ZM Varsity earned first place in the FCLMC Holiday Tournament, which consisted of 10 teams from Minnesota and Iowa. Congrats Cougars! Let’s reward them with a big crowd for the first dual of the season vs Stewartville this Wednesday night (12/22)! Wrestling starts at 6pm for the JV and 7pm for the varsity. The youth 5002 club will be introduced Wednesday night as well! Join us for a night of excitement!
Team scores from the Holiday Tournament:
Fillmore C-Lanesboro-M-C Wolves
Every ZM wrestler made the podium with the following place winners:
1st Place 113 – Lucas Williams 120 – Jack Krier 132 – Lucas Schiell 160 – Isaiah O’Reilly 195 – Cody Anderson
2nd Place 126 – Ryan Stimets 138 – Ben Murray 170 – Gabe Tupper 220 – Tucker Buck
3rd Place 145 – Kaleb Lochner 182 – Ryan Lexvold
4th Place 106 – Noah Schaefer 152 – Wilson Nordquist 285 – Dalton Hall
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!
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 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 trackwrestling.com.
To summarize here are the team results:
Jackson County Central
New Ulm Area
Saint Claire Mankato Loyola
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.