Youth Wrestlers of Week #2: Rasmussen, Scharpen, and Neumann

The youth wrestling room is in full swing! Congratulations to the youth wresters of week #2! Cooper Rasmussen (6th grade), Jacob Scharpen (2nd grade) and Greyson Neumann (Kindergarten). Congrats boys and keep up the hard work! The future of Cougar wrestling looks bright!


Weather Grounds Varsity, JV, and JH. Plank, Neumann, and Lodermeier Youth Wrestlers of the week

Varsity, JV and Junior High teams had cancellations this week due to weather on both Friday (Goodhue dual) and Saturday (Mounds View and Ellsworth tournaments). TBD on if or when these will be made up in the future weeks.

Youth practices started in full swing last week, Youth wrestlers of the week include Ryan Plank (6th Grade), Micah Neumann (3rd Grade), and Braxton Lodermeier (Kindergarten). Congrats boys!!

Zumbrota-Mazeppa Wrestling kicks off for all teams; Murray records 50th varsity victory

Zumbrota-Mazeppa Varsity and JV teams opened up the weekend in Glencoe at the GSL/LP Don Hall Invite. The varsity competed against 11 teams, earning 4th place in team points. All of the brackets and results can be found on

To summarize here are the team results:

#11 AAWatertown-Mayer221
#3 AJackson County Central215
#1 AKimball Area194.5
New Ulm Area91
Howard Lake/Waverly69
Saint Claire Mankato Loyola62.5
Windom/Mountain Lake44

Individual ZM Place Winners:

2nd Place
120 – Jack Krier
132 – Lucas Schiell
138 – Ben Murray

3rd Place
113 – Lucas Williams
145 – Kaleb Lochner
160 – Isaiah O’Reilly
170 – Gabe Tupper

5th Place
126 – Ryan Stimets
182 – Ryan Lexvold

6th Place
152 – Mason Goodman

Ben Murray hit a milestone this weekend with his 50th career varsity victory! Congrats Ben! Looking forward to the next 50!

Junior High and remaining JV traveled to Wabasha to take on 8 other teams from the area. There were 25+ wrestlers from ZM attending this tournament.

Finally, we had 4 youth wrestlers wrestling preseason in Rochester for the YellowJacket Nationals. Jaxon Liffrig (3rd) and Owen Lexvold (4th) reached the podium. Lincoln Toombs (1-2) and Jake Moran (2-2) just missed the podium. But, looking at the pictures, they had a great time.