday. Maxwell Ramer earned 2nd place and also qualified for state. These three will represent ZM at the 9th grade state finals next weekend…Good luck boys! Carl Murray, Keagan Haugen, Gunner Mancilman, and Cain Lexvold all finished 3rd in their bracket, while Leo Beyer finished 4th.
ZM youth wrestling had a big day up at the Brawl at STMA! ZM started off with victories over Wayzata and Kasson Mantorville. In the finals of their bracket, they lost to host STMA. In the B pool finals, ZM lost to Owatonna, followed by a win over Becker. Very good job boys!
Congrats to these 4 kids earning Youth Wrestlers of the Week during the 100 takedown fundraiser! These 4 got after it! The older kids got to share the belt as they were wrestling partners and finished up first in the room. Congrats to all 4 of these Cougar wrestlers!
The ZM varsity wrestling team is on a roll. Last Thursday night, ZM beat Cannon Falls in a HVL conference dual 57-13. ZM followed this up with a tri-dual at home on Saturday versus two AAA schools, perennial power Owatonna and Centennial High Schools.
ZM beat Centennial 69-9, followed by a win against Owatonna 58-17. These boys are working hard and would love to see you at the next dual on Thursday night in Mazeppa!
ZM 7th and 8th graders took 1st place at the Mankato East Junior High Duals. ZM defeated teams from WEM/JWP, Mankato East, Owatonna, and Mankato West. Here is a link to photos from this event: https://photos.app.goo.gl/wue1Pc4et1gGEN9R6
The youth wrestling program hosted an invite with 192 prek-6th grade wrestlers from SouthEast Minnesota and a few from Wisconsin. It was a blast seeing the future of ZM wrestling out there and competing! Thank you to all the older wrestlers and parents for helping out making this successful!
Due to construction going on at the high school, please use the back entrance to the school if attending the youth tournament tonight. Please park in the areas marked with red, and enter the building in the blue circle. Hope to see you tonight!
On Saturday, the youth wrestlers had a huge turnout in Plainview for Festivas for the Wrestivas youth tournament. Here is a picture of only part of our crew that showed up (most of the 5th and 6th graders had a later weigh in). These are awesome numbers! I heard everyone had an awesome time, especially watching Santa pinning the Grinch.
The youth wrestlers of the week are Peter Klapperich, Austin Auger, and Owen Stone. Congrats boys! Seeing the number of wrestlers we have, this is quite a honor!
Finally, our 2021-2022 5002 Club were indoctrinated during our dual with Stewartville! These wrestlers began workouts in July and performed 5002 pushups, sit-ups, and burpees heading into the start of wrestling season in November. There names will be added on the wall next to past 5002 members. Congrats!
Patrick Fruth Bryce Gerdes Kason Hill Jonah Karow Owen Lexvold Jaxon Liffrig Jacob Matthees Levi Matthees Jase McNamara Kade McNamara Gabe O’Connor Teddy O’Connor Elih Schaefer Lincoln Toombs